Events


FEB
2
Date:
Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Location:
ONLINE
Department:
Muslim Studies Program
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Upcoming webinar:
Ehlimana Memisevic,"The Abode of Islam or the Abode of War (Dar al-Islam or Dar al-Harb): Migrations of Bosnian Muslims in the 19th and 20th Century and Fatwas of the Ulama".  

Wednesday, February 2, 2:00 pm EST
Ehlimana Memisevic is an assistant professor at the School of Law, University of Sarajevo. Ehlimana is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Vanderbilt University.  
Register in advance here.

 

Date:
Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
online
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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Abode of Islam or the Abode of War: Migrations of Bosnian Muslims

Upcoming webinar:
Ehlimana Memisevic,"The Abode of Islam or the Abode of War (Dar al-Islam or Dar al-Garb): Migrations of Bosnian Muslims in the 19th and 20th Century and Fatwas of the Ulama".  

Wednesday, February 2, 2:00 pm EST
Ehlimana Memisevic is an assistant professor at the School of Law, University of Sarajevo. Ehlimana is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Vanderbilt University.  
Register in advance here.

FEB
4
Date:
Friday, 04 Feb 2022
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
302 International Center and online
Department:
Muslim Studies Program
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Making and Unmaking a Mining City, The Historical Geography of Zonguldak    

Mehmet Eroglu

Doctoral student, Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

 

Mehmet Eroglu is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University. He joined the Geography program in the Fall of 2021 as a Fulbright scholar. Prior to MSU, he received his B.S. in Geomatics Engineering and his M.S. in Science, Technology, and Society at Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey). At the moment, his research focuses on historical and political geography. More precisely, he studies how the decline in the coal industry affects historical coal cities spatially, politically, economically, and culturally. For this talk, Mehmet will be discussing the spatial and social transformation of Zonguldak, Turkey's historic center for coal extraction, by focusing on the relations between and within the state, mine owners, and miners and their families in and around the city.

 

 

 

Date:
Friday, 04 Feb 2022
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
302 International Center and online
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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Making and Unmaking a Mining City, The Historical Geography of Zonguldak    

Mehmet Eroglu, Doctoral student, Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Mehmet Eroglu is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University. He joined the Geography program in the Fall of 2021 as a Fulbright scholar. Prior to MSU, he received his B.S. in Geomatics Engineering and his M.S. in Science, Technology, and Society at Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey). At the moment, his research focuses on historical and political geography. More precisely, he studies how the decline in the coal industry affects historical coal cities spatially, politically, economically, and culturally. For this talk, Mehmet will be discussing the spatial and social transformation of Zonguldak, Turkey's historic center for coal extraction, by focusing on the relations between and within the state, mine owners, and miners and their families in and around the city.

FEB
9
Date:
Wednesday, 09 Feb 2022
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
East Lansing Public Library
Department:
Muslim Studies Program
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Muslim Journeys: Spike Lee's Malcolm X film, presented by Jeffrey Wray

 

FEB
10
Date:
Thursday, 10 Feb 2022
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 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/97308721848
Password: Fulbright

FEB
11
Date:
Friday, 11 Feb 2022
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

CANR students are invited to spend a semester in Dublin studying alongside local Irish students.

This meeting will be on Zoom. Register here: https://msueducationabroad.via-trm.com/visitor/events/2026

Information meetings typically cover the specific aspects of a program such as coursework, location, excursions, costs, and more. Students will also get to meet the program directors and/or advisers and many times, students who have already participated in the program.

Questions about the application process or funding options should be directed to the Education Abroad Advising Center (108 International Center).

FEB
24
Date:
Thursday, 24 Feb 2022
Time:
All day
Location:
303 International Center and Online
Department:
Muslim Studies Program
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Muslim Studies Program 15th Annual Conference

Michigan State University, International Center, East Lansing, MI, USA

February 24-25, 2022

"Belong Nowhere": States of Statelessness in the Muslim World

Michigan State University is hosting an international conference entitled "'Belonging Nowhere': States of Statelessness in the Muslim World." This conference recognizes that Muslims comprise a significant portion of the over 36 million refugee and stateless persons worldwide and seeks to understand the drivers of conflicts that lead to displacement in the Muslim world and the effects it has on Muslim communities. Further, we hope to explore avenues for advocacy for such communities, at local, regional and global scales.


Significance of theme: Several international conventions frame our understanding of and responses to statelessness and refugees. These include the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, the Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (1954) and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (1961). Under these conventions, contracting states must afford displaced individuals protections and rights as any lawful alien in that country. Various other conventions and organizations have been created over the years to establish rights for stateless persons and refugees under international law. Despite these efforts, stateless individuals and refugees continue to be denied basic human rights and protections such as identity documents, employment, education, and access to health services. Stateless people continue to have no legal protection and no right to political participation, or even to advocate on their own behalf. They often lack access to education, employment, health care, registration of birth, marriage or death, and property rights. Refugees and stateless people may also encounter travel restrictions, social exclusion, and heightened vulnerability to poverty, poor health outcomes, social exclusion, sexual and physical violence, exploitation, human trafficking, forcible displacement, and an increased risk of radicalization.
According to the UNHCR, statelessness and refugee status have devastating effects on the lives of at least 36 million people around the world. Of these, nearly 75% have effectively become minority groups in new lands, as is the case with, for example, Palestinians Kurds, Syrians, and Rohingya Muslims. Whole generations of Muslims are growing up disenfranchised with little to no legal protections and long-lasting political, social and psychological consequences. Panelists will be invited to discuss the causes of displacement and the consequences for individuals, states, and our increasingly global Muslim communities


Conference format: The two-day conference will take place on February 24-25, 2022, and will include a networking dinner, panels, and a keynote. The precise format will be announced at a later date.

Registration link.

 

FEB
25
Date:
Friday, 25 Feb 2022
Time:
All day
Location:
303 International Center and Online
Department:
Muslim Studies Program
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Muslim Studies Program 15th Annual Conference

Michigan State University, International Center, East Lansing, MI, USA

February 24-25, 2022

"Belong Nowhere": States of Statelessness in the Muslim World

Michigan State University is hosting an international conference entitled "'Belonging Nowhere': States of Statelessness in the Muslim World." This conference recognizes that Muslims comprise a significant portion of the over 36 million refugee and stateless persons worldwide and seeks to understand the drivers of conflicts that lead to displacement in the Muslim world and the effects it has on Muslim communities. Further, we hope to explore avenues for advocacy for such communities, at local, regional and global scales.


Significance of theme: Several international conventions frame our understanding of and responses to statelessness and refugees. These include the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, the Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (1954) and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (1961). Under these conventions, contracting states must afford displaced individuals protections and rights as any lawful alien in that country. Various other conventions and organizations have been created over the years to establish rights for stateless persons and refugees under international law. Despite these efforts, stateless individuals and refugees continue to be denied basic human rights and protections such as identity documents, employment, education, and access to health services. Stateless people continue to have no legal protection and no right to political participation, or even to advocate on their own behalf. They often lack access to education, employment, health care, registration of birth, marriage or death, and property rights. Refugees and stateless people may also encounter travel restrictions, social exclusion, and heightened vulnerability to poverty, poor health outcomes, social exclusion, sexual and physical violence, exploitation, human trafficking, forcible displacement, and an increased risk of radicalization.
According to the UNHCR, statelessness and refugee status have devastating effects on the lives of at least 36 million people around the world. Of these, nearly 75% have effectively become minority groups in new lands, as is the case with, for example, Palestinians Kurds, Syrians, and Rohingya Muslims. Whole generations of Muslims are growing up disenfranchised with little to no legal protections and long-lasting political, social and psychological consequences. Panelists will be invited to discuss the causes of displacement and the consequences for individuals, states, and our increasingly global Muslim communities


Conference format: The two-day conference will take place on February 24-25, 2022, and will include a networking dinner, panels, and a keynote. The precise format will be announced at a later date.

Registration link.

MAR
4
Date:
Friday, 04 Mar 2022
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location:
zoom
Department:
Muslim Studies Program
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Muslim Journeys Event
An Early Modern Anglo-Muslim Archive: Cross-Cultural Encounters and Identity Formations from the MSU Libraries' Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections with Professor Jyotsna G. Singh 
Friday, March 4, 11:30 ET
Register in advance here.