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[Video: Lee Feinstein]
Lee speaks: We have a motto which is, “To change the world, first seek to understand it.”
[Video: Students in class. A chalkboard with words in English and Chinese.]
Lee speaks: My name is Lee Feinstein. I’m the founding dean of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.
[Video: Students look at a map of Japan. Photos of a student’s overseas study. Professors and students in class.]
Lee speaks: Making the world a better place doesn’t happen through polarization, it happens through unity. That doesn’t mean watering down your views, it doesn’t mean not speaking truth to power. But what it means is listening, celebrating differences, and seeking shared understanding.
[Video: Aerial views of Indiana University buildings and international cities. People walking on international streets.]
Lee speaks: Indiana University is well recognized as a leader in area studies—the study of important societies and their cultures and their languages. We teach more languages than any other university in the country. We are really fortunate to have four Language Flagship programs supported by the United States government to provide professional competence in strategic languages—in our case, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, and Turkish.
[Video: Arabic text, Chinese buildings, people working in Russia, hot air balloons in Turkey.]
[Video: The Pentagon. Members of the military talking. Indiana University ROTC classes.]
Lee speaks: We have a program where we partner with the Department of Defense to provide language training to enlisted military officers who are about to be deployed overseas and who may not have the language or cultural skills they need to be successful in their job.
[Video: IU buildings. Historical footage of IU Commencement.]
Lee speaks: A lot of people when they come to visit the university for the first time say: “Why here?” And what I say to them is, Indiana University has been providing global education for more than a hundred years.
[Video: Lee Feinstein]
Lee speaks: Any student who is a graduate of Indiana University will come out after four years with a deeper understanding of today’s world.
[Video: A student walks in front of a world map. The Indiana University trident appears.]
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