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Megan Kelly Congratulations to International Studies major Megan Kelly, who delivered the undergraduate address at the SGIS graduation convocation Saturday, May 7th.

77 students presented their Capstone theses at the International Studies Capstone Symposium. Pictures are available on our Facebook page.

Applications for the Spring 2016 International Studies Student Paper Awards are now open. Applications are due by Thursday, April 28. Details are available in the pdf linked below.

International Studies students will be presenting their Capstone Theses at the International Studies Spring Capstone Symposium this Thursday, April 21st in the Global and International Studies Building, from 4:30 – 8:00 PM. Panel presentations will start at 4:30: reception and a poster viewing will start at 6:45 in the first floor lounge.

A complete program is available on the Capstone website.

Today, Thursday, April 14, Professor James Syvitsky will present his talk, The Anthropocene---From Concept, to Geological Epoch, to 21st Century Science and Public Discourse, in Moot Court Room 123 in the Maurer School of Law.

Please join us this Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and 31st, for the two-day Inaugural Conference America's Role in the World. Senator Richard Lugar, Congessman Lee Hamilton, and Ambassador Lee Feinstein will chair a conference at which scholars, political leaders, policy analysts and journalists will consider the foreign policy issues that will face the next president. More details are available here.

Oxfam at IU presents Poisoned Pipelines: Flint Michigan & Environmental Racism at the Neal-Marshall Grand Hall this Thursday, March 31st at 7pm. Refreshments will be provided.

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SGIS Information Session
GISB, North Reception Area
Wednesday, February 24th 5:00 PM

Don’t miss a great chance to learn about majors, courses, and other opportunities available through the School of Global and International Studies. Students, faculty, and advisors from all four departments will be on hand to answer questions. Food
and refreshments will be provided.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2015 International Studies Paper Awards:

Capstone Award:
Mikaela Breese
"Fire or Smoke? Media Discourse vs. the Reality of Japan’s Role in the South China Sea"

Paper Scholar Award:
Niloofar Asgari
"Iranian Women in Sex Work"

Congratulations to both recipients!

We are pleased to announce two new awards available for International Studies undergraduates!

The Capstone Scholar Award grants $500 to the I-400 student who authors the best Capstone Thesis.

The Paper Scholar Award is a $300 award given to the student who submits the best paper in an INTL class other than the Capstone.

Students must nominate their own papers to be considered. Please click below for more information, including application procedures. All applications are due by December 11, 2015.

This Wednesday, October 28th, SGIS will be hosting the Global Career Panel. In addition to a panel discussion and catered reception, students will have a chance to speak with employers from a variety of disciplines. All students are welcome to attend.

Photo by U.S. Department of State

SGIS will be hosting an address by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on October 15 at 11:00 am. His visit is timed to celebrate the opening of the new Global and International Studies Building.

More information about his visit is available through the official press release.

Loren Landau bio picProfessor Loren B. Landau (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) will present:

Political Communities of Convenience Thursday, October 1st at 12:00 PM in GISB 3067: An interdisciplinary discussion on migration, urbanization, and work in Sub-Saharan Africa

“Reconceptualising labour, livelihoods and protection” September 30 at 4:00 PM in the Maple Room at the IMU. This lecture will draw heavily on ongoing Zimbabwe-related work to consider how moneys are earned, transferred and used in formal and informal ways.

GISB AtriumThe International Studies Open House was held September 9th in the GISB Atrium.

Mark MintonMark Minton, a former senior U.S. diplomat, will be teaching The Craft of American Diplomacy, a new section of I-300, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:45 AM. This course presents a practical guide to diplomacy as seen by those who practice it in actual negotiations. Freshmen are welcome. No previous coursework in International Studies is required.

On April 23rd, Professor Morten Oxenboell will present "The Art of Dying Well — Aesthetics of Violence in pre-modern Japan". His talk will take place from 4:00 -6:30 p.m. in the University Club's Faculty Room, Indiana Memorial Union.

Ambassador Feisal Istrabadi

Ambassador Feisal Istrabadi will give a lecture on "Diplomacy and Its Discontents" on Wednesday, April 22nd at 4 pm in the Georgian Room in the Indiana Memorial Union. The lecture is part of the International Studies Undergraduate Capstone Symposium

Join us April 2nd for Dan Knudsen’s presentation, “From Zero to Two Hundred in Four Years: The journey that was and is International Studies” This talk will take place at the University Club’s Faculty Room, Indiana Memorial Union, from 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Network with alumni at International Global Careers Night on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Indiana Memorial Union, State Room East. Hope to pursue a future career or opportunity using your international skills and knowledge? Join us for an evening of networking with IU Alumni whose global education has led them into various fields across the world. This event offers a valuable opportunity for students to network with guests from different fields who will answer questions about their work and career paths. Students will practice professional development and find new opportunities to engage with international topics. The event will feature roundtable discussion as well as an open networking session to maximize interaction. Business casual attire is appropriate for this event.

The panelists below are International Studies Alumni, representing the following companies:
Robert Ellis, Cornerstone Research, IU Class of 2012
Jeff Lightfoot, Jones Group International, IU Class of 2006
Valeria Fonseca, Google, IU Class of 2014
Aileen Ottenweller, gatheredtable, IU Class of 2012
Carolyn Commons, USAID, IU Class of 2012


International Studies alumna, Amy Herman, will be delivering the keynote address for the International Studies Capstone Symposium. Join us on December 4th, at 4 pm in the Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union.

SGIS has been selected to be a founding member of a new International Policy Scholars Consortium to be funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The consortium will bring together faculty from five top international relations programs to better prepare students for successful careers in both policymaking and academia.


Lee FeinsteinSGIS Student Open House
All SGIS students are invited to meet Dean Lee Feinstein at the SGIS Student Open House on Monday, September 29, 3:30-5 pm, State Room West, in the Indiana Memorial Union.



lugarRichard Lugar to speak at the International Studies Undergraduate Symposium
Former U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar, a professor of practice in the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies, will speak Wednesday, April 23, at IU Bloomington about the U.S. and European response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Full article can be found here.


kahnIU's Center for the Study of Global Change recieves prestigious Simon Award.
Our very own professor Hilary Kahn is the Director of the Center which received the Simon Award, for its Bridges: Children, Languages, World project, which offers exploratory language and culture classes to young learners in Monroe County. Read more here.


Undegraduate SymposiumLee Feinstein, dean of IU School of Global and International Studies, to present O'Meara Lecture.
Lee A. Feinstein, founding dean of the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, will present the Patrick O'Meara International Lecture on April 1 at IU Bloomington. Read the press release here.


Undegraduate Symposium

Ambassador Lee A. Feinstein named founding dean of IU's School of Global and International Studies
Ambassador Lee A. Feinstein, whose experience includes more than two decades serving in high-level positions in diplomacy and foreign affairs, has been appointed founding dean of Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies.


Undegraduate SymposiumDepartment of International Studies Undergraduate Capstone Symposium

Join us Wednesday, December 4th from 5-7:30 in the Frangipani, Walnut, and Oak rooms at the Indiana Memorial Union for this year's Undergraduate Capstone Symposium. Information for the symposium can be found here.


Human Trafficking Awareness WeekHuman Trafficking Awareness Week
“A first-stop resource for scholars, researchers, policy makers, activists, the media, and others who are seeking information about Human Trafficking.”



Graduation BrunchInternational Studies recent graduates and their families enjoyed a Graduation Brunch on Saturday, May 4, at the Georgian Room in the Indiana Memorial Union.