Events


OCT
28
Date:
Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020
Time:
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Global Innovations in Development, Engagement, and Scholarship
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Panel discussion with Kristen Molyneaux from the MacArthur Foundation and Asyia Kazmi from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

A question and answer session will follow.

OCT
29
Date:
Thursday, 29 Oct 2020
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Virtual
Department:
African Studies Center
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Maano Ramutsindela from University of Cape Town will be joining us to talk about "Africa's Borderlands: a Site of Environmentalism."
 
 
The seminar is open to the public and will be held via Zoom. Please register here!
Date:
Thursday, 29 Oct 2020
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Virtual Event
Department:
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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Speakers Agustin Lao-Montes (University of Massachusetts–Amherst), Juliana Góes (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), and Jorge Daniel Vásquez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador/University of Massachusetts-Amherst) will explore W.E.B. Du Bois's relation to Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on his research and writings about the Americas – specifically Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti, as well as his interventions as a public intellectual and political activist. The speakers will also engage the contemporary relevance of Du Bois's epistemic and political legacies to current debates around Epistemologies of the Global South, Post/Decolonial Critique, Africana Critical Theory, Diaspora Studies, and the Du Boisian Turn in Sociology.

Date:
Thursday, 29 Oct 2020
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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This webinar is for students who want to learn more about international health and safety as they plan for education abroad.
 
We'll cover the basics and open it up for questions at the end!
 
To learn more, register here to receive the Zoom link and password to attend the webinar.
Date:
Thursday, 29 Oct 2020
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Muslim Studies Program
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Outsiders at Home: 
The Politics of American Islamophobia

Book Discussion with author Nazita Lajevardi

Discrimination against Muslim Americans has soared over the last two decades with hostility growing especially acute since 2016 - in no small part due to targeted attacks by policymakers and media. Outsiders at Home offers the first systematic, empirically driven examination of status of Muslim Americans in US democracy, evaluating the topic from a variety of perspectives. To what extent do Muslim Americans face discrimination by legislators, the media, and the general public? What trends do we see over time, and how have conditions shifted? What, if anything, can be done to reverse course? Answering each of these questions, Nazita Lajevardi shows that the rampant, mostly negative discussion of Muslims in media and national discourse has yielded devastating political and social consequences.

 
Date:
Thursday, 29 Oct 2020
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Discrimination against Muslim Americans has soared over the last two decades with hostility growing especially acute since 2016 - in no small part due to targeted attacks by policymakers and media. Outsiders at Home offers the first systematic, empirically driven examination of status of Muslim Americans in US democracy, evaluating the topic from a variety of perspectives. To what extent do Muslim Americans face discrimination by legislators, the media, and the general public? What trends do we see over time, and how have conditions shifted? What, if anything, can be done to reverse course? Answering each of these questions, Nazita Lajevardi shows that the rampant, mostly negative discussion of Muslims in media and national discourse has yielded devastating political and social consequences.

Please register in advance at the Outsiders at Home: The Politics of American Islamophobia registration page

 

Sponsored by the Muslim Studies Program and MSU Library

OCT
30
Date:
Friday, 30 Oct 2020
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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This is a listening space geared towards international students, especially for those who are unable to return to Michigan this fall semester. A space to share and process your experiences as an international student doing online coursework in a different time zone, along with other potential stressors such as immigration and visa, family expectations, and the impact of this pandemic. A space with a goal to listen, to connect, and to support each other. 

Hosted by Zen Zhong in CAPS. 
https://msuhipaa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMucOispz8pGdVdF4wkJmUmg_ozIHtdPxYz

Contact Zen Zhong at Zhongz(at)msu.edu for more information. 

Date:
Friday, 30 Oct 2020
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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COVID-19 has significantly impaced many families and students on a global scale. With the travel ban or visa restrictions that have been issued, some MSU students were unable to return to school or home, feeling anxious or uncertain about their future, isolated and unable to connect. 
With instances where international students have been the target of xenophobia on campus, we would like to provide a supportive space for international students to conncet, share and support each other. 

This group is a supportive space for international students, meeting for eight weeks starting Friday, September 25th, and ending November 13th, 2020. 

This group is open to undergraduate and graduate international students of any gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or nationality. 

This group is specifically for international students who are currently residing in Michigan.

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

Date:
Friday, 30 Oct 2020
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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This webinar is for anyone interested in education abroad but isn't sure where to start!  We'll cover the basics and open it up for questions at the end. 

To learn more, register here to receive the Zoom link and password to attend the webinar.

NOV
2
Date:
Monday, 02 Nov 2020
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
Zoom (email Patrick Arnold at arnoldp5(at)msu.edu to register)
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Social Justice Conversations Flyer ImageJoin GenCen Undergrad/Graduate Advisor, Patrick Arnold, for our Social Justice Conversations series. Co-hosted with WGS students Madison Totty and Kristen Mertz, this series of events will talk about current topics in gender, sexuality, intersectionality, and social justice.

Location: Zoom - email us to register!

Dates:

  • 11/2 - Mental Health Matters

  • 11/9 - Masculinities

  • 11/16 - Ending Sexual Violence

  • 11/23 - Social Justice for Everyone