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The hosting of Central Eurasian themed events is an important component of the IAUNRC's educational outreach efforts. Coverage of events held in the past can be seen at our website's Past Events Highlights page and also in our collection of biannual newsletters. For the latest Center-related news, please see our What's New page.

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Every Wednesday in June and July, there will be an Estonian or Lithuanian film shown at 1:00 pm in the GISB Auditorium for the BALSSI/SLW program. You are welcome to join for the screenings. All films have English subtitles. If you would like to know the title of the upcoming film, please e-mail Amy Richardson at SLW


Estonian films   June 21, July 5, July 19

Lithuanian films June 28, July  12, July 26


Check the SLW events calendar for other weekly talks and events!

CLE’s Summer Online Teaching Fellowship Final Project Presentations

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

RSVP with your Name, IU Title, IU Department, Language Teaching, and IU Email
by Monday, June 26st to

Ballantine Hall 146
1020 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405

The Center for Language Excellence (CLE)
at Indiana University,
has the pleasure to invite you to attend its

The Dhar India Studies Program is now inviting applications for a Graduate Assistant to work for the program during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Are you a native speaker or learner of any of these languages: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, or Russian?

Do you enjoy working with young learners?

Would you be interested in teaching a langauge through culture, games, and stories?

Express your interest to:

Mark Trotter ( for Russian

Jennifer Webeck ( for Arabic

Marissa Fox ( for Chinese & Japanese

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Past Events Highlights

By Shahlo Seidmedova

On Friday, November 11, the film “Bringing Tibet Home” was screened at Woodburn Hall in IMU followed by a Q&A session with the director, Tenzin Tsetan Choklay. Choklay is a New York based Tibetan filmmaker who won the “Emerging Director Award” at the 2014 Asian American International Film Festival in New York City.

By Jessica Storey-Nagy

In early November, Professor Péter Krekóand I were invited to talk to students and faculty at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina about the importance of international and area studies and to share our research on Hungarian nationalism.

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies lost two long-time department members this past summer. Professor Emeritus Mihály Szegedy-Maszák and Professor Emeritus Yuri Bregel both made numerous and invaluable contributions to the university over the past two decades, and both were renowned world wide in their respective fields.  “The contributions of Professors Bregel and Szegedy-Maszák , as both teachers and scholars in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, were simply outstanding and will remain firmly fixed in our memory,” said Dr.

Assalom Uzbek classes at IU Bridges Language Program

Shahloh Seidmedova

Learning the Art of Uyghur Dolan Meshrep

By Rebecca Martin


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