Events


OCT
25
Date:
Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
MSU Library
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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X follows Malcolm X from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at the age of twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today. 

Sponsored by the Muslim Studies Program. 

OCT
28
Date:
Saturday, 28 Oct 2017
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
MSU Museum
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Friends of the heritage of India: MSU Museum Endowment request your presence at the MSU Museum Celebration of the Festival of Lights. THere will be dance, music, food, a silent auction, and a short presentation titled, "illumination Diwali: History, Text and Tradition" by Dr. Amruta Natu and Professor Vaishampayan from the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. 

Sponsered by the Asian Studies Center. 

OCT
29
Date:
Sunday, 29 Oct 2017
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Center Lincoln Room
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the United Nations and help us honor local leaders with the Arthur H. Vandenberg Award for International Cooperation and the Greater Lansing United Nations Association (GL-UNA) Local Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Leader awards. Enjoy entertainment, conversation, a served 3-course dinner, and a keynote speaker from the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). Parking is provided free of charge!

Keynote speaker Robert Skinner, Executive Director 

UN Information Center, Washington, D.C.

Join us as we honor U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Arthur H. Vandenberg Award recipient for promoting international cooperation. 

"Global Goals - Local Leaders" awardees

Terry Link and Joan Jackson Johnson

GL-UNA Global Education awardees

Aidan Winters and Erin Parris-Dallia

Ticket prices are as listed below:

Non-members (of the United Nations Association): $30

Members: $25

Students: $10

NOV
1
Date:
Wednesday, 01 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.

Date:
Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Turkey and Regional Developments: Foreign Policy and Economy

Turkish music and food will be available!

RSVP to nurtenural(at)gmail.com by October 25, 2017. 

Date:
Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B119
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Film Screening: Junction 48

Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.This event is part of Blurring Boundaries and Arabic Identities Across the Mediterranean and Beyond.


Who are 'We', and who is the 'Other', is a question which has become increasingly complex in late modern times, due to the effects of globalization. In the Arabic speaking context, another force is driving this question, in addition to globalization: the securitization, and consequentially, the minoritization of Arabic. This conference delves into these forces through the lens of the Arabic language, a language which has been conceived as uniting the Arab world and diaspora alike.  But at the same time, it has been burdened recently with the discourse of Islamic extremism, security, and immigration (or its ban).

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, African Studies Center, Center for Advanced Study of International Development, Citizen Scholars Program, College of Arts and Letters, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, Global Studies, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Jewish Studies, MSU Libraries, MSU Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, and Muslim Studies. 

NOV
2
Date:
Thursday, 02 Nov 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B342
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Who are 'We', and who is the 'Other', is a question which has become increasingly complex in late modern times, due to the effects of globalization. In the Arabic speaking context, another force is driving this question, in addition to globalization: the securitization, and consequentially, the minoritization of Arabic. This conference delves into these forces through the lens of the Arabic language, a language which has been conceived as uniting the Arab world and diaspora alike.  But at the same time, it has been burdened recently with the discourse of Islamic extremism, security, and immigration (or its ban)

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, African Studies Center, Center for Advanced Study of International Development, Citizen Scholars Program, College of Arts and Letters, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, Global Studies, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Jewish Studies, MSU Libraries, MSU Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, and Muslim Studies. 

Date:
Thursday, 02 Nov 2017
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location:
A-130 and A-134 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Join the Korean Program for an hour of conversation in Korean. All language levels are welcome to come.

Date:
Thursday, 02 Nov 2017
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
B119 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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To increase the understanding of modern Chinese culture and society, MSU's Confucius Institute is working with the Asian Studies Center, the Office of China Programs, the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages to host a series of Chinese film screenings and discussion forums. The series will kick-off with an opening event and film screening on October 5, 2017. Consul General of China in Chicago, Mr. Hong Lei, will join the event and provide opening remarks. The theme for the series is "Exploring Relationships in Modern Chinese Films," with the screening of two films. After each screening, an open forum will be held for the audience to have a discussion around the theme and the film. 

Sponsered by the Confucius Institute, the Asian Studies Center, Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages and the Office of China Programs. 

NOV
3
Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B342
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Who are 'We', and who is the 'Other', is a question which has become increasingly complex in late modern times, due to the effects of globalization. In the Arabic speaking context, another force is driving this question, in addition to globalization: the securitization, and consequentially, the minoritization of Arabic. This conference delves into these forces through the lens of the Arabic language, a language which has been conceived as uniting the Arab world and diaspora alike. But at the same time, it has been burdened recently with the discourse of Islamic extremism, security, and immigration (or its ban). 

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, African Studies Center, Center for Advanced Study of International Development, Citizen Scholars Program, College of Arts and Letters, Department of English, Department of Linguistics & Languages, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Jewish Studies, MSU Libraries, MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, and Muslim Studies Program.