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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2019 Indy International Festival

November 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1200 East 38th Street
Indianpolis, IN 46205 United States
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$8 – $12

The 43rd Annual INDY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is Central Indiana’s Largest and Oldest Pan-Ethnic Celebration! Hosted by the NATIONALITIES COUNCIL OF INDIANA, the INDY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL showcases Indiana’s ethnic diversity, celebrates our unique ethnic traditions, and encourages cultural exchange. WHERE: Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Indiana State Fairgrounds 1200 East 38th Street, Indianapolis IN 46205 WHEN: November 7, 8 & 9, 2019 SPECIAL SCHOOL HOURS: Thursday, Nov. 7th, 9 AM – 2 PM Friday, Nov. 8th, 9 AM – 2 PM GENERAL PUBLIC HOURS: Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2 PM – 9 PM Friday, Nov. 8th, 2 PM – 9 PM Saturday, Nov. 9th, 9 AM – 9 PM WHAT: The INDY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL will feature exhibits from the 50 + ethnic groups represented in Central Indiana as they gather to share their rich cultural histories and traditions. Highlights of the festival include authentic foods from 20+ ethnic vendors; continuous ethnic music and dance by local and national performing groups; Culture Booths hosted by volunteers in traditional dress where you can connect with your ethnic heritage; artisans demonstrating unique cultural crafts; a Naturalization Ceremony and an International Marketplace offering gifts from around the world. Additional Features: GIANT, WALK-UPON Map of INDIANA hosted by Geography Educators’ Network of Indiana (GENI) Interactive Italian Street Painting/ Chalk Murals with local muralists Vandra Lindner Lion Dance Demonstration and Lion Eye Dotting Ceremony International Market Shop for Souvenirs Tudor Rose Players presents Mary Queen of Scotland Naturalization Ceremony – Friday @ 2 PM onwards Parade of Nations FREE Health screening by Philippine Nurses, Med Techs and Doctors Saturday 10 am - 5 pm COST: Adults $12.00 General Admission Senior/Children (7-17) $8.00 / 6 years old and below are FREE Advance discount tickets for $ 8.00 are available for purchase at

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1:00 pm

The U.S.-Japan Partnership in the 21st Century: Domestic & Foreign Policy Changes

November 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shreve Auditorium, 355 N. Jordan Ave + Google Map

WELCOMING REMARKS (1-1:10pm) Dean (Amb.)Lee Feinstein Hamilton Lugar School 21JPSI Director Adam Liff Hamilton Lugar School POLICY KEYNOTE (1:10-1:30pm) Ms. Andrea Richter VP, IEDC; (on behalf of Indiana State Secretary of Commerce, the Hon. Jim Schellinger) PANEL ONE FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES & US-JAPAN RELATIONS (1:35-2:45pm) Dr. Mireya Solis, Brookings Institution Dr. Michael Auslin, Hoover Institution (Stanford U.) Dr. Naoko Aoki, RAND Corporation Dr. Adam Liff, Hamilton Lugar School ACADEMIC KEYNOTE (3-3:50pm) Dr. Richard Samuels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "U.S.-Japan Relations: The Roads Ahead" PANEL TWO DOMESTIC CHALLENGES & US-JAPAN RELATIONS (3:55-5:05pm) Mr. Craig Kafura, Chicago Council Dr. Sherry Martin, U.S. Department of State Dr. Rie Watanabe, Aoyama Gakuin/Harvard U. CLOSING REMARKS(5:05-5:25pm) The Hon. Kenichi Okada Consul-General of Japan in Chicago

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