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IndyBuzz provides information about Central Indiana's most stimulating and thought provoking events -- discussions and conferences, art exhibitions, films, music performances. It tells you what's happening … explains why you should be part of what’s happening. More than an events calendar, though, IndyBuzz tries to make events more meaningful for participants by suggesting an article or two to read before the event, recommending books or websites that will be sources of further information after the event, and pointing out related events that are worth attending.

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The themes underpinning IndyBuzz this Spring

One of the goals of IndyBuzz is to help connect the fragmented pieces of many different conversations and discussions that are happening around the city. A few themes connect most of the events IndyBuzz is covering and recommending this spring.


Africa
Feb. 5: Watch Nigerian artist Prince Twins Seven-Seven work wood magic
Feb. 15: Engage with activist Salih Booker on what Americans can do to help Africa
Feb. 16: Watch the film Moolaadé on female genital mutilation in Africa
Feb. 19: Come to Marian College to hear Senator Richard Lugar
Feb. 23: Watch the African film "Daughters of Keltoum"
March 15: Join the ICWA as Laura Engelbrecht shares her experiences with child soldiers in Africa
April 3: Join a Community Summit on Citizen Diplomacy at Marian College
April 18: Listen to prize-winning Nigerian writer Chris Abani
April 26 to May 4: Spend nine days at the International Film Festival of Indianapolis!
May 15: Celebrate USAID director Randall Tobias, Indianapolis International Citizen of the Year


Art
Feb. 5: Watch Nigerian artist Prince Twins Seven-Seven work wood magic
Feb. 21: Watch Master Au Ho-nien at work at the University of Indianapolis!


Business
Feb. 2: Listen to Doctor Richard Gunderman on "Doing Well By Doing Good" in medicine
March 1: Attend an Employer’s Forum on "Working with the World -- Effective Intercultural Communication"
March 8: Attend a major conference on "The Health Care Conundrum"
March 15: Listen to a talk by Jim McClelland, a giant of Central Indiana’s nonprofit sector
March 21: Come hear Steve Akard explain the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s global goals
March 28: Seize your first chance to hear Kelley School's Charles Dhanaraj on India and China
April 19: Take your second chance to hear Charles Dhanaraj explain whether China and India are rivals or allies
May 3: Hear Sally Pipes on market-based solutions for the American health crisis


China
Feb. 15: Join IUPUI’s Susan Erickson in a discussion of conflict between India and China
Feb. 19: Come to Marian College to hear Senator Richard Lugar
Feb. 21: Watch Master Au Ho-nien at work at the University of Indianapolis!
March 1: Attend an Employer’s Forum on "Working with the World -- Effective Intercultural Communication"
March 2: Come to Butler to see former President Bush
March 21: Come hear Steve Akard explain the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s global goals
March 28: Seize your first chance to hear Kelley School's Charles Dhanaraj on India and China
April 13: Join Chinese dissident and possible Nobel Prize winner Bei Dao
April 19: Take your second chance to hear Charles Dhanaraj explain whether China and India are rivals or allies
April 26 to May 4: Spend nine days at the International Film Festival of Indianapolis!


Energy politics
Feb. 8: Join a discussion the global politics of energy led by electrical engineer Dick Davis
Feb. 15: Hear journalist Odil Ruzaliev explain the crisis in his native Uzbekistan
Feb. 21: Hear Butler’s Peter Grossman on "The energy policy conundrum"
March 21: Listen to Central Asia Productivity Research Center head Harry Lepinske talk about Turkey
April 26: Discuss energy security with John Clark


Europe
Feb. 19: Come to Marian College to hear Senator Richard Lugar
Feb. 21: Listen to IUPUI’s Robert White on Terrorism in Ireland (and buy his new book)
Feb. 24: Chat with Kós András, the diplomat who negotiated Hungary into the European Union
April 26 to May 4: Spend nine days at the International Film Festival of Indianapolis!


Faith and religion
Jan. 30: Hear JC Watts talks about faith, race, and leadership
Jan. 31: Attend a discussion of "The Coverage of Religion in the Middle East"
Feb. 7: Join the ACLU for a discussion of “Intelligent Design in Science Class?
Feb. 28: Come to Butler for a discussion of "The Search for God and Meaning in Contemporary Film"
March 4: Attend a conference on “The Realms of Science and Faith” at IUPUI
March 4: Attend a Darwin Day Conference at IUPUI
March 16: Spin, Spin and Touch the Divine with Sufis at IMA
April 3: Join a Community Summit on Citizen Diplomacy at Marian College


Film
Feb. 11: Come to the Eiteljorg for “Shadows of High Noon: Legacies of an American Icon
Feb. 23: Watch the African film "Daughters of Keltoum"
Feb. 28: Come to Butler for a discussion of "The Search for God and Meaning in Contemporary Film"
March 18: Watch “Alice,” Jan Švankmajer's distressingly beautiful film of Alice in Wonderland
March 31: Ask film expert Dennis Bingham of IUPUI "who deserves a biopic?"
April 26 to May 4: Spend nine days at the International Film Festival of Indianapolis!


Global public health
Feb. 28: Prepare to have your world rocked by Sarah Archer on global pandemics and security
March 15: Be both frightened and reassured by Sarah Archer's discussion of pandemics and global security
May 10: Discuss pandemics and global security with Eric Meslin of the Center for Bioethics
May 15: Celebrate USAID director Randall Tobias, Indianapolis International Citizen of the Year


Global trade
Feb. 19: Come to Marian College to hear Senator Richard Lugar
March 1: Attend an Employer’s Forum on "Working with the World -- Effective Intercultural Communication"
March 21: Listen to Central Asia Productivity Research Center head Harry Lepinske talk about Turkey
March 21: Come hear Steve Akard explain the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s global goals
March 28: Seize your first chance to hear Kelley School's Charles Dhanaraj on India and China
April 19: Take your second chance to hear Charles Dhanaraj explain whether China and India are rivals or allies
April 21: Join a discussion of “Latin America - The political environment and economic opportunities with a look at Cuba


Health and medicine
Feb. 2: Listen to doctor Richard Gunderman on "Doing Well By Doing Good" in medicine
Feb. 22: Come IUPUI for the Joseph Taylor Symposium -- “The Crisis in Urban Health Care”
Feb. 28: Prepare to have your world rocked by Sarah Archer on global pandemics and security
March 8: Attend a major conference on "The Health Care Conundrum"
March 15: Be both frightened and reassured by Sarah Archer's discussion of pandemics and global security
May 3: Hear Sally Pipes on market-based solutions for the American health crisis
May 10: Discuss pandemics and global security with Eric Meslin of the Center for Bioethics


Human and civil rights
Feb. 19: Come to Marian College to hear Senator Richard Lugar
March 1: Hear Sheila Kennedy on preserving human rights in the war on terrorism
March 7: Join the ACLU in their discussion about the US government spying on Americans
March 14: Hear Fran Quigley of the ACLU-Indiana on human rights in an age of terrorism
April 12: Hear Fran Quigley on human rights and the war against terrorism
May 17: Join another discussion of UN Reform with Ed DeLaney


India
Feb. 15: Join IUPUI’s Susan Erickson in a discussion of conflict between India and China
Feb. 21: Join a World Trade Club discussion of "Trade with India - The Other Asian Giant"
March 1: Attend an Employer’s Forum on "Working with the World -- Effective Intercultural Communication"
March 28: Seize your first chance to hear Kelley School's Charles Dhanaraj on India and China
April 19: Take your second chance to hear Charles Dhanaraj explain whether China and India are rivals or allies


Journalism
Jan. 31: Attend a discussion of "The Coverage of Religion in the Middle East"
Feb. 15: Hear journalist Odil Ruzaliev explain the crisis in his native Uzbekistan
March 20: Hear journalists from Lebanon and the US on the Middle East and its evolving news media


Latin America
Feb. 19: Come to Marian College to hear Senator Richard Lugar
Feb.22: Hear John Clark discuss Brazil, the eternal “next superpower”
Feb. 25: Hear the Masters of Mariachi: Los Comperos de Nati Cano
March 7: Welcome GeoPol analyst Pedro Cardoso talking about Brazil
April 3: Join a Community Summit on Citizen Diplomacy at Marian College
April 8: ¡Tango con Tanguísimo!
April 21: Join a discussion of “Latin America - The political environment and economic opportunities with a look at Cuba
April 26 to May 4: Spend nine days at the International Film Festival of Indianapolis!
May 24: Analyze Brazil with Craig Auchter of Butler University


Literature
March 20: Talk with novelist and essayist Nick Hornby
March 30: Observe Nin Andrews and Brady's Leap push the bounds of intellectualized sexuality
April 13: Join Chinese dissident and possible Nobel Prize winner Bei Dao
April 18: Listen to prize-winning Nigerian writer Chris Abani


Middle East
Jan. 31: Attend a discussion of "The Coverage of Religion in the Middle East"
Feb. 1: Join Charles Winslow to discuss US-Iran relations
Feb. 14: Hear DePauw’s Sean Foley discuss US-Iran relations
Feb. 19: Come to Marian College to hear Senator Richard Lugar
March 2: Come to Butler to see former President Bush
March 8: Hear IUPUI’s Scott Pegg explain where Turkey is headed
March 20: Hear journalists from Lebanon and the US on the Middle East and its evolving news media
April 3: Join a Community Summit on Citizen Diplomacy at Marian College
April 5: Hear University of Indianapolis professor Milind Thakar analyze US-Iran relations
April 26: Discuss energy security with John Clark
April 26 to May 4: Spend nine days at the International Film Festival of Indianapolis!


Music
Feb. 25: Hear the Masters of Mariachi: Los Comperos de Nati Cano
March 10 and 12: Attend Indianapolis Opera’s performance of "The Marriage of Figaro"
March 16: Spin, Spin and Touch the Divine with Sufis at IMA
March 30: Observe Nin Andrews and Brady's Leap push the bounds of intellectualized sexuality
April 8: ¡Tango con Tanguísimo!
April 26 to May 4: Spend nine days at the International Film Festival of Indianapolis!


Philanthropy
Feb. 2: Listen to doctor Richard Gunderman on "Doing Well By Doing Good" in medicine
March 15: Listen to a talk by Jim McClelland, a giant of Central Indiana’s nonprofit sector
April 3: Join a Community Summit on Citizen Diplomacy at Marian College


Political leadership
Jan. 30: Hear JC Watts talks about faith, race, and leadership
Feb. 6: Hear conservative pundit Deroy Murdock at the Economic Club
Feb. 19: Come to Marian College to hear Senator Richard Lugar
March 2: Come to Butler to see former President Bush
April 19: Hear the historian Forrest McDonald tell us why we are in trouble
May 15: Celebrate USAID director Randall Tobias, Indianapolis International Citizen of the Year


Race and ethnicity
Jan. 30: Hear JC Watts talks about faith, race, and leadership
Feb. 6: Hear conservative pundit Deroy Murdock at the Economic Club
Feb. 22: Come IUPUI for the Joseph Taylor Symposium -- “The Crisis in Urban Health Care.”
Feb. 23: Watch the African film "Daughters of Keltoum"


Science and society
Feb. 7: Join the ACLU for a discussion of “Intelligent Design in Science Class?
Feb. 8: Listen to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on “The Cosmic Perspective”
March 4: Attend a conference on “The Realms of Science and Faith” at IUPUI,
March 4: Attend a Darwin Day Conference at IUPUI
April 12: Watch Steven Pinker, the world's foremost popularizer of cognitive psychology, and his hair


The United Nations
Feb. 7: Hear Ed DeLaney analyze the UN’s need for reform
Feb. 19: Come to Marian College to hear Senator Richard Lugar
March 2: Come to Butler to see former President Bush
May 17: Join another discussion of UN Reform with Ed DeLaney


Turkey
Feb. 24: Chat with Kós András, the diplomat who negotiated Hungary into the European Union
March 8: Hear IUPUI’s Scott Pegg explain where Turkey is headed
March 16: Spin, Spin and Touch the Divine with Sufis at IMA
March 21: Listen to Central Asia Productivity Research Center head Harry Lepinske talk about Turkey
May 3: Talk Turkey with Çiğdem Balım of IU


US foreign policy
Feb. 1: Join Charles Winslow to discuss US-Iran relations
Feb. 6: Hear conservative pundit Deroy Murdock at the Economic Club
Feb. 7: Hear Ed DeLaney analyze the UN’s need for reform
Feb. 14: Hear DePauw’s Sean Foley discuss US-Iran relations
Feb. 15: Engage with activist Salih Booker on what Americans can do to help Africa
Feb. 15: Hear journalist Odil Ruzaliev explain the crisis in his native Uzbekistan
Feb. 15: Join IUPUI’s Susan Erickson in a discussion of conflict between India and China
Feb. 19: Come to Marian College to hear Senator Richard Lugar
Feb. 24: Chat with Kós András, the diplomat who negotiated Hungary into the European Union
March 2: Come to Butler to see former President Bush
March 8: Hear IUPUI’s Scott Pegg explain where Turkey is headed
March 15: Join the ICWA as Laura Engelbrecht shares her experiences with child soldiers in Africa
April 3: Join a Community Summit on Citizen Diplomacy at Marian College
April 26: Discuss energy security with John Clark
May 15: Celebrate USAID director Randall Tobias, Indianapolis International Citizen of the Year
May 17: Join another discussion of UN Reform with Ed DeLaney
May 24: Analyze Brazil with Craig Auchter of Butler University

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Sheila Kennedy speaking on March 1st or March 8th at Church of the Savior?

john clark said...

oops, I corrected it on the post http://indybuzz.blogspot.com/2006/01/march-1-sheila-kennedy-explains.html

She is talking March 1, make time to see her!

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