Upcoming Events:



Opioids and Accessphoto of krista brucker

Dr. Krista Brucker; Director, Project Point, Eskenazi Hospital and Dept. of Emergency Medicine, IU School of Medicine


Thursday March 21st 5:00-6:30 PM

North United Methodist Church; 3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Project POINT has helped hundreds of Hoosiers with substance use disorder maintain HIP-Plus eligibility and connect to an array of treatment and social services supporting holistic health.  This session will discuss the challenges of health and health care access for this population and the role of recovery coaches, wrap-around services, and HIP as key supports.

register/add to calendar here.


Hosted by HIP: Health Equity, Responsibility, and Community seminar series



Introduction to Philanthropy and Public Good seminar


Thursday March 21st 12:00-1:30 PM

IUPUI Campus, University Library, Ashby Browsing Room

Please RSVP to David King ( so reading materials can be provided (Bruce Sievers’ article, “Philanthropy’s Role in Liberal Democracy,”).  Lunch will be served.


 Hosted by Philanthropy and Public Good seminar



The Struggle for Normal Life in Gaza

Sari Bashi, Yale Law School


Tuesday March 26th 5:30 PM

IU Bloomington, Global & International Studies Building, 0001

Sari Bashi is the Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School. She writes and lectures on international humanitarian law and Israeli policy toward the occupied Palestinian territories.  Bashi was the Israel/Palestine Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch. She also co-founded and directed (2005-2014) the Israeli human rights group Gisha.  She was a Fulbright scholar and received fellowships from Yale Law School and the Echoing Green Foundation, and has taught international law at Tel Aviv University. She clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court and is a licensed attorney in Israel and New York. Prior to studying law, Bashi worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press. She has a B.A. and a J.D. from Yale.


Co-hosted by Organized by the Middle East Conflict and Reform Lecture Series and supported by the IU Maurer School of Law, Department of Political Science, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Islamic Studies Program, and Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society



Colloquium with Vivian Halloran; Comparative Literature, IUB

"The Island as a Place of Mourning: YA Fiction Maps Diasporic Grief and Healing onto the Caribbean"


Friday March 29th (time TBD)

Institute for Advanced Study conference room, IUB (624 E. Third St., Bloomington)

Lunch provided, and all are welcome, but please RSVP to Heather Blair ( so we can get the paper to you and arrange catering accordingly.


Hosted by the Ethical Dimensions of Children's Literature seminar



Deep Time/Deep Futures with Nina Elder


Thursday April 4th 4:00-5:30 PM

IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, UL 4115P

Nina Elder will discuss her newest installation, The Score, commissioned as part of the IU Grand Challenges Prepared for Environmental Change project in partnership with City State.

Nina Elder is an artist, adventurer, and arts administrator. Her work focuses on changing cultures and ecologies. Through extensive travel and research, resulting in meticulous drawings and interdisciplinary creative projects, Nina promotes curiosity, exploration, and a collective sense of stewardship. Nina advocates for collaboration, often fostering relationships between institutions, artists, scientists and diverse communities. She is the co-founder of the Wheelhouse Institute, a women's climate leadership initiative. Nina lectures as a visiting artist/scholar at universities, develops publicly engaged programs, and consults with organizations that seek to grow through interdisciplinary programing. Nina's art work is widely exhibited and collected and has been featured in Art in America, VICE Magazine, and on PBS. Her research has been supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Rauschenburg Foundation award for Arts & Activism, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation. She is currently an Art + Environment Research Fellow at the Nevada Museum of Art, a Polar Lab Research Fellow at the Anchorage Museum, and a Researcher in Residence in the Art and Ecology Program at the University of New Mexico.

Tickets here

Co-hosted by the Public Art and Ethics seminar, IU Grand Challenges Prepared for Environmental Change project; and City State 



Encounters with Religious and Worldview Diversity in the First Year of Collegephoto of alyssa rockenbach smiling in front of window showing greenery

Alyssa Rockenbach Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Higher Education, North Carolina State University


Friday April 5th at 12:00-1:00 PM

IUPUI campus, University Library, Lilly Auditorium

The imperative to foster understanding and good will among emerging adults of different perspectives and walks of life is more pressing than ever as cultural, ideological, and religious conflicts divide and erode communities around the world. Colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to have a transforming influence on the diversity attitudes and behaviors of the students they serve. This presentation introduces findings from the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS), a national study aimed at identifying the high-impact practices most conducive to students’ interfaith learning and development. Informed by data collected from more than 7,000 first-year students attending 122 diverse colleges and universities, the presentation addresses a critical question: In an era of intensified religious, ideological, and political conflict, how might higher education institutions inspire students’ commitment to cooperation across difference?

Light lunch and refreshments to follow

Optional registration here


Hosted by the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society



The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age

Fred Cate Vice President of Research at Indiana University

Jay Edelson Founder and CEO of Edelson PC 

Zackary Heck Associate Lawyer at Taft Law, Dayton OH


Wednesday April 17th at 5:30 PM

Zachary Heck's practice focuses on privacy and data security. Specifically, Zach assists clients in the areas of privacy compliance, defense litigation, class action defense and guidance in the aftermath of an information security event, including data breach.

Jay Edelson is considered one of the nation’s leading plaintiff’s lawyers, having secured over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for his clients.  law360 described Jay as a  “Titan of the Plaintiff’s Bar“.  Jay has been recognized as one of “America’s top trial lawyers” in the mass action arena.  And he has been appointed to represent state and local governments on some of the largest issues of the day — ranging from opioids suits against the pharmaceutical companies to suits against Facebook for the Cambridge Analytca scandal.

IU Bloomington campus, Maurer School of Law, Moot Court Room


Hosted by the Ethics in the Information Age Series



Health, Wellness, and Engaged Congregationsphoto of rev bobby baker

Rev. Bobby Baker; Director of Faith and Community Partnerships, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


Wednesday May 8th 5:00-6:30 PM

Mount Zion Baptist Church; 3500 Graceland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Rev. Baker helped create and leads the Congregational Health Network at the center of the "Memphis model" of addressing health disparities and building healthy communities through the collaboration of 500 covenanted congregations with Methodist Le BonHeur Healthcare. He will share how engaged congregations can support health and wellness in their communities.

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Hosted by HIP: Health Equity, Responsibility, and Community seminar series



Boundaries of Philanthropy

Michael Moody; Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University

Wednesday May 15th 12:00-1:30 PM

Location TBD


Hosted by the Philanthropy and Public Good(s) seminar



Gender, Race, and Religion

Amanda Friesen; Political Science, IUPUI


Amanda Friesen will present her research and lead a discussion on how African-American women upend the extant theories that posit risk-aversion drives women into the pews but away from politics. 


Jennifer Thorington-Springer, Associate Professor of English and Director of IUPUI RISE Initiative;

Elizabeth Johnson, College of Arts and Sciences, IU Northwest;

Amrita Myers, History and Gender Studies, IU Bloomington. 

Pastor Shannon Walker Dycus, Pastor of the First Mennonite Church of Indianapolis


Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Episcopal Bishop of Indianapolis 


***Date and Time TBD


Hosted by the Those Who Know the Trouble I've Seen: Citizenship and Political Resistance in African American Communities seminar



Inter-Racial and Non-Christian Movements across Religion and Politics



IndyCANN, Spirit and Place, Immigrant Welcome Center

Facilitator: Dwayne Royster, National Political Director of PICO (which is the parent organization for IndyCANN).


****Date and Time TBD


Hosted by the Those Who Know the Trouble I've Seen: Citizenship and Political Resistance in African American Communities seminar