The IAUNRC develops interactive video programs on Central Eurasian topics for schools participating in Indiana's Vision Athena project. Each semester the Center develops programs based on the particular needs of the audience. IAUNRC is also exploring the development of courses and programs that would link Indiana University with other universities in the United States and the countries of Central Eurasia.
IAUNRC provides teachers with resource guides, audio and video recordings, slide programs, and other materials designed to help bring Inner Asian and Uralic studies into the curriculum. Besides its growing resource library, the Center offers tailored assistance to teachers who need materials or information dealing with Central Eurasia. IAUNRC has also begun a three-year curriculum development project which will result in classroom-ready units on Central Asia, the Baltics, and Tibet and Mongolia. In addition to these lesson plans, we also invite educators to look at our collection of loanable items as well as the free learning materials produced by the Center.
Academic Exchanges and Linkages
IAUNRC helps foster and support academic exchange and linkage programs with the countries of Central Eurasia. In addition, each year IU hosts many students and scholars from those areas and works to identify and provide opportunities for IU students and faculty to study and conduct research abroad.
Speakers and Presenations
IAUNRC provides speakers free of charge to schools and other audiences through IU's popular Global Speakers Service. These presentations provide a valuable opportunity to interact with faculty, graduate students, and international students on virtually any topic relevant to Central Eurasia.
IAUNRC hosts and cosponsors a variety of professional conferences and workshops throughout the year, including workshops that provide secondary and post-secondary teachers with timely information on Central Eurasia as well as ideas on how to introduce that material into their classrooms. The Center also supports language pedagogy workshops and the International Studies Institute, which provides high school teachers and students from across the country the opportunity to explore international issues during a residential workshop in the summer.