Reflections on a remarkable and inspiring week

We came. We saw. WeChat-ted. It’s hard to believe we’ve arrived at the end of this week-long, whirlwind sojourn to South Korea and China, including stops in three of the world’s largest, most technologically advanced and most economically dynamic cities. (Just when I’d finally signed up for WeChat, the popular Chinese mobile messaging app that […] Read more »

Continuing IU’s China connection and meeting the global needs of IU students

A cold front blew through Beijing this morning, meaning the temperatures outside finally would match the many Christmas decorations adorning our hotel and the various places we’ve visited. The weather change also provided members of IU’s delegation with an extremely rare clear view of Beijing’s skyline, as the shifting winds swept out much of the […] Read more »

Celebrating Elinor Ostrom and IU’s continuing engagement with China

Several years ago, and about a half dozen years before Elinor Ostrom became the first — and still only — woman to win the Nobel Prize for Economics, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to interview the distinguished IU professor in her modest, unassuming office on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Before leaving […] Read more »

A commitment to intercultural and international understanding

It’s truly a fascinating time to be in Seoul right now. As Americans back home continue to navigate the wake of a long and contentious election, South Koreans are dealing with their own political uncertainty, with the nation’s embattled president, Park Geun-hye, facing an impeachment vote that could come as early as Friday. Indeed, Seoul […] Read more »

IU’s great global ambassadors in Korea

A mere 24 hours after arriving in Seoul, members of the Indiana University delegation were treated to one of those special, energy-filled events that — along with providing a much-needed jolt to the jet-lagged — spotlight the extraordinary strength of the university’s connections around the world. More than 300 IU international alumni made for a […] Read more »

IU expanding its global engagement, renewing connections in Korea and China

Beginning Dec. 2, an Indiana University delegation led by IU President Michael A. McRobbie will embark on a weeklong trip to South Korea and China. There, the university will seek to strengthen its connections with partner universities, leaders in education, business and government, and its numerous East Asian alumni, many of whom have gone on […] Read more »