Events


APR
20
Date:
Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location:
Family emergency for the speaker, so canceled.
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Sania Hashmi, Film Maker Anhad Films.

As the managing partner of Anhad Films, Sania Hashmi has been involved with film making for past 15
years. Before establishing her own media company in
2010, Sania has done voice-overs and playback for
documentaries and short films for Riverbank Studio,
Progressive films, Credence Media Solutions, etc since
the age of 12. In 2006 she worked as assistant director
on "Say Salaam India", directed by Subhash Kapoor.
In 2007 she assisted and researched for a film on Bhagat Singh called Inquilab, directed by Gauhar Raza. She briefly dabbled in corporate films, but soon
quit the same for the world of documentary films.
Several films co-directed by her were selected,
screened and awarded at various national and
international film festivals.

This is a part of the Global Virtual Speaker Program, sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, funded by the India Council at MSU, and co-sponsored by James Madison College

APR
22
Date:
Thursday, 22 Apr 2021
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Virtual
Department:
African Studies Center
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Dr. Michael Cserkits from Independent Postdoctoral Researche will be joining us to talk about "European Endeavors in Northern Africa - A Strategic Assessment
with the Case Example of Mali."
 
Eye on Africa will be held virtually via Zoom, and the seminar will be recorded.
 
Date:
Thursday, 22 Apr 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Location:
Zoom event
Department:
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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Virtual Reading & Launch of BOAT PEOPLE
April 22, 2021
7:00 - 8:15pm EDT 
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Reading & Launch of BOAT PEOPLE (JPEG).

Speakers W.E.B. Du Bois event.pngJoin the reading and launch of a bilingual edition of "Boat People" (Cardboard House Press 2021).

"Boat People" is a collection of twenty poems about unauthorized migration in the Caribbean written by Mayra Santos-Febres.  

Readings in Spanish by Mayra Santos-Febres and in English by Vanessa Pérez-Rosario. This event will be moderated by MSU professor Yomaira Figueroa-Vazquez.

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APR
23
Date:
Friday, 23 Apr 2021
Time:
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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International Student Support Group
Fridays 10:30am-11:30am EST

Starting Friday, February 5th, 2021, and ending April 23rd, 2021, this student group is a supportive space for international students.
This group is open to undergraduate and graduate international students of any gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, and nationality.

Group screening is required. For more information, contact Zen Zhong at zhongz(at)msu.edu

Meetings will be held over HIPAA compliant Zoom. Complete the Qualtrics form for pre-screening, and mention the International Student Group: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GNsDVC3VlH3wnr

Details:
The outbreak of COVID-19 has significantly impacted many families and students on a global scale. We would like to provide a supportive space for students to connect, share and support each other.


 

APR
28
Date:
Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link forthcoming
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Spring 2021 Webinar Series

In recent decades, people living in the Lower Mekong Region have witnessed major shifts from predominantly subsistence agriculture to industrializing economies, with attendant changes in migration, crop production systems, and major infrastructure (roads, dams, industrial estates). This series of four webinars will explore how communities in the region are experiencing the economic, social, and cultural dislocations of these transformations.

To view the flyer please visit The Mekong, China, & Southeast Asian Transitions series: Markets for Mekong Goods Spring 2021 Webnar series flyer.

International concurrent times: HST (2-3:30pm) | EST (7-8:30pm) | Vientiane/BKK/PhnomPenh/Hanoi=Apr. 29 (7-8:30am)

Register to attend.

Full webinar series schedule:

Panel 1 : Jan 27 - Markets for Mekong Commodities

Panel 2 : Feb 24 - Migration, Mobility, and the Mekong

Panel 3 : Apr 7 - The Spirits and Spiritual Life of the Mekong

Panel 4: Apr 28 - Mekong Dams: Debates and the Politics of Evidence

This series is made possible through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation and is co-organized by Michigan State University-James Madison College and Asian Studies Center, the East-West Center, University of Hawai'i-Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa-Center for Chinese Studies, and Chiang Mai University-Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development.

APR
29
Date:
Thursday, 29 Apr 2021
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Zoom registration link: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdeGhrTIsGdBMQeHkxebrNbKbTFfSKhPd
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Speaker: Prakash B. Behere is a Director Professor and currently practices at the Psychiatry Department in Acharya Vinobha Bhave Rural Hospital which is affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences in Wardha, Maharashtra. He specializes in adult, child and addictionpsychiatry. During his 42 years of experience, he has held various posts including being the prestigious Vice Chancellor of D. Y. Patil Education Society (Deemed University) in Kolhapur Maharashtra.

Behere has a keen interest in education and clinical research and has presented at national and international meetings, published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals and has written chapters in books pertaining to mental health. He is the National Advisor in the Journal of Psychosexual Health and a member of the Editorial Advisory board of numerous journals. He is also part of several national and international committees including being the Executive Council member of Remote and Rural Mental Health of World Psychiatric Association (WPA). He has a passion in Global Health and is the elected Chairman of the Task Force on Combat Schizophrenia of Indian Psychiatry Society and a Member of Task Force onMillion Suicide Study for Prevention Suicide in India. He is also the Chief Coordinator for SE Asia in Global Mental Health Assessment Tool (GMHAT).

Moderator: Aniruddh P. Behere is an Assistant Professor and has joint appointments in the College of Human Medicine's Departmentof Pediatrics and Human Development and Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. He currently practices at Helen DeVosChildren's hospital and specializes in working with medically complex children and is the medical director of Peds Consult Liaison and Global Health (Psy).

MAY
12
Date:
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Office of the Dean
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MSU students and recent graduates are invited to this Fulbright information session, which will be presented by MSU's Fulbright Program Advisor, Joy Campbell. The most common Fulbright programs to which MSU students and recent graduates apply are administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and funded by the US Department of State. Participants will learn about the English Teaching Assistant, Open Study, and Research grants offered by IIE. The presenter will give an overview of the programs, discuss eligibility and benefits, then cover the various application requirements. The session will be a Zoom meeting, as opposed to a webinar, so there will be opportunities for interaction and ample time for Q&A.

For more information, explore the MSU Fulbright website, and contact Joy Campbell with any questions.

Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/94104474057

Meeting ID: 941 0447 4057
Passcode: Fulbright
MAY
13
Date:
Thursday, 13 May 2021
Time:
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location:
Virtual
Department:
African Studies Center
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All Global Spartan alumni and friends are invited to this special two part virtual reunion.

The abilities to think creatively and connect authentically are critical to meet the demands of today's rapidly changing world, regardless of profession or industry. Get an inside look from MSU faculty, students, and alumni about their creative process and Spartans' shared commitment to lead and connect the world through the power of communication at the Global Spartans Virtual Reunion.

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MAY
22
Date:
Saturday, 22 May 2021
Time:
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location:
Virtual
Department:
African Studies Center
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All Global Spartan alumni and friends are invited to this special two part virtual reunion.
 
The abilities to think creatively and connect authentically are critical to meet the demands of today's rapidly changing world, regardless of profession or industry. Get an inside look from MSU faculty, students, and alumni about their creative process and Spartans' shared commitment to lead and connect the world through the power of communication at the Global Spartans Virtual Reunion.