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  • Authority in Islam in Muslim Eurasia: An International Workshop

    09:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
    03-24-2017
    IMU Dogwood Room

    Please join the Islamic Studies Program as it welcomes seventeen scholars from the United States, Europe, Russia, and Central Asia to the Bloomington campus for a two-day workshop in which participants will assess the landscape of diverse Muslim authorities, identify types of authorities (institutional, communal, personal), their sources of legitimation, their modes of transmission (textual, scriptural, aural, visual, interactive), their connections to external (regional, national, global) centers or models of religiosity; as well as their relations with the state and among different dimensions or practitioners of authority. Scholars will engage not only the sources of authority but also responses to religious authority among Muslims. Visiting scholars will be put in dialogue with IU faculty and graduate students throughout the workshop. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

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  • Urban Guerrilla Tactics: U.S. Performance Art and the Politics of Radical Resourcefulness

    12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m.
    03-24-2017
    GISB 3067

    Urban Guerrilla Tactics: U.S. Performance Art and the Politics of Radical Resourcefulnes is part of the Spring 2017 Global Studies Positioning Series: Art & Human Rights. Faye R. Gleisser, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art, Department of Art History will present. Although the notion of the “guerrilla” or “small war” initially entered the English vernacular during the Peninsular War (1807-1814), by the mid-1960s the term had become synonymous with the media’s representation of an emergent transnational phenomenon of militant resistance groups. During this time artists, too, adapted guerrilla tactics for conceptual performance art. This talk will focus on how the radical performance art of American artist Adrian Piper exposed asymmetrical power structures and renegotiated notions of criminality, citizenship, and legibility. The event is sponsored by IU’s Center for the Study of Global Change. For more information, please visit: http://www.indiana.edu/~global/gsps/. Light refreshments provided.

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    Contact Email : global@iu.edu

  • Jamal J. Elias (U Penn): " 'Out of Love for my Mother': Revisiting the Emotional in Sufi Historical Works'

    04:30 p.m.. - 06:00 p.m.
    03-25-2017
    IMU Dogwood Room

    Professor Elias, the Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies and South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote address at the Islamic Studies Program's "Authority in Islam in Muslim Eurasia" Workshop. His lecture explores questions of how important individual motivations are in the course of history, and how they can be studied through historical accounts. Through an examination of a variety of Sufi writings from the 13th-15th century CE, Elias will explore topics of emotion and motivation as representational tropes and as the reasons why people do things and why things happen. The hope and purpose is to suggest alternative strategies to the positivistic approaches to history that often dominate the study of Sufi pasts. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

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  • Authority in Islam in Muslim Eurasia: An International Workshop--Day 2

    09:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
    03-25-2017
    IMU Dogwood Room

    Please join the Islamic Studies Program as it welcomes seventeen scholars from the United States, Europe, Russia, and Central Asia to the Bloomington campus for a two-day workshop in which participants will assess the landscape of diverse Muslim authorities, identify types of authorities (institutional, communal, personal), their sources of legitimation, their modes of transmission (textual, scriptural, aural, visual, interactive), their connections to external (regional, national, global) centers or models of religiosity; as well as their relations with the state and among different dimensions or practitioners of authority. Scholars will engage not only the sources of authority but also responses to religious authority among Muslims. Visiting scholars will be put in dialogue with IU faculty and graduate students throughout the workshop. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

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  • International Women's Day Conference

    12:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    03-25-2017
    SGIS

    International Women's Day Conference provides an opportunity for the campus community to come together, locally and globally, in a space that aims to empower women through the lens of education, leadership development, and social justice. In this one-day conference, we want to empower women in a holistic manner that touches all aspects of their lives, and provide women a space to develop strategies to reach their professional goals and achieve academic success and personal wellness. The conference will create an opportunity for undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff to connect and create networks of support and action that will have an impact on our surrounding community.

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    Contact Email : ois@iu.edu

  • Pancakes and Game Night

    05:30 p.m. - 07:00 p.m
    03-27-2017
    GA 3067

    Enjoy delicious Dutch "Pannenkoeken" (pancakes) and play Dutch games.

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    Contact Email : jhaitjem@indiana.edu

  • Small Footprint, Small Payoff: The Military Effectiveness of Security Force Assistance

    04:30 p.m. - 06:00 p.m
    03-31-2017
    GISB 1060

    Join the Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) as we highlight Stephen Biddle for our Spring 2017 Security Speakers Series. Dr. Biddle currently serves as an adjunct senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and as a Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. Biddle was awarded the U.S. Army Superior Civilian Service Medal in 2003 and again in 2006, and was presented with the U.S. Army Commander's Award for Public Service in Baghdad in 2007. His lecture, entitled "Small Footprint, Small Payoff: The Military Effectiveness of Security Force Assistance" will take place on Friday, March 31st in the Global and International Studies Building, Room 1060. Dr. Biddle's remarks will begin at 4:30 pm and end promptly at 6:00 pm.

    Contact : Samantha von Ende

    Contact Email : svonende@indiana.edu

  • Burke Lecture: Stanley Abe

    04:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m
    03-31-2017

    Professor Abe has published on Chinese Buddhist art, contemporary Chinese art, Asian American art, Abstract Expressionism, and the collecting of Chinese sculpture. He is now composing an account of how Chinese sculpture came into existence as a category of Fine Art during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among his publication are: A Freer Stela Reconsidered (Feer and Sackler 2002) and Ordinary Images (Chicago 2002).

    Contact : Alexandra Burlingame

    Contact Email : acburlin@indiana.edu

  • The U.S.-Japan Alliance in the Trump Era

    12:30 p.,. - 1:45 p.m.
    04-04-2017
    Global and International Studies Building, Room 1060

    Will the U.S.-Japan alliance undergo change in the Trump era? Andrew L. Oros, a specialist on the international and comparative politics of East Asia, will explore how shifting regional politics impact this relationship and the security landscape. This event is part of the SGIS "East Asia and the World" Speaker Series. Prof. Andrew Oros is the Director of International Studies and Associate Professor Political Science and International Studies at Washington College. He is author or co-author of three books on Japan's evolving security poilcies, including "Japan's Security Renaissance" (Columbia University Press, 2017).

    Contact : Adam Liff

    Contact Email : aliff@indiana.edu

  • Spring Songs - Folk Singing Workshop

    7:00 p.m.
    04-05-2017
    Global and International Studies Building GA 4067

    “Spring Songs” workshop with Michael Young (Visiting Instructor of Music at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana) Sponsored by the Polish Studies Center.

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    Contact Email : polish@indiana.edu

  • “Take me to Jermany - a personal perspective on the refugee crisis” w/ Photographer Charlotte Schmitz

    12:00
    04-05-2017
    Global and International Studies Building GA 3067

    “Take me to Jermany - a personal perspective on the refugee crisis” is part of the Spring 2017 Global Studies Positioning Series: Art & Human Rights. Charlotte Schmitz, Professional Photographer will present. In 2015, many people fleeing war took the dangerous journey from Turkey to Greece searching for a new home. But Europe has decided that enough had come to their continent and many walls were erected, which were once torn down. In the “Take me to Jermany” project, Schmitz took polaroids of these refugees who in turn wrote messages on the photographs. A young refugee in Greece wrote, “I see only Humans, not Humanity,” on his picture, which explains the crisis in just one sentence. This project is about telling a story and making its characters co-authors. The event is sponsored by IU’s Center for the Study of Global Change. For more information, please visit: http://www.indiana.edu/~global/gsps/. Light refreshments provided.

    Contact : Center for the Study of Global Change

    Contact Email : global@iu.edu

  • Dutch Speaker: Alissa Crawford

    05:30 p.m. - 07:00 p.m
    04-05-2017
    GISB 1112

    Alissa Crawford - Historian and Miller Alisa Crawford has been working in the history field since the age of 15, and in mills since the age of 17. She holds a BA in History, and a Masters Degree in Museum Studies. Although raised in Michigan, she lived and worked as a historian in a number of states including Virginia, Massachusetts, Kentucky, New York and Hawai’i. In 2002, she returned to her love of mills by joining the staff of Windmill Island in Holland, Michigan, where she managed every aspect of a 250-year-old windmill, from adjusting the pressure of the millstones to the wind speed, to grinding wheat and storing it. In 2006, she began studying the Dutch language for two years, in order to take the Dutch Miller Certification Program, entirely taught in Dutch in the Netherlands. Alisa was the first American student to become a Dutch certified miller. In 2009, she was admitted into the professional Dutch Guild of Millers as the only woman among 35 Dutch men. She has been featured in several magazines in the US, and the Netherlands, and is the author of the book “De Zwaan: The True Story of America’s Authentic Dutch Windmill,” which profiles the mill’s remarkable history. She continues to blaze a trail that is all her own, reaching new heights along the way, and proving that she is far from a “run of the mill” woman. Sponsored by the Institute for European Studies, Germanic Studies and Taalunie. Refreshments will be served after the presentation

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    Contact Email : jhaitjem@indiana.edu

  • Art & Refugees Symposium

    08:30 a.m. - 08:00 p.m
    04-06-2017
    Global and International Studies Building room 1060 and First Thursdays Festival

    Join us for a day of performances, academic discussion panels, and a powerful photography exhibit, as we investigate the complex intersection of art and refugees. Symposium participants will explore the refugee situation alongside an array of artistic expressions, as well as the artists, sociopolitical contexts, analytic frameworks, and global trends from which art about refugees is created and defined. Please visit http://www.indiana.edu/~global/symposiums/upcoming.php for more information. The symposium is cosponsored by the College Arts & Humanities Institute, Center for the Study of the Middle East, Inner Asia & Uralic National Resource Center, Institute for European Studies, Russian & East European Institute, African Studies Program, and the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

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    Contact Email : global@iu.edu

  • Peter Manseau presents Throw me the Idol, I'll throw you the whip: Sacred Stories, Holy Theft and the task of the Religion Writer

    5: 30 p.m.
    04-07-2017
    Global and International Studies Building; Auditorium 0001

    Peter Manseau is the Smithsonian Institution Curator of American Religious History. He will be the keynote speaker at the annual Graduate Religious Studies Association conference titled Presence & Absence. This event is hosted by the Graduate Religious Studies Association at Indiana University and co-sponsored by CSRES and other partners.

    Contact : Hannah Garvey

    Contact Email : iugradconf@gmail.com

  • Discussion and Screening with Jane Goodman

    02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m
    04-07-2017
    SGIS

    Jane Goodman would start by giving a 10 minute introduction and historical context to the play that was performed by the Algerian theater troupe Istijmam followed by the screening of the performance (1 hour) and finishing up with about 45 minutes of discussion.

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    Contact Email : csme@indiana.edu

  • The Here and Now: Incorporating Current Events into the Language Classroom

    02:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m
    04-07-2017
    Fine Arts 102

    The IU Foreign Language Share Fair is a semi-annual event that encourages both graduate students and faculty to share inspiring ideas, useful teaching strategies, and new activities that can be widely applied in language classes. Our vision is to create and foster a true community of language educators through interdepartmental collaboration. We believe in the supporting power of networking and learning from peers, and it is our mission to provide a casual and welcoming environment for this unique and worthy cause •Meet Colleagues and other Language Instructors •Hear practical and proven suggestions you can use in the classroom •Get ideas from many different languages •Enjoy a variety of refreshments Keynote speaker is Frank Hess, Director of the Modern Greek Program, Institute for European Studies

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    Contact Email : shfair@indiana.edu

  • The Here and Now: Incorporating Current Events into the Language Classroom

    02:00 a.m. - 04:30 p.m
    04-07-2017
    Fine Arts Buidling Room 102

    The IU Foreign Language Share Fair is a semi-annual event that encourages both graduate students and faculty to share inspiring ideas, useful teaching strategies, and new activities that can be widely applied in language classes. Our vision is to create and foster a true community of language educators through interdepartmental collaboration. We believe in the supporting power of networking and learning from peers, and it is our mission to provide a casual and welcoming environment for this unique and worthy cause •Meet Colleagues and other Language Instructors •Hear practical and proven suggestions you can use in the classroom •Get ideas from many different languages •Enjoy a variety of refreshments Keynote speaker is Frank Hess, Director of the Modern Greek Program, Institute for European Studies

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    Contact Email : shfair@indiana.edu

  • Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations became Mainstream

    5:30 p.m.
    04-11-2017
    Global and International Studies Building; Auditorium 0001

    A lecture by Christopher Bail, Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Duke University. In this talk Bail traces how the anti-Muslim narrative of the political fringe has captivated large segments of the American media, government, and general public, validating the views of extremists who argue that the United States is at war with Islam and marginalizing mainstream Muslim-Americans who are uniquely positioned to discredit such claims. Drawing on cultural sociology, social network theory, and social psychology, he shows how anti-Muslim organizations gained visibility in the public sphere, commandeered a sense of legitimacy, and redefined the contours of contemporary debate, shifting it ever outward toward the fringe. Bail illustrates this theoretical argument through a big-data analysis of more than one hundred organizations struggling to shape public discourse about Islam, tracing their impact on hundreds of thousands of newspaper articles, television transcripts, legislative debates, and social media messages produced since the September 11 attacks. The research also draws upon in-depth interviews with the leaders of these organizations, providing a rare look at how anti-Muslim organizations entered the American mainstream. Sponsored by Islam in the American Public Sphere Seminar series, part of the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society

    Contact : Prof. Asma Afsaruddin

    Contact Email : aafsarud@indiana.edu

  • Christopher Bail lecture on Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations became Mainstream

    05:30 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
    04-11-2017
    GISB Auditorium

    In this talk Bail traces how the anti-Muslim narrative of the political fringe has captivated large segments of the American media, government, and general public, validating the views of extremists who argue that the United States is at war with Islam and marginalizing mainstream Muslim-Americans who are uniquely positioned to discredit such claims. Drawing on cultural sociology, social network theory, and social psychology, he shows how anti-Muslim organizations gained visibility in the public sphere, commandeered a sense of legitimacy, and redefined the contours of contemporary debate, shifting it ever outward toward the fringe. Bail illustrates this theoretical argument through a big-data analysis of more than one hundred organizations struggling to shape public discourse about Islam, tracing their impact on hundreds of thousands of newspaper articles, television transcripts, legislative debates, and social media messages produced since the September 11 attacks. The research also draws upon in-depth interviews with the leaders of these organizations, providing a rare look at how anti-Muslim organizations entered the American mainstream.

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    Contact Email : aafsarud@indiana.edu

  • Dutch Movie Night: "Knielen op een bed violen"

    06:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
    04-20-2017
    TBD

    "The film tells the love story between Hans (Barry Atsma) and Margje (Noortje Herlaar) - sweethearts since school. Hans grows up in a strict religious environment, with a brutal father. He runs away from home at a young age and studies horticulture. After World War II, he starts a nursery in a village in the province of Gelderland. At first, he and Margje enjoy a happy family life and boundless love for one another. They also experience problems, however, with keeping the business going. One day, Hans meets Jozef Mieras (Marcel Hensema), who talks to him about God. After Hans hears God's voice in a vision, he becomes drawn ever deeper into his faith - a faith that will now determine the course of his life, and that of his family. The rifts between the different family members become greater and greater until Hans is completely in the grip of the religious sect. Yet Margje's unconditional love for him survives, in spite of all." -http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2496758/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

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    Contact Email : jhaitjem@indiana.edu

  • Brian Edwards: "Trump, Twitter, Circulation: American Politics as Global Entertainment"

    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m
    04-20-2017
    GISB 3067

    The global circulation of Donald Trump’s political rhetoric ruptured the divide between American popular culture and US politics. This marks the postscript to the “American century,” during which the attractiveness of American culture had positive political benefits for the US. In the age of Trump, the US political system itself became a horrible form of global entertainment. Brian T. Edwards is Crown Professor in Middle East Studies, professor of English and American studies, and director of the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern. He is author of After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East (2016).

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    Contact Email : emistern@indiana.edu

  • Teaching and Learning Workshop on Simulations

    08:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m
    04-21-2017
    Hoosier Room IMU

    The workshop is designed specifically for faculty advisors, graduate instructors and educators to consider and evaluate the benefits and challenges of hands-on simulation as experiential learning. While many participants will be most closely familiar with the EU grounds for simulation, the workshop will be designed to appeal to simulation exercises in general – including, but not limited to Model United Nations and Model Arab League simulations. In comparison other examples of simulations such as Model UN and Model Arab League have grown in popularity and are now supported by national organizations responsible for coordination and planning.

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    Contact Email : euroinst@indiana.edu