Events


APR
11
Date:
Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Part of the Asian Studies Center Colloquium on Transnational East Asia

Reception to follow

Japan built a wartime empire in Asia during the global moment of the twenties and thirties, when the rise of anti-colonial nationalism brought new pressures on longstanding imperial structures. After the cataclysm of World War II shattered the foundations of colonial empires and divided the globe up into the first, second, and third worlds, Japan lost its colonies while creating a trading imperium under the American cold war umbrella. This lecture looks at Japan in the world before and after World War II in an effort to understand the ruptures and continuities in imperial formations across the twentieth century.

Louise Young is Vilas Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work focuses on modern Japan, especially social and cultural history. She is the author of Japan's Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism (winner of John K. Fairbank and Hiromi Arisawa prizes) and Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan. She is currently working on a history of the idea of class in nineteenth and twentieth century Japan.

Sponsored by: Asian Studies Center

Co-sponsors: Asian Pacific American Studies Program, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Japan Council
APR
12
Date:
Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
302 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 hte language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environemnt with our 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.

APR
13
Date:
Thursday, 13 Apr 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
East Lansing Marriott at University Place
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Theme: "Understanding Addiction among Muslim Populations"

April 13-14, 2017

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.

To register, please visit their website

Date:
Thursday, 13 Apr 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
International Center and Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Theme: Islam, Muslims, and US Politics

This conference will include keynote speakers, scholarly research presentations, and panel discussions.

Confirmed speakers include:

Evelyn Alsultany, University of Michigan

Mucahit Bilici, John Jay College and CUNY

Slyvia Chan-Malik, Rutgers University

Edward Curtis, Indiana University

Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Reed College

Salah Hassan, Michigan State University

Sally Howell, University of Michigan

Mohsen Mobasher, University of Houston

Alisa Perkins, Western Michigan University

Junaid Rana, University of Illinois

 

Date:
Thursday, 13 Apr 2017
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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USDA/FAS will present: Funding opportunities to host and mentor foreign scientists, train foreign agricultural offcials, faculty, and policy makers, or conduct cooperative research.

  • Borlaug Fellowship Program*
  • Cochran Fellowship Program
  • Faculty Exchange Program*
  • U.S. - China Scientific Cooperation Exchange Program  
  • Scientific Cooperation Research Program*

* May include opportunities for participating U.S. faculty travel to cooperating country

USDA/NIFA will present:

  • Opportunities to include international collaborations in your NIFA-funded activities
  • Partnerships with other countries or international organizations
  • Other opportunities (e.g., potential support for study abroad and sabbaticals) in specific NIFA grant programs

Hear from fellow university participants about some of these opportunities, and get your questions answered!

There will be an additional half-hour (2:00 - 2:30) for those interested in learning about FAS' new EZFeds Grants mechanism.

Register Here

APR
14
Date:
Friday, 14 Apr 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
International Center and Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Theme: Islam, Muslims, and US Politics

This conference will include keynote speakers, scholarly research presentations, and panel discussions.

Confirmed speakers include:

Evelyn Alsultany, University of Michigan

Mucahit Bilici, John Jay College and CUNY

Slyvia Chan-Malik, Rutgers University

Edward Curtis, Indiana University

Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Reed College

Salah Hassan, Michigan State University

Sally Howell, University of Michigan

Mohsen Mobasher, University of Houston

Alisa Perkins, Western Michigan University

Junaid Rana, University of Illinois

 
Date:
Friday, 14 Apr 2017
Time:
2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The 2017 MSU Symposium on Multicultural Psychology will focus on "Chinese Psychology: Current Theories and Models in Understanding 1.4 Billion People." This conference is part of the biennial MSU Symposium on Multicultural Psychology at Michigan State University. The four main rationales for organizing the 2017 MSU Symposium are (a) importance of globalization and international competencies, (b) increasing global importance of China, (c) rapid increase in numbers of Chinese students in U.S. colleges and universities, and (d) adjustment experiences and challenges of these Chinese college students. At MSU alone, the number of Chinese students has increased exponentially over the past decade.

Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 14 and the symposium concludes at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 15.

Hosted by Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research in the Department of Psychology, and the Asian Studies Center,

Speakers:

  • Jiing-Lih Farh, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  •  Ying-Yi Hong, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Michelle Yik, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Weiqiao Fan, Shanghai Normal University
  • Xiao-Ping Chen, University of Washington
  • Xinyin Chen, University of Pennsylvania
  • Desiree Qin, MSU Human Development and Family Studies
  • Frederick Leong, MSU Department of Psychology

Registration deadline is March 31, 2017. 

The registration form can be downloaded on the Symposium's webpage. Questions regarding the Symposium may be directed to the CMPR Director, Frederick Leong, Ph.D. (fleong(at)msu.edu).

APR
18
Date:
Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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A lecture by Mitsuhiro Wada, Consul General of Japan in Detroit
 
Based on extensive knowledge acquired through his long diplomatic career and his year and a half of
service in the Michigan/Ohio region, Consul General of Japan in Detroit, Mitsuhiro Wada, will discuss
the current state of U.S.-Japan relations. He will explain in depth the crucial importance of enhancing
our relationship to maintain peace and prosperity in our ever-changing world while also discussing the
future of this important relationship.
 
Mr. Wada began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 1983. Within the Ministry in Tokyo, he has served as the Secretary-General for the 7th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, Deputy Director-General of the International Cooperation Bureau (ICB), Deputy Director-General of the Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department, and Director of the Grant Aid & Technical Cooperation Division of the ICB. Mr. Wada joined the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit on August 24, 2015.
APR
19
Date:
Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 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 hte language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environemnt with our 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.

APR
20
Date:
Thursday, 20 Apr 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Shawrzman Scholars is holding an informational webinar about their program.

Click here to register.


Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. Anchored in an 11-month professional Master's Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University, the program provides Scholars with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, engage in high-level interactions with Chinese leaders and  visiting speakers, and learn from world-class faculty through a dynamic core curriculum and concentrations in public policy, international studies, or business and economics. The Schwarzman Scholars experience also includes unparalleled opportunities outside of the classroom, including internships, senior mentors, and travel seminars around China.