Events

< Past Asian Studies Center events

AUG
19
Date:
Sunday, 19 Aug 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Cook Recital Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details

Hindustani and Carnatic Vocal and instrumental music will be presented by students of the art from across Michigan and beyond.

Gates open at 3:45 pm.

Parking - MSU parking ramp#6 (Grand River Ave) Free on weekends, avoid 1 & 2 floors, 4 min walk to Cook Hall.

AUG
24
Date:
Friday, 24 Aug 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details
Mr. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi has served as the Consul General of Pakistan, Chicago (USA) since September, 2013. His lecture will review the history of Pakistan/U.S. relations, highlighting mutual strategic and economic ties between the two nations while assessing the current state of Pakistan/U.S . 
 
Mr. Tirmizi is a post graduate of the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1993. Mr. Tirmizi has handled bilateral, multilateral, consular, and administrative assignments both in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and abroad. He has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Desk Officer of Middle East, Central Asia, Afghanistan, India, as well as Director of Personnel, Protocol, and Foreign Secretary's Office. Mr. Tirmizi has held various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan Mission's abroad in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (1996-1999), Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (2003-2007), and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2007-2010). 
 
Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, Department of Psychiatry, Muslim Studies Program, and Pakistani Student Association. 
AUG
27
Date:
Monday, 27 Aug 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Union
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details
Start the 2018-2019 year off right with the 38th Annual UFest! Hosted by University Activities Board and the MSU Union, come and celebrate a new year!
 
AUG
28
Date:
Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
Breslin Student Events Center, Munn Ice Arena & Surrounding Area
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details

A student involvement fair where student organizations, living unit groups, and major governing groups meet new and returning students to inform them about their organization's purpose and events.

SEP
13
Date:
Thursday, 13 Sep 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
TBD
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details

Linking All Types of Teachers in International Cross Cultural Education.

SEP
16
Date:
Sunday, 16 Sep 2018
Time:
8:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel and reflect on that history, the Michigan State University Jewish Studies Program is very proud to sponsor its largest academic conference ever: "Israel at 70: Complexity, Challenge, and Creativity" on September 16-17, 2018 at MSU's Kellogg Center. The conference brings together 40 internationally recognized scholars from Israel and the United States under one roof to discuss Israeli society, culture, politics, foreign policy, and agricultural, biomedical, water, environmental, and business innovation. Scholars and researchers will come from Michigan State and 9 other U.S. universities, including Syracuse University, Smith College, Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Illinois. Israeli panelists hail from institutions including the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hai University, Bar Ilan University, Ben Gurion University, the Weitzman Institute, Hadassah University Hospital and more. The conference includes entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and members of non-governmental organizations and think tanks, including the Brookings Institution and the Institute for National Security Studies affiliated with Tel Aviv University.

A featured keynote speaker is Gilead Sher, who heads the Center for Applied Negotiations and is a senior researcher at the Tel Aviv Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). Sher was PM Chief of Staff and Policy Coordinator to former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and in 1999-2001 he served as the Israeli Chief and co-Chief negotiator at the Camp David summit and the Taba talks. He has written several books and co-chairs the NGO Blue White Future. Another keynote speaker is Oded Shoyseyov. an expert in nanobiotechnology who has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 45 patents. Other experts include Naomi Chazan, Professor Emerita of Political Science at the Hebrew University, who served three terms as a Member of the Knesset on behalf of the Meretz Party, has authored eight books on comparative politics, served as President of the New Israel Fund between 2009- 2012 and is among the founders of the International Women's Commission for an Israel-Palestinian Peace. Another prominent speaker is Donna Robinson Divine, the Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Government, Emerita at Smith College, who has written several books and is currently serving as President of the Association for Israel Studies.

The conference is open and free to the public. Join us for this amazing array of American and Israeli academic excellence. Meals are complementary and one can register for kosher meals.

Conference registration.

If you have any questions email the MSU Jewish Studies Program at jewishst(at)msu.edu, or call 517-432-3493

SEP
17
Date:
Monday, 17 Sep 2018
Time:
8:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel and reflect on that history, the Michigan State University Jewish Studies Program is very proud to sponsor its largest academic conference ever: "Israel at 70: Complexity, Challenge, and Creativity" on September 16-17, 2018 at MSU's Kellogg Center. The conference brings together 40 internationally recognized scholars from Israel and the United States under one roof to discuss Israeli society, culture, politics, foreign policy, and agricultural, biomedical, water, environmental, and business innovation. Scholars and researchers will come from Michigan State and 9 other U.S. universities, including Syracuse University, Smith College, Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Illinois. Israeli panelists hail from institutions including the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hai University, Bar Ilan University, Ben Gurion University, the Weitzman Institute, Hadassah University Hospital and more. The conference includes entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and members of non-governmental organizations and think tanks, including the Brookings Institution and the Institute for National Security Studies affiliated with Tel Aviv University.

A featured keynote speaker is Gilead Sher, who heads the Center for Applied Negotiations and is a senior researcher at the Tel Aviv Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). Sher was PM Chief of Staff and Policy Coordinator to former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and in 1999-2001 he served as the Israeli Chief and co-Chief negotiator at the Camp David summit and the Taba talks. He has written several books and co-chairs the NGO Blue White Future. Another keynote speaker is Oded Shoyseyov. an expert in nanobiotechnology who has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 45 patents. Other experts include Naomi Chazan, Professor Emerita of Political Science at the Hebrew University, who served three terms as a Member of the Knesset on behalf of the Meretz Party, has authored eight books on comparative politics, served as President of the New Israel Fund between 2009- 2012 and is among the founders of the International Women's Commission for an Israel-Palestinian Peace. Another prominent speaker is Donna Robinson Divine, the Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Government, Emerita at Smith College, who has written several books and is currently serving as President of the Association for Israel Studies.

The conference is open and free to the public. Join us for this amazing array of American and Israeli academic excellence. Meals are complementary and one can register for kosher meals.

Conference registration.

If you have any questions email the MSU Jewish Studies Program at jewishst(at)msu.edu, or call 517-432-3493

SEP
19
Date:
Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details
Prof. Christiane Gruber's Visual Culture of Islam course from the University of Michigan as part of the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC).  
 
SEP
26
Date:
Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
TBA
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details
Spartan Remix is an event where diverse communities from select cultural and diversity student organizations come together in celebration and education of their communities with the larger MSU community. Participating groups including APASO (Asian Pacific American Student Organization) and ISA (International Student Association)
 
OCT
1
Date:
Monday, 01 Oct 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details
Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she leads the organization's pioneering research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies. With John L. Esposito, she co-authored the book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think. President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. She has testified before Congress and her 2016 TED talk was named one of the top TED talks that year. She is a frequent expert commentator in global media outlets and international forums. She is also the CEO of Mogahed Consulting.