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Date:
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
302-303 International Center
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States of Refuge: A conference in recognition of Professor Ken Harrow and a tribute to the English Graduate Program

One of the defining and intractable issues in contemporary literature of the Global South, African, South Asian, and Postcolonial in general, is dislocated people seeking refuge across national boundaries. This Symposium is a reflection on the different states and cycles of displacement, assimilation, and return, and of the disruptions and transformations of State institutions and structures that mediate these transitions in politics and culture.

Date:
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
302 & 303 international Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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A conference in Recognition of Professor Ken Harrow and a Tribute to the English Graduate Program

This conference is in recognition of Professor Ken Harrow and a tribute to the English Graduate Program. One of the defining and intractable issues in contemporary literature of the Global South, African, South Asian, and Postcolonial in general, is dislocated people seeking refuge across national boundaries. This Symposium is a reflection on the different states and cycles of displacement, assimilation and return, and of the disruptions and transformations of State institutions and structures that mediate these transitions in politics and culture.

Sponsored by the MSU Department of English, African Studies Center, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Muslim Studies, Film Studies, African American and African Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, and the Asian Studies Center.

Date:
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
Time:
9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Location:
B-342 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The symposium, "The Poetics of Passing: Interrogating Self-Fashioning as the Other in Zainichi Cultural Production," seeks to illuminate "zainichi" as a locus for theorizing the notion of passing. Since Koreans and Japanese represent different ethnic groups that cannot be differentiated racially, rethinking received notions of passing through an in-depth study of zainichi literary and visual narratives can help us further theorize hegemonic discourses on passing, as well as the consequences, effects, means, and strategies of passing (or not passing).

This two-day symposium will consist of four panels with 12 presenters, 4 moderators, and 8 discussants, with an open discussion forum each day. 

Click here for more information regarding this symposium. 

Date:
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 305
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Have a tax question? Tax clinicians from the MSU College of Law Tax Clinic will be available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss tax-related issues. Please bring all your tax-related documents and all your visa-related documents.

 

More about the clinic: Michigan State University College of Law Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic caters to low-income taxpayers, including international students, who are in need of tax help. The Tax Clinic is comprised of both law students and supervising licensed attorneys. Information relating to the Clinic's clients is kept in strict confidence. You can find out more information about the clinic by visiting the website or by calling (517) 336-8088.

Date:
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
B342 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Two Days of Powerful Conversations | April 20-21, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
The symposium, "The Poetics of Passing: Interrogating Self-Fashioning as the Other in Zainichi Cultural Production," seeks to illuminate "zainichi" as a locus for theorizing the notion of passing. Since Koreans and Japanese represent different ethnic groups that cannot be differentiated racially, rethinking received notions of passing through an in-depth study of zainichi literary and visual narratives can help us further theorize hegemonic discourses on passing, as well as the consequences, effects, means, and strategies of passing (or not passing).
 
This two-day symposium will consist of four panels with 12 presenters, 4 moderators, and 8 discussants together with an open discussion forum each day.
 
For more information visit the symposium's webpage.
Date:
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
302 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Presenters: 
Emine Evered: Associate Professor of History 
Kyle Evered: Associate Professor of Geography 

The latter half of the 20th century and early 21st centuries reveal significant debates over the moral geographies of beer, redefining recurrently its places of acceptability and unacceptability. Like other moral geographics, identity and ideology often play important roles. In this lecture, Dr. Emine Evered draws on collaborative work completed with Dr. Kyle Evered to address Turkey's spaces of beer consumption and regulation. 

Date:
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
302 International Center
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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Presented by: Emine Evered, Associate Professor of History &
Kyle Evered, Associate Professor of Geography
Though Anatolia had many traditions of brewing, distillation, and fermentation that extend to the earliest periods of human societies in the Mediterranean, European-style beer only began to enter appreciably into what would become modern Turkey in the early 19th century as imports to the Ottoman Empire from Western Europe. Within several decades, however, local traditions of brewing emerged, and by the 1890s and 1900s, factory-scale breweries existed in Istanbul and elsewhere. Within the modern Turkish republic—after its very brief prohibition, beer found enthusiastic support from the state itself. Benefitting from state monopoly production and marketing, the beverage also enjoyed acceptance in places where drinks with more alcohol, like rakı, were banned. Depicted by state and eventually private interests in advertising and political debates alike, beer appeared as a safe and social alternative to rakı and other hard drinks. These geographies of endorsement and toleration were not acknowledged universally, however, and the latter half of the 20th century and early 21st centuries reveal significant debates over the moral geographies of beer; redefining recurrently its places of acceptability and unacceptability. Like other moral geographies, identity and ideology often play important roles. In this lecture, Dr. Emine Evered draws on collaborative work completed with Dr. Kyle Evered to address Turkey's spaces of beer consumption and regulation.
Date:
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
B310 Wells Hall
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Rethinking silence, gender and power in insecure sites:  Implications for Feminist Security Studies and Feminist Global Political Economy in a Postcolonial World - Dr. Jane L. Parpart

Silence is no longer simply a symptom of powerlessness.  It has emerged as a tool for empowerment, an alternative source of protection and power.  Silence has become a form of action, often intertwined with voice, but powerful on its own.  Dr. Parpart will discuss this more complex understanding of silence and voice in order to evaluate gender in insecure sites.

Dr. Parpart is research professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Reception to follow in the Erickson Kiva from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Gender in Global Context, International Studies & Programs, James Madison College, African Studies Center, College of Social Science, Department of Sociology, and Department of Philosophy.

 

 

 

Date:
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B310
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Dr. Jane Parpart wil be presenting her talk entitled "Rethinking Silence, Gener, and Power in a Turbulent World".

Description: Silence is no longer simply a symptom of powerlessness. It has emerged as a tool for empowerment, an alternative source of protection and power. Silence has become a form of action, often intertwined with voice, but powerful on its own. Dr. Parpart will discuss this more complex understanding of silence and voice in order to evaluate gender in insecure sites.

Dr. Parpart's visit is a part of the GPID editiors series. Reception to follow in the Erickson Kiva from 2:30 - 3:30pm.

Date:
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
Friendship House
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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International Spouse Connection will meet for a Game Day