The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages has named Antonia Schleicher, executive director of the IU’s Language Resource Center as recipient of its 2015 Wilga Rivers Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education.
In a new article posted at the Foreign Affairs magazine web site, Dean Lee Feinstein and co-author Tod Lindberg write about the somewhat secretive U.S. government body that seeks to keep atrocities from happening in areas of conflict across the world.
While European governments are considering building new camps for the thousands of Syrian and Eritrean refugees crossing their borders, an Indiana University professor said the current crisis has been caused by the very solution now under discussion.
- 06:30 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.
Room 1112, Global and International Studies Building
Nationally webcast panel will discuss and hold Q&A on "China's Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S." The panel will be preceded and followed by discussion from commentators here at IU. The national panel is to include Robert Rubin, Former Secretary of the Treasury; Sheldon Day, Mayor of Thomasville, Alabama; and Daniel Rosen, Founding Partner at Rhodium Group. Local speakers include Fu Jun, Executive Dean at Peking University's School of Government; Zhang Jian, Director of International Affairs at Peking University's School of Government; and Russell Menyhart, Of Counsel at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.
- 05:00 - 06:00 p.m.
Maurer School of Law, Room 122.
The Center on American and Global Security and the Center for the Study of the Middle East present the second in a four-part series on the Iran nuclear agreement. F. Gregory Gause, III from Texas A&M University discusses the regional implications of the agreement.
- 05:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.
TBA (awaiting room assignment in the Global & International Studies Bldg, 355 N. Jordan Ave.)
"The post-communist Mafia state, the organized criminal upperworld is far removed from the world of anomalies of party funding, the simple forms of corruption and the organized underworld’s attempts to influence political decisions. The relationships have now been reversed: it is no longer the case that private wealth is acquired to help a party’s need for financial support to be gained from illegitimate sources; rather a political party’s decision-making potential is used here to requisition private property. It is no longer the case that a hidden underworld seeks to corrupt decision-making processes; rather inherently purposeful illegitimate special interests are aligned here with legislative measures and governance. It is no longer a business venture that captures the state, but a political venture that becomes the topmost business venture as well. There are hardly any areas where activities of the government would not be subject to considerations of power and wealth accumulation by the adopted political family. The Mafia state is a privatized form of a parasite state, an economic venture belonging to the adopted political family managed through the bloodlessly coercive and illegitimate instruments of public authority."