Stephen Macekura of SGIS International Studies writes at "First Year 2017" that next president must consider climate change as a national security threat.
Dana Vanderburgh travels to Panama with fellow IU student as part of Movement Exchange, a cultural understanding program through dance.
Ireri Perez has studied social injustice in India, took part in semester-long study in Ecuador.
- 12:00 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.
As winter falls, women and children compose an increasingly higher percentage of the Middle Eastern refugees on the refugee trail to Western Europe. What dangers and fears threaten refugees crossing from Turkey through Greece and the Balkans to Germany? What roles do governments, large international agencies, and local NGOs play in the refugee camps on the way? What are “strategic camps”? Who is being excluded? Dr. Trix recently returned from Macedonia, where she assisted Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan refugees in refugee camps. She previously worked with Bosnian and Kosovar refugees from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. She has long conducted research in Muslim communities in the US, Turkey, and the Balkans. A speaker of Turkish, Albanian, colloquial Arabic, French, and some Macedonian, she has also taught, researched, and lived in Lebanon, Yemen, and Syria. She is Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Anthropology at IUB. This event is sponsored by the Institute for European Studies, the Russian and East European Institute, and the Center for the Study of the Middle East.
- 12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m.
Please join the Center for the Study of the Middle East and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures for Professor Kevin Martin’s book launch and lunch lecture, “A State Without Citizens: The Tragedy of Syrian History,” on February 16 from 12:00-1:00pm in GISB 3067. Professor Martin will discuss his new book, "Syria's Democratic Years: Citizens, Experts, and Media in the 1950s". Lunch will be provided!
- 06:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Global and International Studies Building, Room 1118
Presentation by Chunyu Yang. Chinese Tidings is an annual series of lectures presented entirely in Chinese. Offered to stimulate discussion on a range of topics while fostering cultural literacy and language skills, the series is open to native speakers of Chinese, students of the language, and even those with no proficiency, since simultaneous summary translations are provided through the lectures by Flagship students. Chinese Tidings is sponsored by IU's Chinese Flagship Center to increase opportunities for authentic interaction in Chinese.