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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Information Session

All students planning to apply for FLAS awards for 2013-2014 are strongly encouraged to attend this information session.

After They’re Gone: The Future of a “Networked” Afghan State

Timor Sharan, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Exeter (UK), draws upon his own years of experience working in different donor agencies and policy research organizations in Afghanistan as well as his training in Development Studies and Political Science to map out the complexities of international intervention efforts in Afghanistan with their intended, and many unintended, consequences.

«Имперская политика Екатерины II в зеркале венценосных путешествий» [Imperial Politics of Catherine the Great in the Light of her Sovereign Journeys — lecture in Russian]

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:15pm

Гузель Вазыховна Ибнеева [Guzel’ Vazykhovna Ibneeva]

How did the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Russian Empire shape the reign of Catherine the Great? How did imperial travel help to legitimize her authority? This talk will examine the impact of Catherine’s travel experiences on her policies and ideology in such areas as limitations on the privileges of Baltic aristocrats, the encouragement of ethno-cultural tolerance, the interconnections between centralized power and regional elites, and the modernization of the Russian State and its educational systems.

Empire on her Mind: The Travels of Catherine the Great

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The symposium will feature a discussion of the monograph “Imperial Politics of Catherine II through the Prism of her Royal Travels” by Dr. Güzel’ Vazykhovna Ibneeva, Professor of History at Kazan Federal University.

The program will also feature:

Dr. Toivo Raun, Indiana University "On the Baltic Region"

Dr. Jeffrey Veidlinger, Indiana University, "On Russia's Jews"

Dr. Edward Lazzerini, Indiana University, "On the Volga Tatars"

After They're Gone: Afghanistan After 2014

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

An Afghan perspective on the 2014 US withdrawal from Afghanistan: A lecture on the nature and extent of the US withdrawal and its impact on the Afghan state and society. Mr. Sharan's research examines the political economy of a "networked state" in post-2001 Afghanistan.

Commemoration of the 1956 Revolution

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Hungarian Cultural Association cordially invites you and your family to the celebration organized in observance of the 1956 Revolution.

IU's Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center Marking Its 50th Anniversary This Week

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake Jr. speaking at IU Bloomington on Thursday

The Satire and the Punditry of Molla Nǝsrǝddin: Selected Cartoons

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:00pm to Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 12:00pm

Molla Nǝsrǝddin, the folkloric purveyor of popular humor known throughout the Turkic-speaking world, was also the title of the earliest satirical periodical published in the Russian Empire in a Turkic language: Azerbaijani. During the annual conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, enjoy a selection of Molla Nǝsrǝddin cartoons.

Learning, Connecting, Recruiting: Building on over sixty years of IU’s Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL)

Each summer, for the past sixty-three years, students from all over the world converge in Bloomington to study over twenty less commonly taught languages offered at the Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL). Founded in 1950, SWSEEL is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in North America and has grown to include Central Eurasian languages such as Dari, Kazakh, Mongolian, Hungarian, Pashto, Tatar, Uyghur, and Uzbek. This year, for the first time, Turkish and Persian were also offered.

Stalin's Eurasian Foreign Policy, 1944-53

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 12:15pm

David Wolff is Professor of History at the Slavic Research Center in Sapporo, Japan. The author of To the Harbin Station: The Liberal Alternative In Russian Manchuria, 1898-1914 (Stanford) and Le KGB et les pays baltes, 1939-1991 (Belin), he is currently finishing a third book with the working title Stalin’s Eurasian Foreign Policy, 1944-1953.


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