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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 -
11:45am to 1:00pm
President's Room of the University Club

Hopeless but Optimistic: A Hoosier Reports on America’s Endless War in Afghanistan

Independent journalist and author Douglas Wissing will discuss his reporting in insurgency-wracked Afghanistan, and his new book, Hopeless but Optimistic, which is based on his most recent embed with US troops.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Lilly Library

The School of Global and International Studies and the Islamic Studies Program are proud to present Guided Tours of the Lilly Library.

The tour is free and open to the public

Tour is approximately 1.5 hours long

Expert guide: Yasemin Gencer, PhD, Independent Researcher, Art History, Islamic Art & Visual Culture

Registration: Email


Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
Room 101 Psychology Building

In partnership with Living Earth Television, the Center for the Study of Global Change will be screening the documentary Horsemen, directed by Nancy Muqing Mu. The screening will be followed by comments from John Yasuda, IU Assistant Professor in East Asian Languages & Cultures and discussion led by Martha Foster, LETV President. The event will take place on Thursday, September 29th, at 7pm in room 101 of the Psychology Building (PY). The screening is not ticketed and all are welcome!

Sunday, October 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Oliver Winery 200 E Winery Rd, Bloomington, IN 47404

The Association of Central Eurasian Studies (ACES) and the Hungarian Cultural Association (HCA) have teamed up this year to organize the Annual Departmental Picnic. This year we are shaking things up and having the picnic at Oliver Winery's back deck.

Monday, October 3, 2016 -
8:30am to 3:00pm

IU CIBER and the Institute for International Business are partnering with KSB, OVPIA, SGIS, and the Institute for Defense & Business to host Business and Peace: Roles in Peace-Making, Peace-Building and Peace-Keeping in the Neil-Marshall Grand Hall on October 3rd. We have a great, high-profile line-up of speakers. The workshop is free and open to the public but space is limited and registration in advance is required. I’m hoping you will share with your faculty and students.

Monday, October 3, 2016 -
8:30am to 3:00pm
Neal-Marshall Grand Hall 275 N. Jordan Avenue Bloomington, IN 47405

This one-day workshop will deepen understanding around the role that business can place in peace-making, peace-building, and peace-keeping. The ability for business – Entrepreneurs and SMEs through Multinationals – to act as a stabilizing and peace building force in the world has been changing and leading to exciting research and action.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Leo R. Dowling International Center (111 S. Jordan Ave.) Room 106
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Leo R. Dowling International Center (111 S. Jordan Ave), Room 106

A representative from the Boren Awards for International Study will be present on campus to conduct an informational workshop for interested graduate students on Wednesday, October 5th from 3-4:00pm, in the Leo R. Dowling International Center (111 S. Jordan Ave), Room 106. Please find a flyer attached.

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 12:00pm
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana - School of Global and International Studies

Please see the following announcement regarding the 2nd annual conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics that will take place from October 7th to October 9th. The event is sponsored by the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC), the Center for the Study of the Middle East (CSME), and the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS).

Continuing the Journey: Strengthening The Central Asian Language Community

Inivted Speakers Include:
Silvina Montrul - University of Illinois

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
GA 3015

This initiative provides an interdisciplinary forum for all students working in the field of Iranian Studies to present papers, dissertation chapters or any other works in progress to faculty and fellow students. The workshop format will allow for students to engage in discussion and receive constructive feedback on their works in progress, while its interdisciplinary nature will offer a broad range of perspectives through which their writings may be understood and critiqued.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Dogwood Room - Indiana Memorial Union

American Muslims constitute approximately one percent of the total population of the United States, yet their presence in the US has become a major flashpoint in the 2016 US Presidential election. How can we explain this development? Is Donald Trump responsible? Do the Republican Party and Fox News bear any responsibility for the acrimonious and polarized debate that surrounds this subject? Alternatively, are events in the Arab-Islamic world—particularly the rise and spread of ISIS—key to the story?

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 12:00pm
Boston Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA

MESA is accepting applications for its 50th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

For more information please visit:

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Call for Papers
Proposal submission deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016.

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
Holiday Inn - Schaumburg Area 3405 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

The conference aims to pursue a new pathway for advocating innovative approaches in research and practices, maximizing professional exchanges and collaboration among LCTL educators, and leveraging resources and strengths in the less commonly taught languages community. We cordially invite researchers, practitioners, program developers, and administrators in the LCTL community organizations to submit proposals and attend the conference. The 2017 NCOLCTL Conference is scheduled for April 21-23, 2017, with pre-conference workshops scheduled for April 20th, 2017

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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Saulet Alpysbayeva

For many years now at Indiana University, the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) has welcomed Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) from the region into CEUS classrooms. The Fulbright FLTA Program, as part of the larger Fulbright Program, works to deepen U.S. citizens’ knowledge of foreign languages and cultures, while providing an opportunity for international teachers of English as a foreign language to enhance their language instruction skills on U.S. campuses.