List of Events

Friday, February 23, 2018

Research Technologies for Global Studies Graduate Group

GISB 3134    ( 02-23-2018 11:00AM to 12:00PM )

Come learn more about various technologies that ease the research process, such as zotero and endnote!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black in Blue

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center    ( 02-26-2018 06:00PM to 09:00PM )

We will highlight a panel of professionals from the ATF, U.S. Marshals, Secret Service, Indiana State Police and IU Police. Moreover, we will examine their experiences as people of color (POC) in the field. Special emphasis on community policing and relations, dissecting police brutality, opportunities for career advancement, and more.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Global Studies Graduate Writing Group

GISB 3170    ( 02-28-2018 03:30PM to 05:30PM )

Each session starts with concrete writing strategies leaving the remaining time dedicated for writing. Unlike many other writing groups, the Global Center will continue to have this group in GISB 3170 from 3:30-5:30 every Wednesday and will provide coffee and snacks! Please feel free to bring friends.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

State of the Science of Spirituality and Palliative Care

IUPUI, IU Health Nueroscience Center, Goodman Hall Auditorium    ( 03-01-2018 12:00PM to 01:00PM )

Work presented by Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH

Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH, currently serves as an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and acts as Director of the Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology Service at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center – a service dedicated to the palliative radiation oncology needs of cancer patients. Dr. Balboni provides leadership to the Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality at Harvard University. Her primary research interests are located at the intersection of oncology, palliative care, and the role of religion and spirituality in the experience of life-threatening illness. Her work also includes forging improved dialogue between academic theology, religious communities, and the field of medicine.

Sponsored by The Daniel F. Evans Center for Spiritual and Religious Values in Healthcare, the IUPUI RESPECT Center, & Visiting Scholar Lecture 

Friday, March 2, 2018

2018 Carlson Lecture with William Weeks

School of Public Health C100 (Mobley Auditorium)    ( 03-02-2018 01:00PM to 03:00PM )

Please join us for the 2018 Carlson Lecture featuring William Weeks. The lecture will begin with a presentation by Mr. Weeks and will be followed with a Q&A session.

Mr. William Weeks is the Glenn and Donna Scolnik Clinical Chair at the Indiana University Mauer School of Law and the Director of the Conservation Law Clinic.  He has represented hundreds of clients in natural resource conservation matters, both in Indiana and the District of Columbia. Between 1988 and 2002, Weeks worked to conserve biodiversity and natural areas as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of The Nature Conservancy. He is the author of the book Beyond the Ark: Tools for an Ecosystem Approach to Conservation, and the co-author of a 2017 policy white paper: “Water and Quality of Life in Indiana. He has served on the Sycamore Land Trust advisory board, and served as the chair of the Indiana Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force in 2011 and 2012.

The Carlson Lecture is held in honor of environmentalist Reynold E. Carlson, who supervised the development of Indiana University’s leadership in outdoor recreation education in the 1970’s, helped found the National Association for Interpretation, and established Indiana University’s own program at Bradford Woods Outdoor Education Center. Perhaps no one else has so significantly touched the lives of faculty, staff and students in the field of parks and recreation during his era, he was recognized as a dynamic leader in the areas of outdoor recreation/education, conservation, and organized camping, and a beloved figure at Indiana University. The Reynold E. Carlson Lecture is free and open to faculty, staff, and students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, campus colleagues, and the general public. Inquiries about the Reynold E. Carlson Lecture may be directed to


Global Studies Graduate Group - Presentations

GISB 4067    ( 03-02-2018 01:45PM to 02:45PM )

Please join us for two amazing presentations by colleagues of our group! Each presenter will speak on their work for approximately 15 minutes, leaving time for Q & A. The following are short abstracts of what they will speak about:


Lydia Lahey

This paper studies the refugee resettlement process in the Midwest through the analysis of the humanitarian practices by nongovernmental organizations and community organizations. Looking at the experiences of the Burmese, Congolese, and Iraqi refugees in Indianapolis, the paper explores how these practices govern refugee lives.


Suisui Wang

This paper investigates family relations among same-sex couples in China. Specifically, the author argues that the emergence of same-sex couplehood and parenthood as alternative households is made possible large-scale family change and changing definitions of intergenerational reciprocity.

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