Current and Upcoming ICAC Events
Photography in Mali with Prof. Candace Keller
Students in Prof. Diane Pelrine's Problems in African Art graduate seminar will hear a lecture from Prof. Keller regarding her socio-historical research of the meaning, function, and aesthetic significance of photographs in Mali, West Africa, from the 19th to the 21st centuries.
Climate Change, Ecology and Environmental Policy with Dr. Alessandro Gimona of the James Hutton Institute Dr. Gimona is a spatial ecologist and a geographer with experience of both terrestrial and aquatic systems. In a lecture with the Global Health and Environment course, Dr. Gimona will detail the effects of climate change and land use change on biodiversity, species distribution and the spatial distribution of ecosystem services.
Fariba Nawa, author of Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan Ms. Nawa will give a lecture on human trafficking and the drug trade in the Middle East. Ms. Nawa is an award-winning Afghan-American journalist, covers a range of issues and specializes in immigrant and Muslim communities in the United States and abroad.
Global Issues with Jeff Lightfoot of the Atlantic Council
Jeff Lightfoot, an IU alumnus and the Deputy Director of the International Security Program of the US foreign policy advisory council, Atlantic Council, will meet with students in the Nations, States and Boundaries course to discuss current foreign policy issues.
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 will meet with students at Hangzhou Normal University to discuss topics such as nationalism, economics and politics.
Multilevel Europe with Martí Grau i Segú
In a lecture with students in the International Studies Program, Martí Grau i Segú, a former MEP, will touch on the mutations of sovereignty and the allocation of power between Nation States, regional and local levels, and the EU. The session will include comments on the latest changes introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon, emphasizing how these changes are being put under strain by the current economic crisis.
Conflicts in the Arab World with Rajendra Abhyankar
A special guest to the Introduction to International Studies course, Mr. Abhyankar will give a lecture on sources of conflict in the Arab world. Mr. Abhyankar is a seasoned expert in the subject – he has been a diplomat for over 40 years, holding important positions in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and South Asia. He was Ambassador of India to the European Union, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Syria, and Cyprus.
Chernobyl: Through the Eyes of a Witness Albert Ninjik was a first responder to the 1986 Ukrainian nuclear disaster. He will speak with students in the Global Heath and Environment course on the causes, first measures, and outcomes of the Chernobyl explosion.
Working in the US Foreign Service: a Conversation with Jeremy Chen Jeremy Chen, a US State Department Foreign Service Officer currently stationed in Pakistan, will speak Indiana University students. As part of the US State Department's "Hometown Diplomats" program, Mr. Chen will be speaking about his experiences working for the State Department in a variety of positions and embassies abroad, as well as his links to IUB, of which he is also a graduate.