Past ICAC Events
Living Jerusalem: Cultures and Communities in Contention with Prof. Amy Horowitz
A visiting scholar at Center for the Study of Global Change, Prof. Horowitz's class explored culture and conflict in the disputed territory of Jerusalem. Students participated in over eight videoconferences throughout the semester with various experts in fields such as Islamic studies, history, cultural studies, and politicians, as well as activists and students. For more information see the class blog here.
Introduction to International Studies with special guest Dr. Nihal Fahmy
As part of the introductory course to International Studies, students were joined by Dr. Fahmy, United Nations regional expert on human trafficking. After a short lecture, Dr. Fahmy and students discussed ethics, women's rights, as well as international and regional legislation on human trafficking.
Global Issues with Jeff Lightfoot of the Atlantic Council
Jeff Lightfoot, an IU alumnus and the Associate Director of the International Security Program of the US foreign policy advisory council, Atlantic Council, met with students in the International Studies capstone seminar to discuss current foreign policy issues such as US involvement in Libya. In addition, he advised students who were interested in pursuing careers in dealing with foreign policy and global issues.
Comparing Criminal Justice Systems with Prof. Ben Berger and his University of Victoria, British Columbia class
The Hutton Honors College invited members of the honors program as well as students in IU's Inside-Out program to discuss issues of criminal justice with Prof. Ben Berger and several of his law students at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Along with IU alumnus Kathleen Claussen, who is currently clerking for Federal Judge David Hamilton of the US Seventh Court of Appeals in Indiana, the students were able to discuss current issues and compare US and Canadian crime and punishment systems.
Global Human Trafficking with Prof. Michael J. Smith
As part of a special topics course, Human Rights and Social Movements, Prof. Smith, Director of Interdisciplinary Program in Political and Social Thought and Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia joined IU students to discuss his experience as a human trafficking expert. Students were able to engage with Prof. Smith about their research projects and service-based learning opportunities.
African Textile Presentation with Prof. Suzanne Gott at University of British Columbia
Students in Prof. Diane Pelrine's Textiles and Fashion in Sub-Saharan Africa seminar heard a lecture from Prof. Gott about her work with Ghanaian fashions. Students learned about the role of fashion in constructions of identity and several students were able to discuss research plans for their own projects with Prof. Gott.
Introduction to International Studies with students at Hangzhou Normal University
Through six joint sessions led by instructors from both schools, the I100 International Studies class met with students at Hangzhou Normal University to discuss topics such as nationalism, economics and politics. In addition, students worked in pairs–one student from each class–to complete a final project that would examine issues discussed in class.