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  • SGIS Drop-in Career Advising

    Every Wednesday from 11-1 Have last-minute questions about your resume, upcoming networking event or anything else career-related? Come visit us in the Atrium of the Global & International Studies building.
  • Baltic and Finnish Studies Association (Bafsa)

    Baltic and Finnish Studies Association (Bafsa) is a small and friendly group of students interested in the region and always open to new members! Undergraduates, graduates, faculty, all are welcome. Please feel free to join us at our meetings or to contact the current president Sean Metzer ( about the organization.
  • IU GradGrants Center Spring 2017 Workshop Series presents: The Art of Proposal Writing

    February 22, 2017, 1-2pm The IU GradGrants Center is excited to offer The Art of Proposal Writing, the third installment in our Spring Workshop Series, from 1 to 2pm on Wednesday, February 22. We will also hold a combined question-and-answer session and walk-in hour immediately following the workshop. No RSVP is required, but space is limited. Woodburn 200
  • The Russian Language Cultural Association Invites You to Our Annual Celebration of Maslenitsa!

    February 22, 2017, 5-7pm Maslenitsa is a traditional Eastern Slavic celebration of springtime. Very similar to Western traditions of Carnival and Mardi Gras, Maslenitsa takes place during the last week before Lent. It is associated with the end of winter and the coming of new life in spring. There will be traditional music, dances, games, and LOTS of food, so come hungry and happy! IMU President’s Room
  • Working in a Tug-of-War: Translating and Interpreting at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, by Ellen Elias-Bursac

    February 22, 2017, 3.30-5pm In international war crimes trials, witnesses testify—through an interpreter—about translated documents tendered as evidence; attorneys argue—through an interpreter—about both the translated documents and the interpreting, and judges adjudicate on interpreted testimony and translated evidence. Fully visible in every one of the more than 10,000 days of trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the translators and interpreters have played an active role in shaping international justice. In the Distinguished Alumni room [Found behind the elevator / Tree Suite area]
  • 2017-2018 Application Webinar Host by: American Councils Study Abroad

    February 23, 2017, 2-3pm American Councils for International Education will be hosting a webinar for students, faculty, and IE professionals interested in learning more about American Councils Study Abroad programs, the application process, and available financial aid. Anyone interested in attending may RSVP with the following link: We hope to see you there! As a general reminder, applications for our summer programs are due February 15th, and applications for fall and academic year programs are due March 15th. For a comprehensive list of our programs, please visit our website
  • Estonian Evening

    February 23, 2017, 5.30pm Join us in the celebration of Estonia's 99th Independence Day and enjoy a night of Estonian folk music, singing, food, and great company! IMU University Club, The Faculty Room
  • Navigating Global Careers: Panel Discussion

    February 23, 2017, 6-8pm Learn about what it means to have a globally-focused career! GISB Atrium
  • William Kristol: American Politics in the Age of Trump

    February 24, 2017, 1-2.30pm William Kristol is the editor at large of The Weekly Standard, is a regular on ABC’s This Week and on ABC’s special events and election coverage, and appears frequently on other leading political commentary shows. Before starting the Weekly Standard in 1995, Mr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. He served as editor for 21 years. IMU Alumni Hall
  • Area Studies, Anthropology and Intelligence, A Public Lecture by David Abramson

    February 24, 2017, 1.30-3.30pm David Abramson is the U.S. Department of State’s Uzbekistan and Tajikistan analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He received his doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from Indiana University where he specialized in community and conflict in post-Soviet Uzbekistan. Before coming to Washington in 2001, Dr. Abramson spent four years at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies and directed the Development Studies program. During 2001-2005, he worked in the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, monitoring the status of religious freedom in the Middle East, promoting religious freedom as an element of U.S. foreign policy, advising on outreach to the Muslim world, and engaging with Muslim-American communities. GA 1060
  • Urban Growth: Examining the Trajectory and Circumstances of Urban Expansion, Social Studies Workshop

    February 27, 2017, 9am-3pm In this workshop, subject-matter specialists from IU-Bloomington’s Title VI Area Studies Centers will present content related to the theme of Urban Growth. The presentations will connect the theme with Social Studies Standards for Civics and Government, World History, and Geography. A teaching methods specialist will provide creative teaching ideas for your social studies course.
  • A Conversation with Ben Rhodes, Senior Advisor to Former President Obama: “America's Role in the World"

    February 27, 2017, 3-4pm Ben Rhodes, a senior advisor to former President Barack Obama, was instrumental in shaping foreign policy during his time in the Obama administration. Sponsored by the Hutton Honors College, this moderated conversation is part of the Many Worlds, One Globe series designed to highlight research and creative activities that connect global understanding with individual identity. IMU Solarium, 900 E. Seventh St.
  • Polish Studies Center: Poetry and Pierogi

    February 28, 2017, 5pm Reading of Polish poetry in translation organized by the students from the Polish Cultural Association. “Pierogi” to be served. GISB 4067
  • Hungarian Movie: Son of Saul, 2016 Academy Award (Best Foreign Movie), Cannes Grand Prix, Golden Globe

    March 1, 2017, 7pm In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son. A film by László Nemes, duration 107 minutes. The screening is in Hungarian with English subtitles, followed by Q&A with lead actor Géza Röhrig. IU Cinema
  • SOYUZ Symposium

    March 3-4, 2017 Embracing Confusion and Questioning Clarity: On Matters of Method in Postsocialist Studies. Featuring work on contemporary Russian society, hosted by REEI and co-sponsored by RSW.
  • Folklore Expedition 2017: Film, Tradition, and Change

    March 4, 2017 The folklore expedition to Belarus, led by documentary film-maker Sergei Minyonok, will examine the past and present of the “Day of the Holy Spirit” observances in the west Russian village of Troitskoye. These observances include both a solemn commemoration of the dead and a rowdy parade with a female effigy.
  • О России по-русски!/On Russia in Russian! Reconciliation without truth: Kremlin ideology and the centennial of the October Revolution/lecture in Russian, by Maria Lipman

    March 6, 2017, 12:15 pm After the collapse of the Soviet Union and for the first decade of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, little attention was paid to national identity and questions of ideology. In recent years, however, the Kremlin has increasingly exploited ideological instruments to give a boost to derzhavnost' (state nationalism), anti-Western and anti-liberal sentiments, and “traditional values.” Where did these ideological turns originate and how has the construction of a guiding ideology played out in 2017, the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution? Global and International Studies Building 4067
  • Polish Studeis Center: A Lecture by Graphic artist and Visiting Professor Wojciech Tylbor-Kubrakiewicz (time and location TBD)

    March 8, 2017 Please kjoin us for a lecture by graphic artist and Visiting Professor Wojciech Tylbor-Kubrakiewicz
  • Polish Studies Center: Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture

    March 23, 2017, 4.30pm “Ebola from Brussels: The Right-Wing War on ‘Gender Ideology’ in Poland and Beyond” lecture by Agnieszka Graff (American Studies Center University of Warsaw). IMU State Room
  • The Political Economy of Contemporary Autocracy

    March 24, 2017 Panel Discussion featuring Konstantin Sonin (University of Chicago), Scott Gelbach (University of Wisconsin). Lunchtime panel 11-1pm at Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park Ave.
  • Islamic Studies Program International Workshop on Authority in Islam in Muslim Eurasia

    March 24-25, 2017 Keynote speaker: Jamal Elias, Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies and South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Elias will discuss the fragmentation of authority in Islam from a thematic, methodological and comparative viewpoint.
  • America’s Role in the World: Issues Facing the New President

    Wednesday, March 29 – Thursday, March 30, 2017 The second annual America’s Role in the World Conference at Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies in Bloomington will address the pressing global issues facing the new U.S. administration. This non-partisan conference, co-convened by two of America’s most esteemed voices in foreign policy, Sen. Dick Lugar and Rep. Lee Hamilton, will address the impact of the election on issues ranging from security to international trade, global public health and climate change to America’s relations with its allies and major powers. The conference will bring the nation’s top scholars and practitioners to campus for two-days of conversation and discussion. Join us. Indiana University Bloomington School of Global and International Studies 355 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Workshop and Panel Discussion on Alternative Media

    April 13-14, 2017 This two-day event will feature leading Russian journalists and media experts: Andrey Soldatov, Mikhail Fishman, Aleksandr Gorbachev and Sergey Parkhomenko and US-based scholars Sarah Oates and Marlene LaRuelle. We welcome your input as discussants and participants contact
  • Auschwitz Summer 2017, Walk in the Steps of a Holocaust Survivor

    Excursion A: June 24-July 2, 2017, Excursion B: July 2-10, 2017 Education Center for a history making event as we expand our ability to offer the experience of traveling with a Holocaust survivor from one summer trip to two. We will travel to Krakow and tour Auschwitz-Birkenau. We will be led by our founder, Eva Mozes Kor, who was liberated from Auschwitz as a child. Eva is pictured at left front in her liberation photo from 1945. We will fly from Chicago to Krakow and stay at a 5-star property while in Krakow. While in Poland we will visit various historical sites, tour Auschwitz- Birkenau with Eva, tour the beautiful city of Krakow, and visit the historic salt mines. Please fill out the official registration packet and return it with your nonrefundable deposit of $500.00. Final payment is due March 17, 2017.
  • The 2017 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop

    May 1, 2017 The 2017 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is currently accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Chinese, Estonian, Haitian Creole, Hungarian, Japanese, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

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Ongoing Events

  • Language Tables
    • Hungarian Language Coffee Hour

      Wednesdays, 6pm at The Runcible Spoon (412 E 6th St)
    • Russian Table

      Fridays, 4-6pm at the Pourhouse Cafe (314 E Kirkwood Ave)
    • Ukrainian Conversation Hour

      Fridays, 6pm at The Runcible Spoon (412 E 6th St)
    • Romanian Conversation Hour

      Wednesdays, 7.30pm at The Runcible Spoon (412 E 6th St)
    • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Tabel

      Wednesdays, 7pm at the IMU Starbucks