Search

Media advisory: IU faculty to lead teach-in on Paris attacks

  • Nov. 17, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Faculty from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington will lead a teach-in Wednesday on terrorism and the attacks last weekend in Paris.

The event will take place at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Global and International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Ave. in Bloomington. It is open to the public.

Participants will make brief statements followed by responses from other panelists and discussion. IU experts on international affairs and global security will share their insights on the unfolding crisis in the Middle East and Europe and what it means for the U.S. and the world.

Participating faculty are expected to include, from the School of Global and International Studies, Elizabeth Dunn and Feisal Istrabadi; and from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Rajendra Abhyankar, Robert Kravchuk, Leslie Lenkowsky and Mark Levin.

A coordinated series of attacks late Friday at six locations in Paris killed at least 129 people and wounded about 350, French authorities said. The attacks were carried out by individuals believed to be part of the Islamic State group.

In the U.S., the incidents touched off debates about how to respond militarily and politically. Governors of at least 26 states, including Gov. Mike Pence in Indiana, have said they will not allow the resettlement of Syrian refugees without their borders, citing security concerns.

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs will record the discussion and post a video later.

Related Links

Media Contacts

Jim Hanchett

  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Office 812-856-5490
  • jimhanch@indiana.edu

Chuck Carney

Director of communications and marketing

  • School of Global and International Studies
  • Office 812-856-3287
  • ccarney@indiana.edu
  • @ IUSGIS