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Pictures From Spring 2010 Programs

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On Making Medical Decisions:
Discussion Lunch with Mark Mercurio,
Yale Pediatrics Professor and Practitioner


April 21, 2010

At this discussion lunch, co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the Wells Scholars Program, Mark Mercurio, the Poynter Center's 2010 Matthew Vandivier Sims Memorial Lecturer, spoke with students about the hard choices parents and doctors sometimes have to make for children and the factors that should be taken into consideration when making such decisions.

A Fireside Conversation with
British Ambassador to the United States
Sir Nigel Sheinwald


April 15, 2010

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, the British ambassador to the United States, visited the IU campus as a guest of IU President Michael A. McRobbie, Vice President for International Affairs Patrick O'Meara, and Provost Karen Hanson. During his visit, he met with undergraduates at the Hutton Honors College and talked about his experiences as a diplomat, the differences between the U.S. and British foreign services, the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, his strong interests in education, and many other topics.

The Best of Friends, the Closest of Allies:
A British Perspective on International Security
and American Foreign Policy:
Discussion Supper with Lord John Roper
of the British House of Lords


April 8, 2010

At this discussion supper, co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the Wells Scholars Program, Lord John Roper of the British House of Lords spoke with students about his career, his views on European-American relations, the current global economic climate, and a variety of other topics raised by IU undergraduates. Pictured with Roper are HHC students Scott Anderson and Jarrod Lowery.

Living Pictures and the War of Images:
Discussion Supper with Visual Cultural and Iconology Scholar
W. J. T. Mitchell of the University of Chicago


April 1, 2010

At this discussion supper, W. J. T. Mitchell, the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, spoke with students about a range of topics, including new media and the impact of imagery in war. Mitchell was on campus as a guest of the Patten Foundation, and this supper was co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the Wells Scholars Program.

What Should We Be Concerned About?:
A Discussion Lunch on International Issues
and Diplomacy with Sir Ivor Roberts,
Former British Ambassador to Ireland, Italy, San Marino, and Yugoslavia and Current President of Trinity College, Oxford University


March 26, 2010

At lunch, Sir Ivor Roberts discussed his experiences in Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service (he served posts as head of counterterrorism and ambassador to Yugoslavia, among others) and talked about international affairs with IU undergraduates. Roberts' visit to campus was sponsored by the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the lunch was co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the Wells Scholars Program.

Women and Islam:
A Late-evening Discussion Supper
with Asma Afsaruddin of the IU Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
and Dana Cloud of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Communication Studies


March 25, 2010

Following a discussion panel on "Speaking for Herself: The Muslim Woman in the United States," organized by the Muslim Student Union and Union Board, students had the opportunity to talk with scholars Asma Afsaruddin and Dana Cloud about the ways in which Muslim women are portrayed and perceived in the United States and in other countries and cultures. In this photo, Afsaruddin listens to a student's question about how to educate Americans about Islamic religion and culture.

Diversity over Drinks

March 10, 2010

At this program, organized by HHC students Emily Berman and Adeel Chaudhry as part of IU's second annual Diversity Day, students had the opportunity to discuss contemporary international issues with their peers while enjoying multicultural cheeses and teas. In this picture, Peter Shen, who is from China, and another student discuss the different ways various countries and groups view gender.

Tackling World Poverty
with One Laptop Per Child:
Discussion Lunch with Paul Commons
of One Laptop Per Child


March 5, 2010

At this discussion lunch, co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the Wells Scholars Program, Paul Commons, an alumnus of Indiana University and an employee of One Laptop Per Child, spoke with students about the work his organization does and how students can become involved.

Toward a Global Environmental Policy:
What's Next After Copenhagen?:
Discussion Breakfast with
Environmental Policy Specialist
Pamela Chasek


March 5, 2010

At this breakfast, sponsored by the Hutton Honors College, students talked with environmental policy expert Pamela Chasek, an associate professor of government at Manhattan College, about her publication Earth Negotiations Bulletin (a daily summary of UN environmental negotiations distributed to participants and printed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development), about environmental summits in general, and about what needs to be done to address climate change challenges. In this picture, Chasek poses with HHC student Maryam Haji Ali Akbari.

The Literary (in Theory):
The Roles of the Writer, Reader, and Critic:
Discussion Lunch with
Cornell Scholar Jonathan Culler


February 26, 2010

At this lunch, co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the Wells Scholars Program, Professor Jonathan Culler of Cornell University spoke with HHC students about the value of studying literature no matter what a student's major or a person's field of work. Culler was on campus as a guest of the Institute of Advanced Study.

Count Me If You Can: College Students,
College "Towns," and the 2010 Census


February 22, 2010

What is the relationship between colleges and the towns in which they are located? How does the United States Census shape this relationship? What role do students play in the Census, and where should they be counted? Bloomington City Council member Steve Volan answered these and other questions at this program, organized by students of the IU Public Relations Student Society of America.

Check Your Label: Where Are You Wearing?:
Discussion Breakfast with Kelsey Timmerman,
Author of Where Am I Wearing?:
A Global Tour to the Countries,
Factories and People That Make Our Clothes


February 5, 2010

Who makes the clothes that you wear every day? How does the work affect their lives? Kelsey Timmerman touched on these and other topics at this breakfast, sponsored by the Hutton Honors College. He was on campus to participate in a symposium, "Check Your Label: Elements of Conscious Consumerism," hosted by the Kelley School of Business.

Exporting Democracy: Miltary Intervention
vs. Free Trade vs. ???:
Discussion Lunch with Political Economist
Christopher Coyne, Author of
After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy


February 1, 2010

At this lunch, political economist Christopher Coyne explained to students his belief that free trade can be as effective (or more effective) than military intervention in bringing democratic principles to and reforming social constructs in other societies. Coyne was brought to campus by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Healthcare Reform: A Decision-making Workshop

January 29 & 30, 2010

During this two-day workshop, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program, students learned how healthcare in the United States compares to healthcare systems in other industrialized countries and worked with their peers and a number of knowledgeable guests to formulate their own proposals for healthcare reform. In this photograph, Sandy DeWeese—an administrator at Southern Indiana Pediatrics, a former nurse, and a member of the SPEA faculty—listens as HHC student Olesya Zakharkina discusses a policy issue with the members of her group.

Politics, Strategy, and Security
in the Middle East: A Fireside Chat
with Israeli Scholar Efraim Inbar


January 25, 2010

At this fireside chat, students had the chance to talk about the political, social, and economic climate in the Middle East with Efraim Inbar, a professor at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Inbar's visit to campus was co-sponsored by the Borns Jewish Studies Program, the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, the Iranian Studies Program, the Islamic Studies Program, and the Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Chair.

Where Does Our Food Come From
—and Why Does It Matter?:
A Discussion Brunch with
Ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan
and Farmer Joel Salatin
(of The Omnivore's Dilemma fame)
Featuring Locally Grown and Produced Foods


January 24, 2010

At this special discussion brunch, students spoke with Gary Nabhan and Joel Salatin about local and slow food and why these movements matter. This breakfast was co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the Wells Scholars Program with the assistance of political science professor Christine Barbour.

A Lawyer's Experience with the
Politics of Healthcare Reform:
An Informal Q&A with IU Alumna Libby Baney


January 12, 2010

Libby Baney, an alumna of Indiana University Bloomington and the Maurer School of Law, spoke with undergraduates about the politics and process of healthcare reform and about the career paths available to IU graduates. This fireside chat was co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College, the Liberal Arts and Management Program, the Maurer School of Law, and the Wells Scholars Program.



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