Events


SEP
26
Date:
Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
225 Natural Resources
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Dave Skole from the MSU Department of Forestry presents "Forests are in the Paris Climate Agreements, now what?"

With the landmark international agreements coming from COP21. forests and the forestry and agriculture sectors are playing an important role in reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+). International climate action is not solely about fossil fuels anymore, and forest-related emissions mitigation will be significant actions in many developing countries around the world. Specific policies and measures for REDD+ will require technical means for forest measurement and low-carbon forest management. This presentation will discuss technical issues related to implementation for REDD+ strategies and programs, and the necessary capacity building that needs to be done if these strategies are to be successful.

The presentation draws on experience with three USAID projects in Malawi, India, and Indonesia and will emphasize the importance of approaches that engage livelihoods in low-income forest-dependent communities, who will be on the front line of mitigation and adaptation. It will also discuss some important technical issues of landscape-scale carbon management, particularly in sparse woodland ecosystems and systems of trees outside of forest (TOF) on agricultural land. 

Date:
Tuesday, 26 Sep 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 a film screening of The Twilight Samurai, screened for IAH241G, "Japanese Film and Culture." The movie will be shown in Berkey 118 starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Twilight Samurai (Dir. Yamada Yoji; 2003) 129 min. 

A moving film that depicts a low-ranked samurai who wishes for none of the obligations that come with his status; he would prefer to form and raise his daughters. But circumstances force him to take up the sword. 

SEP
27
Date:
Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
303 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.

Date:
Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Club Spartan - Case Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi will be giving two public lectures on Colonia South India. The lectures will be held at Club Spartan in Case Hall. Light refreshments will be provided and the events are open to the public. 

SEP
28
Date:
Thursday, 28 Sep 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Islamic Center of East Lansing, 920 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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LATTICE is pleased to invite international and domestic graduate students to the LATTICE Monthly Meeting on Thursday, September 28, from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Islamic Center of East Lansing.

What is LATTICE?

LATTICE is a learning community and international network that cultivates and supports a global perspective in K-12 classrooms through personal and professional development opportunities. LATTICE members meet monthly during the academic year for professional development. Each session provides opportunities to you to:

  • Meet and connect with people from around the world
  • Learn about local and global issues from MSU experts and others
  • Talk about experiences that shape your worldview
  • Gain inspiration from committed educators you come to know
  • Enjoy traditional foods from around the world 

The first session will have two major purposes. The first purpose is to explore the idea of Conflict Resolution from both a macro (nation-states) and a micro (school) perspective. The second purpose is to begin the process of "linking" the members through networking activities at the session.

To join lattice, please visit the website at latticeworld.org to fill out an application. 

Date:
Thursday, 28 Sep 2017
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Club Spartan - Case Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi will be giving two public lectures on Colonia South India. These lectures will be held in Club Spartan in Case Hall. Light refreshments will be provided and the lectures are open to the public. 

Date:
Thursday, 28 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
115 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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"American. Muslim." highlights stories of two prominent American Muslims.

Talat Hamdani is the mother of a 9/11 hero named M. Salman Hamdani, who ran toward the Twin Towers to save lives.

Richard "Mac" McKinney is a longtime US veteran. He went from hating Muslims to becoming president of his local mosque.

Q&A will follow presentations.

SEP
30
Date:
Saturday, 30 Sep 2017
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).

OCT
2
Date:
Monday, 02 Oct 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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"Overcoming Challenges: Learning Abroad in a Time of Global Change"

6th Annual Learning Abroad Conference

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at MSU's Learning Abroad Conference on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the International Center. Please hold availability from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What is this conference about? This conference is about MSU students' learning abroad experiences. We define "learning abroad" to include: MSU students' experiences in a study abroad program, international students' experiences at MSU, and U.S. students' experiences with international students at MSU. The conference is designed to give voice to students' stories through a variety of creative media so that fellow students and MSU faculty and staff may better understand the learning abroad experience. 

Why would you want to participate? Here are a few great reasons why you should be involved. You can...

  • Take time to reflect on your learning abroad experience
  • Share your story so that others may learn
  • Connect with other students
  • Gain valuable experience. Employers and graduate schools value conference presentations

Examples of presentations from last year's conference:

  • The Silver Lining: Intersection of Mental Health and Study Abroad
  • Making the Temporary Last: An Experience about Self-discovery
  • Service Learning in Belize: Moving Beyond the White Savior Complex
  • 9,358 Miles from Home

How do you get involved? Get involved in three simple steps:

  1. Write a proposal. Go to the link Learning Abroad Conference Proposal Form to submit your proposal by October 2, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed by MSU faculty, staff, and students. You will be notified of the decision no later than October 13, 2017. 
  2. If your proposal is accepted, you will work with a conference mentor to focus and refine your draft presentation.
  3. Present! All presentations have 10 minutes, including group presentations. 
OCT
3
Date:
Tuesday, 03 Oct 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
225 Natural Resources
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Lars Brudvig from the MSU Department of Plant Biology presents "Restoration of longleaf pine savannas in the southeastern United States."

Longleaf pine savannas are fire-maintained ecosystem that form part of the southeast United States Coastal Plain biodiversity hotspot. With only 3% of historical area intact, there is substantial interest in conducting restoration within the ecosystem. Lars Brudvig will discuss research conducted by my group to inform these restoration efforts, focusing on understory plant communities within sites with histories of agricultural land use and fire suppression.