Monday, March 2, 2015

Internship with IU Foundation




Info Session on Finding and Applying for Nationally-Competitive Awards for Undergraduates

Info Session on Finding and Applying for Nationally-Competitive Awards for Undergraduates

Nationally-competitive awards for undergraduates such as the Boren, Goldwater, Fulbright, Luce, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes etc…. are available in all disciplines and for a wide range of activities. Identical information sessions on March 10 (Tues.) and 11 (Wed.) from 2:00 – 3:00pm in the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College.


At these sessions, you will learn how to find awards, general application requirements and campus resources, including new Canvas courses, to guide you through the application process. Paul Fogleman, is an Associate Director in the Office of Competitive Awards and Research (IUCARE) and the campus representative for several national award programs and he will host the sessions. If you cannot make it on March 10 or 11, contact him by email ( with questions.

In Light Film Festival

The In Light Film Festival is aimed at promoting and supporting the intersections of human rights and documentary film. Documentary films have long been used as effective teaching aids and as tools for public debate on contemporary socio-political issues. ILFF aims to facilitate dialogue between professionals in the field of human- rights documentaries and the general public. Q&A sessions with invited filmmakers will thus be a central focus of ILFF. The debates will be moderated by IU scholars whose research intersects with the focus of each film. Furthermore, the IU Cinema will also host a series of ILFF free roundtables where the invited documentarists and IU faculty will discuss documentary film and human rights.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

*Global Career Networking Night*

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 -8:30 PM

State Room East, IMU

Hope to pursue a future career or opportunity using your international skills and knowledge? Join us for an evening of networking with IU Alumni whose Global education has led them into various fields across the world. This is a valuable opportunity for students to network with guests from different fields who will answer questions about their work and career paths. Students will practice professional development and find new opportunities to engage with international topics. Dessert will be provided.


Alumni Guests include:

  • Carolyn Commons – USAID (IU ’12)
  • Robert Ellis – Cornerstone Research (IU ’12)
  • Valeria Fonseca – Google (IU ’14)
  • Jeff Lightfoot – Jones Group International (IU ’06)
  • Aileen Ottenweller – gatheredtable (IU ’12)


The event will feature roundtable discussion as well as an open networking session to maximize interaction. Business casual attire is appropriate for this event.

Political Ecology of Water- GSPS Discussion

The Center for the Study of Global Change welcomes faculty, staff, and students to join us at our next Global Studies Positioning Series (GSPS) Discussion:


The Political Ecology of Water: Human-Water Relationships in a Changing Climate



"This is an important interdisciplinary work that uses a place-based approach to examine human relationships with water in the context of globalisation.... [T]he detailed explorations of the human propensity to continue to engage in devastating practices with water, and whether social and environmental justice movements can do anything about these practices is insightful.....[W]hat Kane has to say is worthwhile; she illuminates the struggles that lay people face in getting juridical institutions to implement the law to protect waters in a precautionary manner." —Environmental Politics


The science of climate change introduced dramatic uncertainty into human-water relationships, destabilized established protocols of storm prediction, complicated the design and operation of flood control systems, and should stretch the time frame of environmental impact assessment. Based on her fall 2014 ethnographic research among engineers and geographers in the urbanized wet prairielands of Manitoba, Professor Kane will discuss the possibilities and limits of incorporating “known unknowns” into technical traditions.


GSPS discussions begin at noon in the conference room at the Global Center (International Programs, 201 N. Indiana Avenue). Feel free to bring your lunch (coffee, cookies provided).


Check out other GSPS Spring 2015 discussions here:  Details and Poster

For more information, please contact:

Palestine/Israel Panel

Palestine and Israel: Rights, Movements, Divisions, and Mutual Understanding


There is an upcoming panel hosted by J STREET, the Muslim Student Union, the Undergraduate Policy Student Organization, and the Arab Student Association. The panel is titled, "Palestine and Israel: Rights, Movements, Divisions, and Mutual Understanding." 


It will be on Thursday, Feb. 26th at 7:30 PM in Hodge Hall. Guest speakers include Prof. Timothy Waters, Prof. Aziza Khazzoom, Prof. David McDonald, and Prof. Jonathan Simons. Prof. Purnima Bose will be moderating the panel. 


See attached flyer for more information.




"Gender Ideology in North Africa and the Middle East"

Join CSME next Monday for Lunch and a Lecture with speaker Tamara van der Does!

"Gender Ideology in North Africa and the Middle East"

Monday, March 2, 2015

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CSME Building, 1105 E Atwater, Bloomington, IN 47401


Tamara van der Does (Department of Sociology and Department of Statistics, IUB) examines Muslim men living in predominantly Muslim Middle Eastern and North African countries and their overcompensation of support for more traditional gender attitudes, as a result of living under different conditions of insecurity.  Using two waves of the Arab Barometer data, she investigates if Islamic religiosity mediates this relationship and how women differ in their results. What interesting patterns emerge? Is there change in the influence of religiosity on gender with the rise of the Arab Spring unrest?


*Lunch Provided

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Geography G306: “Issues in Latin America, the Caribbean and Contemporary Cuba”

Deadline for Applications: March 6

This course includes two weeks of field studies in Cuba.

For more details, see URL:

For general application instructions, see URL:

Course Description: “Latin America, the Caribbean and Contemporary Cuba” is an introductory course on issues related to the physical and human geography of Latin America and the Caribbean, with emphasis on the human component, and particular emphasis on Cuba.  The course is for 3 credits and takes place the first 6-weeks summer session of 2015 from May 13 through June 20th on the IU campus in Bloomington with 2 weeks of field activities in Cuba from May 31st to June 14 with the final paper due by email or through Oncourse on June 17th.  Within a regional overview of the course that anchors various disciplines across space and place, the course brings dominant political, economic, social and environmental issues facing Latin America, the Caribbean and Cuba and teaches students the basic tools with which to analyze them.  The greatest emphasis of this course is on contemporary Cuba, an island nation-state with a unique geographical and historical context, a state socialist political and economic system and disproportionate significance in regional and global affairs.

Field Destinations:  Field work in Cuba will primarily take place in Santa Clara, but also includes Havana, Remedios, Sagua la Grande, the beaches of Cayo de las Brujas (Islands of the Witches), Jibacoa (coastal community).  Excursions will include an agricultural cooperative, ecological resort and mangrove forests on the coast, the educational, medical and social institutions, the Che Guevara Memorial, Regional Communist Party Headquarters, various museums of art, history and music, historical sites of the revolution, tours of local nature including a boat trip on Rio Nedgro and Lake Hanabanilla, and much more!   (See attached brochure.)


Questions?  Contact the instructor:  Frank Marshalek (