WFIU to broadcast discussions with IU foreign policy experts on issues facing the next president

  • Sept. 20, 2016


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Just weeks before the November general election, the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies will host two panel discussions focused on foreign policy decisions facing the next president. WFIU, the public radio station based at the IU Bloomington campus, will broadcast the programs live and make them available to other public radio stations throughout Indiana.

"Foreign Policy and the Next President" will take place Sept. 27 and Oct. 6. Both panels will be from 7 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Global and International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Ave.  The events are free and open to the public. In addition to audience member questions, broadcast listeners can submit questions to the panel by tweeting to @wfiunews.

The panel moderator will be Joe Hren, anchor of WTIU’s “Indiana Newsdesk.”

The Sept. 27 panel will focus on major global and economic issues and will feature:

  • Elizabeth Dunn, associate professor of international studies at the School of Global and International Studies and in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Geography. She is an expert on refugee crises and displaced persons; her forthcoming book is based on years of fieldwork on displaced persons in the Republic of Georgia. 
  • Yan Long, assistant professor of international studies. She studies global health and is writing a book on the politics surrounding AIDS treatment in China.
  • Sarah Bauerle Danzman, assistant professor of international relations and a researcher of global economic conditions, particularly on multinational firms and global investment effects, the subject of an upcoming book.
  • David Bosco, associate professor of international studies and an expert on international law and the politics surrounding international organizations. He is author of “Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics.”

The Oct. 6 panel will feature the following panelists discussing major foreign policy and security issues:

  • Fred Cate, IU vice president for research, Distinguished Professor and the C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the IU Maurer School of Law, and senior fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. He specializes in information privacy and security law.
  • Emma Gilligan, associate professor of international studies. She has studied Russia extensively, particularly regarding human rights, and is the author of “Defending Human Rights in Russia.”
  • Adam Liff, assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. He is a widely published scholar on security in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly surrounding relations between the U.S., China and Japan.
  • Clemence Pinaud, assistant professor of international studies and an expert on conflict and humanitarian intervention. She studied the circumstances of civilians and armed groups in South Sudan during the country’s civil wars while working for international aid agencies there over two and a half years.

Lee Feinstein, founding dean of the School of Global and International Studies, will provide an overview before each of the panels. Feinstein was U.S. ambassador to Poland from 2009 to 2012, national security director for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during her 2008 presidential campaign and senior foreign policy advisor to President Barack Obama during the general election that year.

The School of Global and International Studies prepares students to meet global challenges, interpret international events and examine crucial contemporary issues that transcend national and regional borders. The school also researches and teaches the languages, histories and cultures of strategically important regions, building on IU’s storied tradition in these areas. Housed in a new, state-of-the art, LEED Gold-certified building, the school is adding 25 new faculty members, reflecting one of the country’s top commitments to international studies.

WFIU Public Radio is south central Indiana’s source for news and classical and jazz music, broadcasting from the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The station is one of the original 90 charter members of NPR and currently offers programming from that network and other national and regional program providers. WFIU offers two program services, available in Bloomington at 103.7 FM and 101.9 FM, with broadcast translators in Columbus, Terre Haute, Kokomo, French Lick and Greensburg, and online at

Both panels will take place in the auditorium of the Global and International Studies Building

Both panels will take place in the auditorium of the Global and International Studies Building.

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