Events


MAR
13
Date:
Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
RCAH Theater
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Come enjoy an entertaining and educational concert with shamisen virtuoso Sato Michiyoshi on his second U.S. tour. Sato is an award-winning performer of Tsugaru-Jamison, a dynamic style of music played on a three-stringed Japanese banjo called a shamisen. Sato's performance glides between traditional and modern, classic and popular modes, and incorporates improvisation, singing, and comedy. In this one-hour performance, Sato will focus on demonstrating the range and flexibility of the instrument.The event will begin with introductory remarks by Dr. Joshua Solomon of Hirosaki University.
 
Sponsored by the MSU Asian Studies Center, Japan Council, Japanese Program, and Residential College in Arts and Humanities. 
Date:
Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Muslim Journeys Book Club—This Muslim American Life by Moustafa Bayoumi, led by Leila Tarakji, PhD candidate, Department of English.

Co-sponsored by Truth Racial Healing & Transformation of Metro Lansing
 
Join us for a new Muslim Journeys scholar-led book discussion series. This year we will be reading from a variety of genres on the pressing topics of racism, war, and genocide. Participants are encouraged to read the book ahead of time. 
 
Co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing and the Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing

March 13, 7pm, MSU Main Library (Green Room)

MAR
14
Date:
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:
University Lutheran Church
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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CVIP Board will meet to discuss and act on recommendations of the CVIP Executive Committee, and review program outcomes for ISPEAK.

Date:
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center
Department:
Office of the Dean
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""Nieves Tapia is founder and director of CLAYSS, an NGO based in Buenos Aires. From 1997 to 2010 she organized and directed the Argentina Ministry of Education's first national service-learning programs. She was a founding board member of the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement and co-founded the Iberican-American Service-learning Network in 2005.

About the Global Engagement Speaker Series
The new MSU Global Engagement Speaker Series is inviting individuals of distinction from higher education, global organizations, and philanthropies to share their thoughts, research, and practice with the MSU community. Advancing fundamental human rights and meeting basic human needs will serve as the primary foci for the Series. Speakers will highlight the role of higher education as a collaborator, working with civil societies, governments, and industry to enhance societal well-being.

More information can be found at the Global Engagement Speaker Series website.

Date:
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
3rd Floor International Center
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Founder and Director, Latin American Center for Service-Learning (CLAYSS), Argentina
Nieves Tapia is founder and director of CLAYSS, an NGO based in Buenos Aires. From 1997 to
2010 she organized and directed the Argentina Ministry of Education's first national servicelearning
programs. She was a founding board member of the International Association for
Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement and co-founded the Iberican-
American Service-learning Network in 2005.
Tapia has offered lectures, courses, and technical assistance in Latin America and around the
world. She was honored as Argentina's Young Person of the Year in 1985 for her leadership in
youth organizations during Argentina's transition to democracy, as an Eisenhower Fellow
in 1988, and as a National Service Fellow in 1993. She received the National Youth
Leadership Council's Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award in 2001.
After graduating in 1978, she was ancient history adjunct professor at the Catholic
University in Buenos Aires. She currently directs the service-learning seminar at
the Latin American Social Sciences School in Buenos Aires.
Tapia has published numerous books and articles on service-learning in Spanish,
English, and Italian, most recently El compromiso social como pedagogía:
Aprendizaje y solidaridad en la escuela, (2015, CELAM).

Date:
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
James Madison College Library, 332 Case Hall 
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This panel is about recognizing and combating antisemitism and Islamophobia.

Panelists:
Amy Simon - Farber Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, Assistant professor in James Madison College, History, and Jewish Studies

Kirsten Fermaglich - Associate Professor of American Jewish history in the History department and Jewish Studies

Mohammed Khalil - Director of Muslim Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies

Salah Hassan- Core faculty in the Muslim Studies Program and in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities at MSU

This event is sponsored by James Madison College. 

Date:
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
James Madison College Library (332 Case Hall)
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Antisemitism and Islamophobia panel

Panel on recognizing and combating antisemitism and Islamophobia. Participants: Yael Aronoff, Amy Simon, Kirsten Fermaglich, and Mohammed Khalil (Religious Studies and Muslim Studies). Additional participants TBA.

March 14, 7pm, James Madison College Library (332 Case Hall)

Co-sponsored with James Madison College and the Jewish Studies Program

James Madison College Library (332 Case Hall)
Panel on recognizing and combating antisemitism and Islamophobia. Participants: Yael Aronoff, Amy Simon, Kirsten Fermaglich, and Mohammed Khalil (Religious Studies and Muslim Studies). Additional participants TBA.

 

MAR
15
Date:
Thursday, 15 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Theme: Out of the Shackles: Pursuit of Civil Justice in the Face of Psychological Trauma

The number of hate crimes, bullying, and microaggressions American Muslims experience is drawing increasing attention. Scholarly research on the subject began long before the recent political rhetoric and even before 0/11. However, the mechanisms, scale, and impact of the treatment of American Muslims requires more rigorous study and better dissemination. Furthermore, the American Muslim experience is subject to American social and structural realities. The role of race, violence, policing, surveillance, educational policy, mental health care access and reform, immigration policy, and civil liberties in the U.S. all impact the American Muslim experience. Interventions, whether at a clinical, programmatic, or policy level have not been well described. This conference seeks scholars who will offer an analysis as well as intervention for American Muslims' challenges.

This unique conference brings together faith leaders, health care providers, and researchers to examine topics related to mental health across the American Muslim community.  It will include keynote speakers, scholarly research presentations, and panel discussions.

In addition to the conference panels, there will also be a Faith & Community Leader Mental Health First Responder training on Thursday, March 16 only. More details on this training can be found here.

Fees for the conference are: $250 for Professionals; $75 for students; $100 for Faith & Community Leader Training (Thursday only)

***Please register by October 1, 2017, as prices will increase after that date to $300 for professionals and $100 for students. 

Date:
Thursday, 15 Mar 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
African Studies Center
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"'Phaphamani Zulu!': The Use of Amabutho in the Recruitment of Zulu Service in the First and Second World Wars.""

Liz Timbs is a Ph.D. candidate in African History at Michigan State University. Her dissertation research, funded by a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship, traces the permutations of Zulu martial heritage in the present-day KwaZulu-Natal province from the era of Shaka Zulu (ca. 1816) to the present-day. Taking a bottom-up approach, it focuses on the changing status and symbolism of Zulu amabutho (regiments, age-grades), noting the shifts and changing meaning of these institutions from the pre- colonial era to the present, arguing that the Zulu amabutho shaped, and continue to shape, youth socialization amongst Zulu young men, while also framing public perceptions of the violent potential of these same young South Africans.

Date:
Thursday, 15 Mar 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
African Studies Center
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An opportunity to learn and share about first hand experiences on the African continent.