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ACADEMIC & CULTURAL EVENTS
Join the IAUNRC to learn about career opportunities for students of area studies
Please note that this event will take place from 12-1 pm on January 18, 2022.
Join the IAUNRC to learn about career opportunities for students of area studies with retired CIA Case Officer and Uzbek linguist, David Tyson. Tyson, a multilingual interpreter and intelligence officer with a distinguished service record in Central Asia, is an alumnus of Central Eurasian Studies at IU. He will give a talk regarding ways for students to utilize area studies knowledge and linguistic skills throughout the Central Eurasian region. The hybrid event will take place on January 18, 2022, at 12pm EST.
Registration for attendance via Zoom is required: https://bit.ly/3zRXD8T
Central Eurasian Book Club 2021-2022
Please join the IAUNRC for our first book club event of 2022, featuring David Tyson, a CEUS alum and a central figure of Tony Harnden’s book First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11:
Central Eurasian Book Club: First Casualty
Wednesday, January 19 at 4:00 p.m.
This talk is hybrid in format. Attend in-person at the Global & International Studies Building room GA 3067, or register to attend online via Zoom HERE.
David Tyson is a retired CIA officer and a graduate of Indiana University’s Central Eurasian Studies program. Tyson was deployed to Afghanistan in 2001 as a member of Team Alpha, a direct-action intelligence detachment staffed by CIA Special Activities Division operatives, US Army Special Forces soldiers, and area studies specialists with extensive linguistic and cultural expertise on Central Asia.
Award-winning journalist Tony Harnden’s book pairs an engaging narrative style with contextual insight on the area studies expertise employed by operatives embedded in Afghanistan for the purpose of working with local allies to capture and interrogate Al-Qaeda insurgents. Harnden’s work also retells the events of the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi in which one of the members of Team Alpha, Mike Spann, was killed in action, becoming the first American military casualty of the War in Afghanistan. First Casualty is not only a tribute to the first American to lose his life in what would eventually become America’s longest war but also an incisive commentary on a shift in U.S. strategy toward the use of specialized linguistic, cultural, and historical literacies to achieve military aims.
The book is available on Amazon in printed, Kindle, and audiobook (free, with an Audible trial) formats.
Distinguished Speaker Series Ukraine: Past, Present, and Future
Sponsored by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
Join us for an evening with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova!
About the Program:
Ukraine: Past, Present and Future
The whole world watches anxiously as Russia has positioned an army of 100,000 troops along the Eastern border of Ukraine. The second largest country in Europe, Ukraine regained its independence in 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, declaring its foreign policy choice to join the EU and NATO. In 2014 Russia invaded Ukraine, attempted to annex the Crimea, and instigated war in Donbass. By launching military aggression against Ukraine, Russia violated the fundamental norms and principles of international law, and led to dire humanitarian impacts. Russian aggression has claimed about 14 thousand lives of Ukrainians. Just what are Russia’s intentions now? And what does Ukraine need from the West to resolve this existential impasse and repulse a military aggression? Please join us to hear Oksana Markarova, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States, as she gives her assessment of Ukraine’s long and storied past, precarious present, and aspirations for the future as a free, independent, and democratic country.
About the Distinguished Speaker:
Oksana Markarova: Ukraine Ambassador to the United States
Oksana Markarova was appointed Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States and arrived in Washington, DC, on April 20, 2021. She served in Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance from 2015 through 2020 as First deputy Minister and Government Commissioner on Investments and then as Minister of Finance. Prior to her career in public service Mrs. Markarova spent 17 years working in private equity and financial advisory having leadership roles in ITT Investment Group and the World Bank as well as founding a startup electronic archive company. Oksana Markarova serves on the Boards of Ukraine House DC Foundation in Washington DC, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and Ukrainian Development Foundation, and she supports Ukrainian Catholic University and Ukrainian Press Museum-Archive. She holds BS and MS degrees in Environmental Science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine and a Master of Public Affairs in public finance from Indiana University with academic excellence. Mrs. Markarova is married with four children and a grandson.
Waiting room opens at 6:45 PM EDT for a pre-program “Tiny Desk Concert” by the creative Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha.
You will receive Zoom login information via your email in the registration confirmation and a reminder on the day of the webinar.
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