Events


MAR
26
Date:
Monday, 26 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
TBA
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Cosponsored Event: Film Screening of Thrust into Heaven, followed by discussion with director Jűrgen Schaflechner (Princeton)

March 26 (details t.b.a.):

Jűrgen Schaflechner studied Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Heidelberg. His doctoral degree was based on an interdisciplinary work in Literary Studies and Anthropology. Currently, He work as an Assistant Professor at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg.

Some of the research topics he has recently engaged with include politics and populism among 'precarious' communities in Pakistan, South Asian ritual journeys and migration, Urdu pulp fiction, and documentary film.

His interest in fiIm making began with a small project, a short film on the Hinglaj pilgrimage in Baluchistan, Pakistan. Since then he has revisited many of his research topics through various shorts and documentary films.

MAR
27
Date:
Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 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:
Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library Green Room
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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"Jihad in Islamic Scripture and Thought" Dr. Mohammad Khalil, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, adjunct professor of Law, & Director of the Muslim Studies Program

Date:
Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Muslim Journeys Book Club Lecture— "Jihad in Islamic Scripture and Thought"

Mohammad Khalil, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, adjunct professor of Law, & Director of the Muslim Studies Program
 
Co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing and the Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing

March 27, 7pm, MSU Main Library (Green Room):

MAR
28
Date:
Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Wells B-342
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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"Vico, in Theory" lecture by Sabrina Ferri

"All the giants of criticism," Jules Michelet declared, "are already contained, with room to spare, in the little pandemonium of the Scienza nuova." This talk explores the reception of Giambattista Vico's New Science (1744) in literary theory and cultural criticism. Particular attention will be given to the ways in which Vico's understanding of history and his modes of analysis have have been appropriated to rethink the theory and practice of historical interpretation, from Eric Auerbach's new philology and Hayden White's metahistory to the most recent theorists who use Vico to redefine the sense of history in the Anthropocene.

 

Sabrina Ferri is Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Notre Dame. Her research encompasses Italian literature, philosophy, science and visual arts of the long eighteenth century, with a focus on the transition to modernity and Italy's place in both European and transatlantic contexts. Her work on Giacomo Casanova, Lazzaro Spallanzani, the late eighteenth-century Picturesque, Vittorio Alfieri, and Giambattista Vico has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals. Her first book, Ruins Past: Modernity in Italy, 1744-1836, was recently published in the Voltaire Foundation's series Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. Through analyzing the representation of ruins by Italian writers, scientists, and artists between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Ruins Past explores the culture of the period and traces Italy's uneasy transition into modernity. She is currently working on Giacomo Leopardi as a modern thinker and on a long-term project on anachronism and historical thought during the long eighteenth century. 

MAR
29
Date:
Thursday, 29 Mar 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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A Lecture by Rudolph "Butch" Ware, author of The Walking Qur'an

March 29, noon, 303 International Center

Prof Ware is an Associate Professor, Department of History, at the University of Michigan.  His fields of study include Premodern Africa and Islam in Africa.  He is the author of  The Walking Qur'an, which explores  what it means to be studying in Qur'an schools in West Africa and how these taalibes were an embodiment of Islamic knowledge and propelled into becoming Walking Qur'an. 

 

Date:
Thursday, 29 Mar 2018
Time:
3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Huntington Club - Spartan Stadium (4th floor)
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Each year, International Studies and Programs presents a series of distinguished awards to recognize individuals who are solving the world's greatest problems, making the world a better place, internationalizing the student experience, advancing knowledge and transforming lives around the world.

2018 IAC Information

Date:
Thursday, 29 Mar 2018
Time:
3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Huntington Club, Spartan Stadium, 4th floor
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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Each year International Studies and Programs (ISP) presents a series of distinguished awards to recognize individuals who are solving the world's greatest problems, making the world a better place, internationalizing the student experience, advancing knowledge and transforming lives around the world.

Date:
Thursday, 29 Mar 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
African Studies Center
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An opportunity to learn and share about first hand experiences on the African continent.

Date:
Thursday, 29 Mar 2018
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location:
B310 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Come join us for an hour of fun activities and conversation in Korean. All levels (beginners to advanced) are welcome! Free and open to the public! The topic of this conversation hour will be Korean Movie Night.