October 15, 2015
Indiana University's School of Global and International Studies hosted an address by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to celebrate the opening of the school's new home on the Bloomington campus. IU President Michael A. McRobbie introduced Kerry, who was the first sitting secretary of state to visit IU in 20 years. Kerry delivered a speech highlighting why American leadership abroad remains more important than ever and outlining priorities for U.S. foreign policy in a changing world.
October 6, 2015
Nearly one year after presenting the first draft of the Bicentennial Strategic Plan for Indiana University — a document that brought together and built upon a number of university-wide strategic planning efforts — IU President Michael A. McRobbie described the enormous progress being made on many of the plan's priorities, including strengthening the university's commitment to student success and maximizing its capacity for research, scholarship and creative activity. President McRobbie devoted the majority of his annual State of the University address to highlighting a number of major recent accomplishments and activities that align with the goals of the Bicentennial Strategic Plan, which IU trustees approved in December 2014. View the address in its entirety.
April 24, 2015
IU President Michael A. McRobbie presented a lecture titled “Australian Intervention in the Great War: The Definition of a Nation.” The lecture was the final event in "World War I: 100 years", a yearlong Indiana University commemoration of the centennial of the war that included lectures, symposia, exhibitions, film showings, panel discussions and other events.
January 24, 2015
On Jan. 24, 2014, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie accepted the U.S. Midwest Award for Outstanding Achievement from G’Day USA, a national public diplomacy program that promotes the relationship between the United States and Australia. President McRobbie is a U.S. citizen who was born and received his education in Australia. The award was presented at the G’Day USA Australia Day Gala in Chicago. President McRobbie was introduced at the event through pre-taped remarks delivered by former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, an Indiana University professor and director of the Center on Congress at IU. President McRobbie, who has served as IU president since 2007, came to IU in 1997 from the Institute of Advanced Study at the Australian National University, where he was a professor of information science and CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Computational Systems. Since its inception in 2004, G’Day USA has brought together industry leaders and key influencers in government, business, tourism, academics and the arts to cultivate and enhance the Australia-U.S. relationship.