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The Acquisition of "Other" "Different" "Lesson Common" "Distant" Languages: A Critical Need

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On October 7, 2016, Dr. Silvina Montrul gave a lecture entitled "The Acquisition of "Other" "Different"  "Lesson Common"  "Distant" Languages: A Critical Need."  She presented at IU's Second Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL-2). Professor Montrul received her PhD in Linguistics from the Department of Linguistics at McGill University.

ACES Faculty Lunch

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

ACES will be haves its first faculty lunch with Professor Nance this Friday, October 7th in GISB 3067 from 12:00pm- 1:30pm. Dr. Richard Nance is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and focuses on Indian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. You can read more about him here:

Tibetan Tea: Learn About IU's Tibetan Language Programs

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Come have Tibetan Tea and learn about the IU's Tibetan Langauge Program

"Voices of the Stone" Film Screening with Director Jangbu

by Tenzin Tsepak

Shot mostly in Nagqu and Lhasa, ‘Voices of the Stone’ tells a story about how three entrepreneurs—two Tibetans and one Chinese— negotiate the right to mining and attempt to sell the land to registered mining companies at a price and condition that is agreeable to all the parties concerned. Contrary to popular perceptions that Tibetans are helpless against the face of mining in Tibet, Dorjee Tsering Chenakstang’s (a.k.a. Jangbu) film shows how Tibetans themselves become a part of this growing mining market in Tibet.


Tsagaan Sar, The Mongolian New Year

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

China’s Ethnic Policy: Invariable Discourse and Variable Practice

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 4:00pm

"China’s ethnic politics have become increasingly salient during the past few years, with unrest especially noticeable in Xinjiang and Tibet. The state’s public policy towards ethnic minorities is one of the principal means to resolve or at least ease conflicts. However, what are the origins of China’s existing ethnicpolicies? What is the logic as well as the practical outcomes of those policies? In which direction might ethnic policy evolve in the future?"

Losar (Tibetan Lunar New Year)

On January 16th, 2015, members of the IU and Bloomington communities came together to welcome the Tibetan New Year in a celebration held by the Tibetan Studies Student Association. The celebration marked the beginning of the lunar year of the Female Wood Sheep. After a brief prayer by a monk from one of the local Buddhist centers, Dr. Elliot Sperling of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies gave a talk recounting notable events that had taken place during past years of the Female Wood Sheep. After his talk, a member of the Bloomington Tibetan community gifted Dr.

Liberal Principles and Autocratic Regimes

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Liberal Principles and Autocratic Regimes:

What is the Student/Academic/Institution to Do?

Professor Elliot Sperling, Central Eurasian Studies Department

Wedensday, October 15 2014, 5 PM, IMU University Club (Faculty Room)

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Elliot Sperling "Liberal Principles and Autocratic Regimes"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

Faced with working in or dealing with autocratic environments, academics and institutions are often faced with unexpected and unsought ethical dilemmas that oppose practical concerns about operating in a given country or region with a commitment to academic freedom, basic human rights and free speech. This talk will present some considerations on what shape principled responses to such a situation might take.

"Love and Empire: The CIA, the Dalai Lama, and Arrested Histories of the Tibetan Resistance Army"

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The Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) brought Professor Carole McGranahan from the University of Colorado, Boulder to campus for a public lecture and book signing on Friday, September 12th at 4:00pm. Her talk will be titled, "Love and Empire: The CIA, the Dalai Lama, and Arrested Histories of the Tibetan Resistance Army."

All speaker series lectures will be held at 4:00pm at the Maurer School of Law, Room 124

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