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. 
MAR
14
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:
Yael Aronoff - Director of Jewish Studies, Associate Professor at James Madison College

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

This event is sponsored by James Madison College. 

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:
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location:
B310 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Come join us for an hour of fun activities and conversation in Korean. All levels (beginners to advanced) are welcome! Free and open to the public! The topic of this conversation hour is Internship, Study Abroad, and Job Fair with Korean Food!

MAR
16
Date:
Friday, 16 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. 

MAR
17
Date:
Saturday, 17 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. 

MAR
19
Date:
Monday, 19 Mar 2018
Time:
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
MSU Museum Auditorium
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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A talk by Jose Moreno and Dionicio Valdes.

On September 8, 1965, Filipino American grape workers, members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, walked out on strike against Delano-area table and wine grape growers protesting years of poor pay and conditions. The Filipinos asked Cesar Chavez, who led a mostly Latino farm workers union, the National Farm Workers Association, to join their strike.

MAR
20
Date:
Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic Diwan is a gathering of Arabic students who are in the Arabic program, where they speak the language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environment with the Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic-speaking students at the English Center.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and the Arabic Program. 

MAR
22
Date:
Thursday, 22 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C. 
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Day 1

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America. The 2018 Conference will feature 443 sessions, a book exhibition, 3,300 plus attendees and much more. The AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia.


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MAR
23
Date:
Friday, 23 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C. 
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Day 2

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America. The 2018 Conference will feature 443 sessions, a book exhibition, 3,300 plus attendees and much more. The AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia.


Click here for more information regarding this event.