Events


SEP
22
Date:
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Islamic Center of East Lansing
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Join us for Imam Chaudhry's Friday service sermon on Friday, September 22 at 12:15 at the Islamic Center of East Lansing. 

Date:
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Sustaining Community Capacity under Crisis: Flint's Civic Park Neighborhood

How can asset mapping help inform how neighborhoods develop community and economic capacity? A student-led, faculty guided project in my senior seminar in Fall of 2016 helped to launch a new and ongoing project, the "20 minute" neighborhood concept applied to the historic Civic Park neighborhood in Flint, Michigan. The project aims to identify components of a "20 minute" neighborhood where residents can walk or bike, within 20 minutes, to shop or engage in community activities. Another component of the research is to what degree civic capacity is available, as organized by the neighborhood association, institutions such as local churches and council representation.

Louise Jezierski is an Associate Professor of Social Relations and Policy at James Madison College, MSU. Her research includes revitalization of legacy cities, especially the cities of Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland, local and regional economic and community development, public private partnerships, local state theory and policy, race relations and social inequality.

Date:
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU International Center, Spartan rooms B & C
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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Office for International Students and Scholars invites international students and scholars and domestic students, scholars and community members to a coffee hour. Free coffee and conversation across cultures.

SEP
23
Date:
Saturday, 23 Sep 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
TBD
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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PeaceQuest 2017 invites you to attend the Nonviolence Training Workshop on Saturday, September 23 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There is a $25 fee for this workshop. 

Date:
Saturday, 23 Sep 2017
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
Okemos High School Auditorium
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Malayalee Association of Lansing (MAALA) will be holding their annual Onam celebration. The event starts with a traditional performance by gifted artists of the community followed by delicious Onam Sadya (traditional vegetarian kerala feast) at 12:00 p.m. Ticket prices are listed below:

Members: Adult $10, Kids $5
Non-members: Adult $15, Kids $7
Free for children under the age of 6

For more information on purchasing tickets and on the event, please contact Jennifer Pippin, Asian Studies Center Outreach Coordinator, at pippinj1(at)msu.edu

Please note that MAALA will be taking food collections for the Lansing Food Bank at this event. 

SEP
24
Date:
Sunday, 24 Sep 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, 5509 South Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Come for an afternoon of music and to learn more about reducing gun violence in Michigan. This event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Date:
Sunday, 24 Sep 2017
Time:
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Islamic Center of East Lansing
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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PeaceQuest 2017 will be holding an interactive presentation entitled "Understanding Islam" on Sunday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. at the Islamic Center of East Lansing. 

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.