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Symposium on Sustainable Development

On April 8th 2016 Indiana University held its first Symposium on Sustainable Development. The symposium brought together scholars, business professionals, government researchers trained in various disciplines to discuss challenges and opportunities in creating a sustainable future for the energy industry. Panel discussions were divided between two sessions “Alternative Energy and Sustainable Development” and “Traditional Energy Sources and Sustainable Development”.

The 2016 Navruz Celebration

This year the Bloomington community celebrated the Persian holiday of Navruz on Thursday, March 31st at Willkie Auditorium. Navruz falls on the vernal equinox and traditionally has been viewed as the coming of spring in Turkey, Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, Xinjiang, and many communities around the world. Due to Indiana University’s unique Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS), IU’s Navruz usually entails a wide range of poetry readings, songs, and dances.

China, Russia, and the EU

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm


Tsagaan Sar, The Mongolian New Year

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

Graduate Student Brown Bag: Amita Vempati

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

Amita Vempati

"Nationalism and the Politics of Youtube Comments: A Cyber-Ethnography of the Music Videos of Afzalsho Shodiev"

Kamol Mustaev "Views, Sounds, and Tastes of Samarkand: From the Same Latitude on the Other Side of the Earth"

On February 20th, 2015, Kamol Mustaev, a visiting Fulbright scholar in the department of Comparative Literature and Samarkand native, gave a presentation entitled “On the Same Latitude on the Other Side of the Earth: Views, Sounds and Taste of Samarkand.” Prior to the event, traditional Samarkandi food was served. Prof. Mustaev began by talking about Central Eurasia and the history of Samarkand, one of the oldest cities in Uzbekistan. In particular, the presentation focused on the Timurid era, which saw a growth in the architectural richness of the city. Prof.

Alexander Zakel "Official Islam and the Internet in Uzbekistan" Graduate Student Brown Bag Talk

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:30pm
Alexander Zakel, a dual CEUS-SPEA graduate student will be giving a talk entitled "Official Islam and the Internet in Uzbekistan" on Tuesday, October 21st at 12:30 in Ballantine Hall 004.

Fall 2014 Graduate Student Brown Bag Talks

Graduate Student Brown Bag Talks

The Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and Other Regional Treaties as Models for the Middle East

Dr. Anna Peczeli, a Visiting Fulbright Fellow and member of the Hungarian Foreign Affairs Institute, gave a lecture on April 4th, 2014, entitled “The Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and Other Regional Treaties as Models for the Middle East.”


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