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NIU’s Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures has announced its Spring 2016 Brown Bag Series. Attendees are invited to bring their lunches and listen to speakers covering a variety of research topics from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, February 11 Shannon Becker, assistant professor, French “Using Complexity Theory to Explain Language Development: Theoretical and Methodological...
Political scientist Dwight King, an expert in Indonesia, collected numerous artifacts from the country over the course of his career, including Indonesian puppets.
In 1978, the Department of Political Science hired Dwight King, an Indonesian specialist from Connecticut College. Clark Neher had been teaching political science and Thai studies at NIU for nearly a decade, and the two Southeast Asian scholars soon became fast friends as colleagues, neighbors and as companions on early morning runs four times a...
Anies Baswedan
NIU alumnus Anies Baswedan (Ph.D., political science, 2007), president of Paramadina University in Jakarta, has been named minister of Primary and Secondary Education in the cabinet of new Indonesia President Joko Widodo. After receiving his Ph.D. from NIU, Baswedan made his mark as a researcher and public policy consultant before being named rector at Paramadina. In 2008,...
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Several NIU faculty members are among educators from the United States currently participating in a workshop for U.S. and Indonesian educators and administrators as part of the U.S.-Indonesia Partnership Program (USIPP). The workshop, which began Monday and ends today, is being held at Gadjah Mada University to develop new research partnerships, explore potential areas of...
Tereza Lee
April’s Asian American Heritage Month activities begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, with the Taste of Asia at Campus Recreation. Doors open at 6 p.m. Keynote speaker Tereza Lee will share her story of being a former undocumented immigrant student, including her challenges, barriers and successes. Lee’s powerful story inspired Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin to author...
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The Future Leaders of Indonesia Program will bring 16 youth and adult leaders from Indonesia to the the NIU International Training Office from Sunday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 30. Globalization drastically changes institutional arrangements, roles and patterns of interaction among global citizens. Along with the changes, globalization brings to fore various challenges and opportunities...
NIU Professor Emeritus Dwight King, left, chats with Indonesian Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal, who presented King with a special award from the Indonesian government.
Dwight King, NIU political science professor emeritus and former director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, was honored last month by Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Dr. Dino Patti Djalal. Djalal traveled to DeKalb from Washington, D.C., to present King with an “Award of Distinction for Lifetime Contribution to the Understanding of Indonesia.”...
Fifteen Indonesian doctoral students from three universities in Sulawesi, who came to NIU in fall 2010 as part of an exchange program funded by the Indonesia Department of Education, visited Chicago and several other U.S. cities before returning to Indonesia. (CSEAS file photo)
NIU is front and center in the current push by the U.S. and Indonesian governments, announced in 2010 by President Barack Obama, to strengthen higher education in Indonesia through educational exchanges and university partnerships. The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and the Division of International Programs have been taking the lead in leveraging NIU’s...
Sim Chin
NIU will be represented among officials from 56 colleges who will travel to Indonesia and Vietnam this  weekend on an educational trade mission with Francisco J. Sánchez, the U.S. undersecretary of commerce for international trade. NIU will treat the trip as a fact-finding mission for potential students and educators. Students from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi...
Dwight King (left) and Dino Patti Djalal
The Capitol Room at the Holmes Student Center was nearly full late afternoon Monday, Oct. 18, as more than 150 students, faculty and others gathered to hear an address by Dino Patti Djalal, the newly appointed Indonesian ambassador to the United States. Djalal, who was in Chicago for a speech earlier in the day, came...
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Dino Patti Djalal, the newly appointed Indonesian ambassador to the United States, will deliver a public talk next week on the NIU campus. Djalal’s presentation, titled “Indonesia’s Democratic Development:  Lesson for Transforming Societies,” will focus on progress in building and strengthening democracy in Indonesia. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Capitol...
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Two prominent Indonesian leaders will present “Indonesian Update 2010: Political Islam and Regional Autonomy” at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center. Professor Bahtiar Effendy, dean of the Social and Political Science Department at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, will discuss Islam politics in his portion of...
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