Campus Theme 2011-2012 - "At Home and Abroad: Global Awareness, Learning, and Experience"

One of our important goals as a university is to prepare students to be active and competent citizens in global, national, regional, and local communities. In an age of globalization that impacts every location on the planet including our homes, it is important to integrate global awareness throughout our curriculum and campus events, and to enhance awareness of the University's increasingly international and diverse population. The Theme "At Home and Abroad: Global Awareness, Learning, and Experience" intends to serve this purpose. The Campus Theme goes together with the One Book One Campus title, Fareed Zakaria's The Post-American World. Throughout the academic year, we are planning many lectures and events related to the Theme involving the entire campus. We will welcome participation and suggestions by all students, faculty, and staff. Please check the Bulletin Board for updates.


Upcoming Spring 2012 Events

Monday, April 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
North Korea Crisis Documentary Film Screening

This is a screening of a unique and original documentary (not available on TV or in DVD) about how the NGO group, LiNK's operation for the support of North Korean refugees in China unfolded since 2008. This is an educational film solely meant to raise people's awareness about the North Korean humanitarian crisis. 

The film crew / LiNK members come to the IUSB screening and have a short interactive Q&A session with an audience after the approx. 50 minute documentary, that is gripping, but stylish and beautiful. ---Please take a look at the short preview available on YouTube, as well as their website, --the links are below.

Friday, April 13 @ noon
“Globalizing American Studies”
Dr. Brian T. Edwards, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern University
The Grille
(this event is part of the Undergraduate Research Conference)

Events from spring semester 2012

Monday, February 6 @ 4 p.m.
"Why Germany (Still) Matters in the World?"?   
Dr. Jeff Luppes Visiting Assistant Professor of German
Schurz Library 5th floor atrium

Thursday, February 9 @ 4 p.m.
“Why India Matters in the World?”
Dr. Anurag Pant
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Advertising
Schurz Library 5th floor atrium

Wednesday, February 15 @ 7 p.m.
"Technologized Tae Kwon Do MillenialismRobot Taekwon V and the Assertion of a Triumphant South Korean Identity." (East Asian Film Series)
Dr. Aaron Magnan-Park
Film and Media Studies, University of Notre Dame
Schurz Library, 5th Floor Atrium

Wednesday, February 22 @ 4 p.m.
"The Greek Economic Crisis and Its Human Dimension"
Dr. Neovi Karakatsanis
Professor of Political Science &
Dr. Jonathan Swarts
Associate Professor of Political Science, Purdue University North Central.
Schurz Library 5th floor atrium

Events from fall semester 2011

October 20
"No Place Called Home"
7 pm, Northside Recital Hall.
Play by NYC playwright Kim Schultz about the diverse lives of Iraqi refugees.
Contact April Lidinsky:

October 24
Philosophy Day 2011
"The Poorest of the Poor? Justice and the Feminization of Global Poverty"
Alison Jaggar (Professor of Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies) University of Colorado at Boulder
Lecture: 7:30 p.m. Wiekamp 1001

October 25
"The Feminization of Global Poverty: How Can Philosophy Help?"
Colloquium with Alison Jaggar: 11:30 a.m. (Place TBD)
Contact Lyle Zynda

"Rwanda: Life Before and After the Genocide..a Message of Survival and Hope"
Ilene Sheffer, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and University Advancement, and Rick Sheffer, Consultant to Hess Industries
Lecture followed by panel with Rwanda/IUSB Alums
7 P.M. DW1001
Ilene and Rick Sheffer talk about Rwanda in the past and the present, about Ilene's relationship with 45 students who made it to the U.S. and their survival. Some of the IUSB alums from Rwanda form a panel and give their personal accounts regarding the time of the 1994 genocide as IUSB students. Contact Ilene Sheffer

November 3
"The Hungry World: America's Cold War Battle against Poverty in Asia"
Nick Cullather (Professor of History, IU Bloomington)
Library Fifth-floor Atrium 7 p.m.-8: 15 p.m.
Prof. Cullather talks about the Cold War in Asia from his recent book, The Hungry World and provides his perspective on the campus theme: the globalizing world, rising new powers, and the role of the United States.

November 10
Literary Translation Series
"Translating Voice in Fiction: How an Italian Character Travels Into English." Lecture
Elizabeth Harris, Professor of English, University of North Dakota
5-6 p.m. Wiekamp Hall 3rd Floor Bridge
Prof. Harris describes how her own background in writing short stories has helped her immensely in translating and rendering an author's plot and characters in English. She discusses the nuances of translating fiction by Giulio Mozzi: especially, how she develops the characters in English while remaining faithful to the voice and style of Mozzi's works. "
Contact Anne Magnan-Park

November 15
IUSB East Asian Studies Reception
6: 30-8 pm Wiekamp Hall 3rd Floor Bridge
Celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of the IUSB East Asian Studies Minor Program. All Welcome!

To get involved or share your ideas contact Dr. Yosuke Nirei, Campus Theme Coordinator ( ).

2011-12 Campus Theme Coordinator

Dr. Yosuke Nirei, Assistant Professor, History

Questions about this page? Contact Julie Elliott ( )