The International Center aims to promote events in Indiana that highlight and celebrate cultural diversity and international relations. Whether you like to engage in international diplomacy, eat Chinese food, dance to Russian music, celebrate a French holiday, or participate in Scottish games, we hope you’ll find a way to celebrate and participate in our global city.
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Gerburg Garmann, professor of German and French language and literature, will hold an art exhibition, “Where Beauty Meets Resilience,” at the Athenaeum in Indianapolis, June 7 – July 1, 2019. Where Beauty Meets Resilience This show of my artwork has grown out of previous shows. In one way or another, I have always been fascinated by beauty in its many forms and by the resilience I have witnessed in so many women around me. The psychological definition of the term resilience is this: "... the creation of meaning in life, even life that is sometimes painful or absurd, and having the courage to live fully despite its inherent pain and futility." Resilience is not simple optimism. It often occurs when optimism meets adversity or even tragedy. Someone has bent without breaking — has perhaps gone through hell and back — yet still has the capacity to smile and press forward when it would be exponentially easier to give up. There is beauty in resilience . . . and resilience in beauty . . . As Sonja M. Schwartzbach, an ICU nurse, stated so eloquently in 2016 in her blog in the Huffington Post: “And then resilience enters the room, the most elegant of emotional beings; glowing; refined; a reminder that even a flicker of light glows amid the darkness. And we can save our tiny ship of troubles from life's stormy seas once again.” This is what I hope my art will do for you.Find out more »
Please join us at this signature event to introduce the Indiana University and surrounding communities to the Mandela Washington Fellows. During the event, you'll have an opportunity to meet the 25 young leaders who are a part of the 2019 IU Fellowship Cohort. These inspiring individuals represent 17 African nations, where they work as community organizers, disability advocates, defenders fo human rights, women's rights champions, and pioneers. This event is designed for making individual connections with a short formal program: a small group of Fellows will share individual stories about the professional passions that led them to be civic leaders. The anticipated schedule is: 6:00 pm - Meet and Mingle with the Fellows 6:30 pm- Listen to five of the Fellows' stories 7:30-8:00 pm- More Mingling About the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program For the fourth year, Indiana University has been selected as an institute partner for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Twenty-five IU Mandela Washington Fellows from across Sub-Saharan Africa will participate in a six-week executive-style professional development institute focused on civic leadership, hosted by IU's Office of International Development and IUPUI's Office of International Affairs (OIA). The fellowship provides the IU community with opportunities to network and collaborate with young African leaders while also empowering the fellows through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, personal and professional opportunities, and local community engagement. The fellows will be at IUPUI between June 20 and July 5, with leadership development workshops provided by OIA, the O'Neill School for Public and Environmental Affairs, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and the Kelley School of Business. RSVP RSVP by 5 pm on June 25th to ensure your spot. When you RSVP, please be sure to include the first and last names for each person who will be coming. This information will be used to make a visitor badge for each visitor. Parking Parking at the Eli Lilly and Company Corporate Center is free for all attendees. Enter the visitor parking lot at the corner of Delaware and East McCarty Street, on the right side of the roundabout. You may park in any available spot. Entering the Facility All non-Lilly employees will need to check in at the front desk directly inside the doors of the Corporate Center. If you are not a Lilly employee, a visitor badge will be pre-prepared for you at the front desk based on the information provided with your RSVP. All visitors will need a photo ID unless they are minors accompanied by an adult with an ID. Check in for the event by telling the front desk your name and saying that you are here for "Meet, Mingle, Listen" with IUPUI. All visitors will be asked to show ID, then recieve a badge and be escorted to the event room by a Lilly Employee. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.Find out more »