The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs provides leadership and advocacy for international programs and activities on all eight campuses and coordinates the resources necessary to sustain their growth.
On October 30, Ayaan Ali Khan, master of the sarod, will perform at the opening of the IU India Gateway in Gurgaon, near New Delhi. Part of a famous family of musicians, Khan has participated in workshops on Indian traditional music at IU Bloomington. A delegation of senior officials from IU will attend the opening event on October 30.
Tuesday, November 11, 4:00-5:00pm Presidents Hall (in Franklin Hall), IU Bloomington Vice President David Zaret will speak about the IU presidential delegation’s September trip to Turkey and October trip to Saudi Arabia. There will be an opportunity for questions and informal conversation with members of the delegation. This event is cosponsored by the School of Global and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Associate Professor S.P. Srinivas of the Indiana University School of Optometry, along with other Optometry Faculty (Sarita Soni, Joseph Bonanno, Carolyn Begley, and Pete Kollbaum) have received a 3-year award from the United States-India Educational Foundation. Through a series of projects aimed at enhancing professional education and subsequent clinical research, the collaborative team aims to help prevent blindness due to corneal diseases, such as Fuchs Dystrophy and Keratoconus. http://www.usief.org.in/Institutional-Collaboration/2014-Grant-Recipients.aspx
This historical retrospective shows how a public university took study abroad from its beginnings to making the institution a leader in international education today.
IU Jacobs School of Music students went to Paris last summer to participate in a study abroad program in electronic music composition and to attend the ManiFeste electronic music festival. The program was sponsored jointly by the Council on International Educational Exchange and Indiana University. Compositions by these students were accepted for a juried festival in Greece, and the program has inspired a new IU undergraduate minor in electronic music.
Recent trips by Indiana University delegations to Turkey and Saudi Arabia will be the topic of a forum being presented by IU Vice President for International Affairs David Zaret on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Four leading scholars from the China University of Political Science and Law and a sitting Chinese judge will visit the Indiana University Maurer School of Law next week as part of the new Academy for the Study of Chinese Law and Comparative Judicial Systems' inaugural China Law Forum. Scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, the forum will coincide with the dedication of the Academy, which will be based at the Law School in Bloomington.
With music and other fanfare, Indiana University has dedicated its IU India Office, its home base for university activities across the country.