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Published: Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

David Ortega, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, provided expert testimony for a congressional hearing of the U.S. China Economic Security Review Commission on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Washington, DC, on "China's Agricultural Policies: Trade, Investment, Safety, and Innovation."

Published: Tuesday, 23 Jan 2018
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

After being housed at the Social Science Research Council for the last four years, the China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub will be maintained and further developed by MATRIX, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at MSU, which is devoted to the application of new technologies for teaching, research and outreach.

Published: Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

Missing his usual study abroad in India this summer, Media and Information's Amol Pavangadkar decided to bring Bollywood to Lansing. The senior teaching specialist brought together current students and recent graduates to write, capture, edit and produce Anya's Green Card, a story about a young Indian woman who desperately wants a green card to the U.S.

Published: Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

Students at Lansing's Waverly High School got a treat today, a visit from the grandson of Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi

Published: Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

Pandas have earned attention as pop culture icons. They've also earned a change in status, from "endangered" to "vulnerable," due in part to MSU research.

Published: Thursday, 18 May 2017
Author: Brenda Thi Thai
Department: Asian Studies Center

Karin Zitzewitz, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, has been awarded a Humbolt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, a competitive and prestigious award that gives scholars from around the world the opportunity to travel to Germany for extended periods of time to do research.

Published: Thursday, 16 Mar 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

Michigan State University and Indian media company Ramoji Film City are partnering to help farmers better produce food for India.

The project involves the university's communication and agriculture experts and the Ramoji Media Group, a multi-media giant that reaches some 620 million Indians with television stations, films, newspapers and online media.

Published: Friday, 24 Feb 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

In her native country of India, MSU College of Arts and Letters alumna Kamini Prakash advocates for people who lack one of life's most basic necessities: access to clean, safe bathrooms.


Rajiv Shah, former USAID administrator, will be the Rockefeller Foundation’s next president. Photo by: Sean K. Harp / U.S. Department of Defense

Published: Friday, 13 Jan 2017
Author: Paige Magdalene Korner
Department: Asian Studies Center

Rajiv Shah, a former administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, will be the Rockefeller Foundation's next president, the U.S.-based philanthropic organization announced on Wednesday.

Published: Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016
Author: Paige Magdalene Korner
Department: Asian Studies Center

By Eric Freedman

Water is a precious commodity in rural Uzbekistan. It's in short supply but essential for the cotton and wheat that are the landlocked Central Asian country's "strategic export commodities" providing 30 percent of its gross domestic product.

Water is just as essential for peasants who grow most of their own food.