Events


SEP
15
Date:
Friday, 15 Sep 2017
Time:
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location:
Third Floor, International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This is a two day event.

Day 2: The Persistance Legacy: Symposium Sessions

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The 1947 partition of British India led to an estimated million deaths and ten million displaced persons, created the modern states of Pakistan and India (and arguably Bangladesh at a later date), and left a persistent legacy that shapes internal, regional and international politics to this day.

To commemorate and attempt to improve our understanding of this seminal event, James Madison College will host Rajmohan Gandhi, Ramachandra Guha, and Vazira Zamindar, three of the world's leading experts on the partition and other central questions of South Asian history and contemporary politics on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 6:30 PM in the Lincoln Room of the Kellogg Center.
 
The three visitors and leading MSU experts will gather on Friday on the third floor at the International Center beginning at 8:30am to consider the political, cultural, environmental, agricultural, and developmental legacies in the partition era in South Asia.
 
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Rajmohan Gandhi is the author of more than a dozen books on India's history; he has served research professor at the University of Illinois' Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies, as professor of history at Indian Institute of Technology in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and as Hannah Visiting Professor here at Michigan State University. 

Ramachandra Guha is a historian who has taught at Berkeley, Yale, Stanford, and the London School of Economics. He is the author or editor of more than 15 books on topics ranging from cricket to environmental politics to Indian political leadership and social history, including the trailblazing Unquiet Woods and award winning Corner of a Foreign Field and India after Gandhi. 

Vazira Zamindar is a professor of South Asian history at Brown University where she co-directs the South Asian Studies Program.  She is the author of The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories as well as articles on the modern history of South Asia.
Date:
Friday, 15 Sep 2017
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells Hall
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Are you interested in studying abroad?

Are you eligible for Federal Pell Grants?

If so, come to this information meeting about the Gilman International Scholarship!

Learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad and hear tips for creating a successful application. To be eligible for the Gilman you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad, and be planning to participate in a credit-bearing international program that lasts for at least 21 days in one country.

Students planning to study abroad in spring 2018 or summer 2018 can apply by the October 3, 2017, application deadline; there will be another deadline for summer 2018, fall 2018 and academic year programs on March 6, 2018.

Notifications for spring program applications will be made in November 2017. Notifications for early applications for summer 2018 programs will be made by February 2018. 

Visit the web to learn more about the Gilman Scholarship.

SEP
17
Date:
Sunday, 17 Sep 2017
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos on Sunday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. for Rev. Dr. Robert T. Carlson's sermon on the topic of worldwide peace. 

Date:
Sunday, 17 Sep 2017
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Cherry Lane Field
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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PeaceQuest 2017 will kick-off with a family fun Peace Quest "Day of Action" on Sunday, September 17 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace and will be followed by a week of events in the Greater Lansing Area.

"Day of Action" will be held at the Cherry Lane Field on MSU's campus at Harrison and Wilson Road and is FREE, including parking across the street at the houses of faith along Harrison Road. It will begin with a march followed by peace-related activities for all ages, including music, art yoga, games, and food. Everyone is welcome!

Participants are invited to wear attire that expresses their nationality, school, community of faith, team, as well as peace related tees, hats, signs for the peace march. 

PeaceQuest is hosted by the Greater Lansing United Nations Association, Peace Education Center, Niagara Foundation Michigan, and Shalom Center for Justice and Peace. 

SEP
18
Date:
Monday, 18 Sep 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
Denmark
Department:
American Semester
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The American Semester Program will be attending this fall's EDU Days in Copenhagen, Odense and Aalborg, Demark! If you are a Danish student and have interest in studying abroad at Michigan State University, through the American Semester Program, please come visit us!

www.edu-days.dk

Date:
Monday, 18 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
105 S. Kedzie
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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"As Eisenhower Warned: How the Arms Lobby is Distorting Our Budget Priorities" by William Hartung, Author and Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy.

Hartung is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008). His previous books include And Weapons for All (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations. From July 2007 through March 2011, Mr. Hartung was the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. He also worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams. Bill Hartung's articles on security issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and the World Policy Journal. He has been a featured expert on national security issues on CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, the Lehrer Newshour, CNN, Fox News, and scores of local, regional, and international radio outlets. He blogs for the Huffington Post and TPM Café.

SEP
19
Date:
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
East Lansing Public Library
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Join us for discussion on world peace on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Library.  

Date:
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location:
Rm 303 International Center
Department:
Canadian Studies Center
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The new Canada Club is hosting this movie night.  Film plus discussion.

Date:
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location:
Rm 303 International Center
Department:
Canadian Studies Center
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The new Canada Club is hosting this movie night.  Film plus discussion.

SEP
20
Date:
Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Edgewood United Church, 496 North Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, MI
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Join us for a story telling about peace event on Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Edgewood United Church in East Lansing.