Events


NOV
21
Date:
Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Berkey 118
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us for these films from or about Japan, screened for IAH 241G, "Japanese Film and Culture."

Innovative visual style makes this amazing film of two orphans fighting to protect their turf and each other in "Treasure Town" against rival boys, the mafia, the police, and more. A film you won't forget soon!

NOV
22
Date:
Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 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. 

NOV
28
Date:
Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Berkey 118
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us for these films from or about Japan, screened for IAH 241G, "Japanese Film and Culture."

The terrifying film that started the "J-horror" boom! Whoever watches a certain video receives a creepy phone call warning them of only seven days to live. Can Reiko save herself and her son from certain doom?

NOV
29
Date:
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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ISIS, Jihad, and Islamic Law lecture presented by Mohammad Khalil, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Director, Muslim Studies Program.

Mohammad Hassan Khalil is an associate professor of Religious Studies, an adjunct professor of Law, and Director of the Muslim Studies Program. Before returning to his hometown of East Lansing, Michigan, he was an assistant professor of Religion and visiting professor of Law at the University of Illinois. He specializes in Islamic thought and is author of Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question (Oxford University Press, 2012) and editor of Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has presented papers at various national and international conferences, and has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on various topics, from bioethics to early Islamic historiography to contemporary conversion narratives to soteriology to jihad.

Sponsored by the Muslim Studies Program.

Date:
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 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 the Asian Studies Center and the Arabic Program. 

Date:
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Center Auditorium
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Daniel Kurtzer is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the former US ambassador to Israel and to Egypt. Throughout his career, Kurtzer was instrumental in formulating and executing U.S. policy toward the Middle East peace process and has participated in Track II negotiations. He has written several books, including The Peace Puzzle: America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011; Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; and Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East.

Date:
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Center Auditorium
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Daniel Kurtzer is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the former US ambassador to Israel and to Egypt. Throughout his career, Kurtzer was instrumental in formulating and executing U.S. policy toward the Middle East peace process and has participated in Track II negotiations. He has written several books, including The Peace Puzzle: America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011; Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; and Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East. In this talk, he will discuss the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Peace.
 
Sponsored by: James Madison College, the College of Arts and Letters, Peace and Justice Studies, the Muslim Studies Program, the History Department, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, and the Asian Studies Center
DEC
6
Date:
Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 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. 

JAN
17
Date:
Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Asian Studies Center encourages all center-affiliated faculty to submit applications for teaching, research, or outreach. Conference funding is also available for faculty.

More information on the Dr. Delia Koo Endowment Awards and the applications can be found here

Please submit completed applications by email to Siddharth Chandra (chandr45(at)msu.edu) and Julie Hagstrom (jhagstro(at)msu.edu).

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.