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Area Studies in the Future of Higher Education Conference 2009

Area Studies in the Future of Higher Education Conference 2009
  1. Author: Russian and East European Institute
  2. Number of episodes: 7
  3. Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~reeiweb/2009asc/

Podcast Description:

The conference asks what area programs that originated in the Cold War era have to offer in an age of globalization and in the context of such developments as the rise of universalist analytical models in the social sciences, the massive retreat of Americans from mastery of foreign languages, and the progressively more instrumentalist approach of the Department of Defense to language training.

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Area Studies in the Future of Higher Education Conference 2009

  Name Time Artist/Performer Release Date Description Author Language  
1.Balance between Universalist Models and Theories in Social Science and Area Knowledge and Language01:32:17Russian and East European Institute3/30/2009Chair: Associate Dean Jean Robinson (Indiana University, College of Arts and Sciences) Panelists: Eric Hershberg (Simon Fraser Univ., Pres. of LASA) Stephen Hanson (U of Washington, Russia political science) Patricia McManus (IU Sociology and WEST)Russian and East European InstituteEnglishDownload
2.Reshaping Regions for Analytical Coherence01:10:47Russian and East European Institute3/30/2009Chair: Dean Bradley Hamm, Journalism Panelists: Michael Robinson (IU East Asian Languages & Cultures) Christopher Atwood (IU Central Eurasian Studies) Richard Martin (Emory University, Middle Eastern Studies)Russian and East European InstituteEnglishDownload
3.Area Studies and Legal and Civic Culture01:22:18Russian and East European Institute3/30/2009Chair: Dean Lauren Robel (IU Law) Panelists: Faisal Istrabadi (IU Law) Timothy Waters (IU Law) Bradley Levinson (IU Education and Latin American Studies) Terry Mason (IU Education)Russian and East European InstituteEnglishDownload
4.Shaping the Global Future at IU: Partnering with Area Studies01:35:08Russian and East European Institute3/30/2009Chair: Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson Panelists: Associate Dean David Reingold (IU SPEA) Dean Bennett Bertenthal (IU College of Arts and Sciences) Dean Dan Smith (IU Kelley School of Business) Dean Robert Goodman (IU, HPER) Discussants: Stephen Hanson (U of Washington) David Ransel (Director, IU Russian and East European Institute)Russian and East European InstituteEnglishDownload
5.Address by Former Ambassador James Collins00:27:07Russian and East European Institute3/30/2009Address by James Collins (IU alumnus and former ambassador to Russia)Russian and East European InstituteEnglishDownload
6.Appropriate Role of Area Studies in Contributing to National Security01:26:28Russian and East European Institute3/30/2009Chair: Heidi Ross (IU School of Education, East Asian Studies) Panelists: Richard Miles (US ambassador in Georgia and Turkmenistan) Robert Slater (Director, National Security Education Program) Sumit Ganguly (IU India Studies; C.V.) James Collins (former US Ambassador to Russia)Russian and East European InstituteEnglishDownload
7.Place of Foreign Language Training in Area Studies01:27:21Russian and East European Institute3/30/2009Chair: Henry Cooper (IU Slavic Languages and Literatures) Panelists: Dan Davidson (Bryn Mawr Dept. of Russian; President, Amer. Couns. for Int'l. Ed.) Richard Rubinger (IU East Asian Languages & Cultures) Antonia Schleicher (U. of Wisconsin African Studies)Russian and East European InstituteEnglishDownload