Message from the Dean

The Indiana Way

It didn’t take me long to understand that while SGIS is young, our university’s commitment to “bringing Indiana to the world and the world to Indiana” dates back more than a century.

Two of our SGIS faculty members in particular, Presidential Medal of Freedom winners Senator Richard Lugar and Representative Lee Hamilton, embody what I’ve come to call the Indiana Way. It’s a nonpartisan tradition in support of a principled and pragmatic foreign policy built on the idea that the world is a better place and our country is more secure and more prosperous when we engage with the world.

SGIS builds on this proud tradition.

An incubator of fresh ideas

SGIS is the hub of international activity on a diverse campus that annually welcomes students from 137 countries. Check out the video screens as you walk around our beautiful, sustainable new building to get a glimpse of the opportunities available every day, whether it's a performance by a renowned Indian composer or a discussion with the former U.S. ambassador to India. 

The journey is just starting

So, today, I can say that the exhilaration of being among a talented, vibrant community of scholars and students is still as keen as the first day I arrived.

Browse through our website to learn more. And then, if you think you’re ready to change both the world and yourself, let me be the first to welcome you to SGIS.