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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:00pm to Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

Join us for the second annual America's Role in the World conference at the IU School of Global and International Studies on March 29 and 30. Our participants include the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne, ambassador Nicholas Burns, and former deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman, just to name a few. This non-partisan conference, co-convened by Sen. Dick Lugar and Rep. Lee Hamilton, will address the pressing global issues facing the new U.S. administration. Check out the schedule events on the conference home page to see our confirmed list, with more to come.

Friday, March 31, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
1060 GISB

Please join us next Friday, March 31st from 4:30-6:00pm in GISB Room 1060 for a guest lecture by Dr. Stephen Biddle entitled, “Small Footprint, Small Payoff: The Military Effectiveness of Security Force Assistance." This event is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of the Middle East. Refreshments will be served

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:15am to Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 3:30am
Binford Elementary School Gymnasium 2300 E. 2nd Street, Bloomington, IN

Lotus Blossoms Bazaar - March 31 & April 1

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
School of Global and International Studies Room 1060

The Center for the Study of the Middle East is very excited to welcome Sherizaan Minwalla, a Practitioner-in-Residence in the International Human Rights Law Clinic at the American University Washington College of Law. She will be speaking on the topic of “Gender and Justice in Iraq” on Monday, April 3rd at 12:00p.m. in the School of Global and International Studies Room 1060.


Monday, April 3, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:45pm
GISB 3134

You are all invited to join us for a faculty lunch to welcome Dr. Kamp next Monday in GISB 3134 from 12:30pm-1:45pm. Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to attend. Professor Kamp joined the Department this year and this is an opportunity for students to learn more about her research, interests, and classes. 


Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Lilly Library

Wednesday, April 5th at 4pm, join us for Dr. Paul Losensky's tour de force exploration of Persian materials from the materials in the Lilly library special exhibit with a talk entitled “Charting Arabic in Full-Color Lithography: A Pedagogical Aid for Persian Speakers from 19th Century India"

This talk is in association with the Lilly Library's temporary special exhibit "India, Empire, Nation: 200 Years of Indian History" an exhibit that helps us uncover unseen and unexplored facets of Indian history through a very special collection of materials.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:30pm
SGIS Atrium

Explore Central Eurasia with Us

Spring Expo - Central Eurasian Studies

Thursday, April 6th from 11-2:30 - SGIS Atrium

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
8:30am to 5:00pm
GISB 1060

Art & Refugees Symposium

April 6th, 2017
Global & International Studies Building, Indiana University Bloomington

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Fine Arts 102

The IU Foreign/Second Language Share Fair Spring 2017 is ready for proposals! The Share Fair is an opportunity for language educators at IU to come together each semester to share their teaching ideas. Originating in the late 1990s, this event has been well received by language instructors, AIs, and graduate students who are interested in language teaching.

Theme of the Share Fair Spring 2017:
"The Here and Now"
Incorporating Current Events into the Language Classroom

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm

The Here and Now: Incorporating Current Events into the Language Classroom.

Friday, April 7, 2017

2:00 P.M.4:30 P.M.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Fine Arts Auditorium (FA015)

Saturday, April 8, 10am-5pm, Fine Arts Auditorium (FA015)

Tibetan Studies at IU - A Tribute to Elliot Sperling

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00pm
Alumni Hall IMU

Indiana University Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Chair

and the Turkish Student Association




Project: Visiting Scholar Dr. Yusuf Benli, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Kemal Silay

“My Kaaba is the human being.”

Hacı Bektaş Veli (13th century)

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:00am
Dogwood Room, IMU

Hungarian avant-garde masters of architecture, dance, music, literature and visual arts



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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am
IMU State Room East

China, Russia, and the World




Friday April 7, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
IMU State Room East


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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Nyamsuren Dorjpalam

Recently the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Nyamsuren Dorjpalam, the 2016-2017 FLTA from Mongolia. Nyamsuren Dorjpalam will assist the Mongolian instructor, Tserenchunt Legden, with Mongolian classes for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact


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