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Human Rights in an International World

Human Rights in an International World

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was signed by United Nations members on December 10, 1948 (a day that is now celebrated as Human Rights Day).  Eleanor Roosevelt, the chairwoman of the UN committee that drafted the document, referred to it as humanity’s Magna Carta.  In the wake of the atrocities committed in World War II, there was a strong need to formally define rights in a manner that all nations would understand them in the same way.  The document was based around four core freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from fear, and freedom from want.  In 30 articles, the UDHR spells out individual rights and freedoms to dignity, liberty, and equality, including listing recommended remedies … Continued
Speaking Internationally

Speaking Internationally

IU East offers many study abroad opportunities in countries all over the world.  These can vary in duration – some for as little as a week – and are an excellent opportunity for any student to broaden their cultural horizons.  Scholarships are also available to ensure anyone who wants such an experience can benefit from one.  Countries that have a study abroad opportunity within the next few semesters include Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, England, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Scotland, South Korea, and Spain. In many of these places, English is not the dominant language, and participants might wish to acquire some basic language skills before embarking.  Apart from academic language classes, IU East has a number of do-it-yourself … Continued
Sharing international education journeys

Sharing international education journeys

To celebrate multicultural learning, several campus partners are collaborating to creatively document the international educational experiences of IU East students. The Campus Library, World Languages and Cultures Department, Anthropology faculty and students, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are highlighting the global perspectives gained by students who participate in international study. A sneak peek of the “Indiana University East Goes Global” StoryMap will be featured during International Education Week (IEW) and Geography Awareness Week. Anthropology faculty Dr. Aaron Comstock and student Stephanie Velazquez are creating a multimedia presentation of student experiences in study abroad courses.  Interested in creating your own StoryMap? IU offers a free account. Need help? Contact IU East GIS mapping expert Aaron Comstock. A new archive … Continued
International Connections

International Connections

With COVID-related restrictions, students were not able to participate in international study travel.  International and intercultural dialogue is an important skill to enrich any education, and students benefit from engaging in meaningful experiences with people of different backgrounds.  During the Pandemic, online options like those facilitated by ZOOM have been vital – and Global Circles is a new opportunity for IU East students to connect with peers abroad. The program is free and only a two week commitment, with half of the time spent live and half in asynchronous communication.  Dr. Julien Simon is the faculty advisor for the program, and can be contacted at jjsimon@iue.edu.  Topics are structured and related to student life and global issues (particularly the impact … Continued
Dreams of Sushi, a Shine of Rainbows, and La Vie en Rose: International Film Night Anyone?

Dreams of Sushi, a Shine of Rainbows, and La Vie en Rose: International Film Night Anyone?

The IU East Campus Library has a wide selection of international films that are available for online streaming or circulation. Searching IUCAT for international films can be done by following these easy steps: Visit the IUCAT advanced catalog search page Under the “Format” tab on the left, select “Streaming Video” and “DVD, Videodisc” Under the “Language” tab, specify which language you are looking for Under the “Library” tab, select “East” In the first search bar type “Audio-Visual” Click “Advance Search” and your results will show all the available films for that language The Foreign Language Films in the Library libguide includes a diverse selection of Spanish and French language films as well as listings for Japanese, Italian, German, and Chinese … Continued