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OCT
2
Date:
Friday, 02 Oct 2020
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Kyle T. Evered, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geography Department of Geography, Environment, & Spatial Sciences, Michigan State University. Trained to study geographies of the Middle East and North Africa and the former Soviet states of Eurasia, most of Kyle Evered's research deals with topics associated with geographies of Turkey and its neighboring states.  In particular, he has published on the cultural and historical geographies, political geographies, and cultural ecologies of the country and its wider regions.  Some of his recent research concerns include geographies of the opium poppy, of health and wellbeing, and identity-place constructs (such as nationalism, territoriality, and regionalism).

Please register in advance at the Peasants, poppies, and popular expressions of Turkish nationalism amid America's 'war on drugs' registration page

OCT
13
Date:
Tuesday, 13 Oct 2020
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Book Discussion 

Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don't See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family's activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.

For more information regarding this event please contact Zoë McLaughlin at mclau197(at)msu.edu.

Sponsored by the Muslim Studies Program and MSU Library

OCT
16
Date:
Friday, 16 Oct 2020
Time:
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Whova
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) 2020 Annual Meeting will be an online event. Michigan State University is pleased to co-host and manage the virtual platform. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian Studies at the university,  secondary, and primary levels, and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists in the Midwest as well as with those from other parts of the country and the world. Scholars and students from all regions are invited to participate.

If you would like to register for this event please visit the MCAA 2020 Registration page. For more information on this event please visit the MCAA 2020 website

 

Co-hosted by a consortium of MCAA-affiliated universities

 

OCT
17
Date:
Saturday, 17 Oct 2020
Time:
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Whova
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) 2020 Annual Meeting will be an online event. Michigan State University is pleased to co-host and manage the virtual platform. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian Studies at the university,  secondary, and primary levels, and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists in the Midwest as well as with those from other parts of the country and the world. Scholars and students from all regions are invited to participate.

If you would like to register for this event please visit the MCAA 2020 Registration page. For more information on this event please visit the MCAA 2020 website

 

Co-hosted by a consortium of MCAA-affiliated universities

OCT
18
Date:
Sunday, 18 Oct 2020
Time:
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
Whova
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) 2020 Annual Meeting will be an online event. Michigan State University is pleased to co-host and manage the virtual platform. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian Studies at the university,  secondary, and primary levels, and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists in the Midwest as well as with those from other parts of the country and the world. Scholars and students from all regions are invited to participate.

If you would like to register for this event please visit the MCAA 2020 Registration page. For more information on this event please visit the MCAA 2020 website

 

Co-hosted by a consortium of MCAA-affiliated universities

OCT
29
Date:
Thursday, 29 Oct 2020
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Discrimination against Muslim Americans has soared over the last two decades with hostility growing especially acute since 2016 - in no small part due to targeted attacks by policymakers and media. Outsiders at Home offers the first systematic, empirically driven examination of status of Muslim Americans in US democracy, evaluating the topic from a variety of perspectives. To what extent do Muslim Americans face discrimination by legislators, the media, and the general public? What trends do we see over time, and how have conditions shifted? What, if anything, can be done to reverse course? Answering each of these questions, Nazita Lajevardi shows that the rampant, mostly negative discussion of Muslims in media and national discourse has yielded devastating political and social consequences.

Please register in advance at the Outsiders at Home: The Politics of American Islamophobia registration page

 

Sponsored by the Muslim Studies Program and MSU Library

NOV
17
Date:
Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Webinar lecture by Brahim Chakrani. Brahim Chakrani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages.  He obtained his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Cadi Ayyad in Marrakech, Morocco and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While completing his graduate work, Dr. Chakrani also obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies in the program of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE) at UIUC.  Prior to joining MSU, he taught at UIUC and Parkland College in Champaign and served as supervising Teaching Assistant in the African Language program at UIUC.

Please register in advance at the Language Accommodation: Analyzing the Role of Attitudes in Interdialectal Arabic Encounters registration page

 

Sponsored by the Muslim Studies Program