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  • From Baghdad to Paris: the Extending Reach of ISIL

    12:00 p.m.- 01:00 pm
    SGIS Large Conference Room 3067

    The Center on American and Global Security (CAGS), the Institute for European Studies (EURO), and the Center for the Study of the Middle East (CSME) will be co-sponsoring a panel on the recent attack on the city of Paris entitled "From Baghdad to Paris: The Extending Reach of ISIL." Panelists will include Professor Sumit Ganguly, Director of the Center on American and Global Security, Professor Brett Bowles, Professor in the Department of French and Italian, and Ambassador Feisal Istrabadi, Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East. Please join us on Monday, November 30th at the Global and International Studies Building (GISB), SGIS Large Conference Room 3067 for a light lunch provided by CSME and panelist remarks. This event will begin promptly at 12:00 pm and will conclude by 1:00 pm.

    Contact : Brea Tessa Bailey, Associate Director of CAGS

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  • “Taken” and the (Mis)representation of Sex Trafficking

    04:30 - 05:30 p.m.
    Woodburn Hall 005

    Stepanka Korytova, PhD. Visiting Faculty, International Studies Program, School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University Dr. Korytova will discuss the Hollywood and media portrayals of sex trafficking, and how they compare to the data and the reality of sex trafficking Korytova published "Global Human Trafficking Bibliography 2000-2010, available on the Global Center website and in the library of The Kinsey Institute. Her current research focuses on the intersection of sex trafficking and domestic violence. She has also co-written (with Toby Strout, director of Middle Way House) an article titled "Meeting the Needs of Victims of Sex Trafficking: DV Victim Services as Appropriate Providers?" published in "Domestic Violence Report" in November 2015.

    Contact : Islamic Studies Program

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  • "Contemporary Writing in Israel: Can you Avoid Politics?" Jewish Studies lecture by Israeli Author Assef Gavron

    05:30 p.m. - 06:30 p.m.
    Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006

    Shahzad Bashir is a noted specialist on the religious, intellectual, and cultural history of the Muslim world. He has taught in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University since 2007, and has held NEH, ACLS, Guggenheim, and Carnegie fellowships. His publications include Messianic Hopes and Mystical Visions The Nurbakhshiya Between Medieval and Modern Islam (2003), Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufis (2005), and Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam (2011), as well as numerous articles on religious movements, hagiographical and historiographical conventions, and ways of interrogating textual and other sources on religious history. His presentation for the Bregel Lecture draws upon his current project to build a cultural history of Persianate Islamic societies during the 15th and 16th centuries, around several themes that pervade sources of that era, including the use of the first-person voice to authenticate the past. The Bregel Lecture series honors IU Professor Emeritus Yuri Bregel and his many contributions to the study of Central and Inner Asian history and of Persian and Chaghatay Turkic historiography. Professor Bregel taught in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies from 1981 until 2000, serving also as Director of the Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies from 1986 to 1997, and as Director of the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center from 1989 to 1997.

    Contact : Melissa Deckard

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  • TPP: Genuine Breakthrough or Fast-Track Backwards?

    06:00 - 07:00 p.m.
    Hodge Hall 111

    On November 5th of this year, the U.S. finally disclosed the long-awaited text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), under negotiation for over five years. Described by Secretary of State Kerry as a “genuine breakthrough,” it encompasses twelve countries and forty percent of the world’s output—the largest free trade deal in history. If ratified, this 6,000-page agreement will have profound impacts on the worldwide economy, trans-national laws, medicine costs, and labor conditions, among many other areas. Join Oxfam Club at Indiana University for a panel and discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its negotiation process, and its potential benefits and drawbacks. Speaking will be Professor Bauerle-Danzman of International Studies, Professor Fidler of Maurer School of Law, and Professor Dau-Schmidt of Maurer School of Law. The event will be held in Hodge Hall, Room 111, at 6 P.M. on Wednesday, December 2nd (the Wednesday after Thanksgiving). The event is free and open to the public, and free food will be provided.

    Contact : Juan del Valle Coello

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  • Securi-Tea Time with the Center on American and Global Security

    03:00 p.m.- 04:00 pm
    Global and International Studies Building (GISB), SGIS Large Conference Room 3067

    Join the Center on American and Global Security for a casual conversation of the day’s current security and international affairs issues over a cup of coffee or tea. Come and discuss, learn more about our Center, and meet with other students and faculty as we explore pressing security matters at hand. Drop in at the Global and International Studies Building, SGIS Large Conference Room 3067 from 3 pm to 4 pm on Wednesday, December 2nd to meet the team, discuss the news, and enjoy some joe. We will be providing coffee, tea, and cookies!

    Contact : Brea Tessa Bailey, Associate Director of CAGS

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  • EASC Colloquium Presents: talk about the making of the book Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

    12:00 p.m.- 01:15 pm
    Woodburn Hall 111

    This talk is about the making of the book Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor (University of California Press and Hong Kong University Press 2014) and the aftermath of its publication. The book is based on over fifteen months of anthropological ethnographic research among Filipino and Indonesian migrant workers who become pregnant while working in Hong Kong. It makes three main arguments: (1) that temporary workers must be considered people, not just workers; (2) that policies pertaining to migrant workers often create the situations they aim to avoid; and (3) that the stigma of single motherhood often causes migrant mothers to re-enter what is called the “migratory cycle of atonement.” I will discuss some of the women and children's stories, the book’s reception in Hong Kong, the role of “public anthropology,” and the relevance of this study to migratory contexts beyond Hong Kong. I also briefly discuss some offshoots of this project, including my recent work on migrant women’s experiences in Hong Kong prisons.

    Contact : Melissa Montes

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  • The North Korea Challenge: a Path Forward for the Next U.S. Administration

    04:00 - 05:15 p.m.
    Global and International Studies Auditorium

    Ambassador Mark C. Minton, Professor of Practice, IU SGIS, the Former U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, Deputy Chief of Mission (South Korea), and President of The Korea Society speaks about ongoing U.S. relations with North Korea. Featuring a discussion with SGIS Dean Lee Feinstein

    Contact : Adam Liff

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  • Building and Burning Bridges: South Asian Diasporas and Nation-States

    12:00 p.m.- 01:00 pm
    355 N Jordan Avenue, GISB 3067

    Professor Ishan Ashutosh will examine the relationship between South Asian diasporas and the nation-state—providing a nuanced account of the Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil communities in North America to illuminate the contours of post-colonial nationalism, diasporic belonging, and practices that characterize transnational activity.

    Contact : Pam Potter

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