Events


MAY
23
Date:
Thursday, 23 May 2019
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Morrill Hall of Agriculture, Room 75.
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Dr. Ben Belton will be discussing recent findings of large scale surveys implemented by FSP in Myanmar and the need for policies in order to support successful livelihood diversification and leverage greater value from existing agri-food value chains.

MAY
24
Date:
Friday, 24 May 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The 2019 Call for Proposals deadline is extended to May 24, 2019. We want to thank the many people who have already submitted their paper proposals, and we hope this helps some of you whose semester/quarter is just ending.

The deadline for Prizes and Awards is also extended to May 24, 2019. Please spread the word, there are several student paper prizes and a public service award for professionals.

Please visit the MCAA website for more information.

 

Date:
Friday, 24 May 2019
Time:
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
Michigamme Room in Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd. East Landing, MI 48824
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Join us as we welcome Gabriela Leyva Mendez, professor of political science at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, to speak on indigenous cultures in Mexico. Gabriela is a champion for the rights of indigenous women.

MAY
28
Date:
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
MSU Museum, Ground Floor - 409 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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May 28 - November 30, 2019

This exhibition highlights significant works of popular art in Chile, known as arpilleras, created during the dictatorship and post-dictatorship period. The term arpillera (literally "burlap"), in many Latin American settings, refers to images created by stitching colorful fabric scraps onto a burlap backing. Created by mostly working class women, these works commemorate family members "disappeared" by the military and security forces, and depict the difficulties of everyday life under martial law. This important collection of arpilleras, dating from the early 1970s to the present, has been assembled by Marjorie Agosin, who has worked closely for decades with women arpillera artists, helping document their stories and aid them in their continuing struggle for financial security.

JUN
1
Date:
Saturday, 01 Jun 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
MSU Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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JUNE 1, 2019 - JANUARY 5, 2020


During a time of violence and political repression, artists from Argentina, Brazil, and Chile questioned their role in society and the purpose of art itself. The effects of authoritative regimes on the bodies of citizens is a central theme for all the works in this exhibition—the body being the primary target of state violence and control. Art making offered a critical framework to address painful social realities and lived experiences that were otherwise obscured from public view.

JUN
5
Date:
Wednesday, 05 Jun 2019
Time:
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Presentation 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with complimentary lunch from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Detroit-based Taiwanese American writer Stacey (Wan Ching) He worked as a journalist before turning to creative writing. Three Moons, her debut novel, appeared with Taiwan's premiere literary press Unitas in 2018.  Centering on three Chinese female immigrants' lives in New York City, Three Moons explores migration and women's careers, family ties, sexuality, and identities. In this presentation, Stacey He will read selected passages from Three Moons and engage in a conversation with moderator Tze-lan Sang, Professor of Chinese at MSU, and the audience about writing in-between cultures.  Presentation in Chinese and English.

For more information, please contact vipp(at)msu.edu or call 517-432-3663.

Co-presented by the Visiting International Professional Program and the Asian Studies Center.

Co-sponsors: The Chinese Program in the Department of Linguistics and Languages, Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), Ministry of Education of The R.O.C. (Taiwan), Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago

JUN
7
Date:
Friday, 07 Jun 2019
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center RM 307
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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This summer we are partnering up with the Volunteer English Tutoring Program (VETP) to bring you Coffee Hour through the months of June and July!

We hope to see you there!

JUN
11
Date:
Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Kellogg Center, MSU
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MSU's Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) is collaborating with the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) to host the second annual Youth Leadership Summit in East Lansing from June 11-13, 2019. Please direct inquiries to the conference organizers at: GYANconf(at)msu.edu

Early Bird Registration: February 11 to 28, 2019 (Invited Youth Delegate: $199)

Regular Registration: March 1 to 15, 2019 ($299)

Background: At present, 1.8 billion of the world's population are youth between the ages of 10 and 24. Eighty seven percent of these young people live in less developed countries. The energy and innovative capacities of these young people, especially concentrated as they are in countries whose overall populations are more youthful, offer potential for economic prosperity, if invested in. The unprecedented levels of unemployment and disenfranchisement is a critical challenge, one that is no longer a concern for the future. It is here, staring at all of us in the face and worsening the longer we wait to act. Today, it no longer matters where you live, the burdens of unemployment, migration, rising inequality, and decreasing democratization is affecting all of us. For too many, being young means being unemployed, excluded from decision-making, limited in their access to productive resources such as financing and land – and, as a result, more vulnerable to unemployment, poverty and sometimes violence and acts of extremism.

It is in response to this crisis that MSU's Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) is collaborating with the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) to host the second annual Youth Leadership Summit in East Lansing from July 13-15, 2018. The inaugural Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation summit (YALESI) occurred in Dakar, Senegal in 2016. While the summit was very successful, with over 250 youth in attendance from over 30 countries, one of the major critiques of the event was that the summit did not provide enough opportunities for the youth to operate as full contributors and to fully show-case and express themselves. Young people are asking for a place at the table and have some common recurring requests that the 2018 summit is seeking:

• Infrastructure, such as youth innovation labs and technology hubs to promote skill acquisition within countries

• An enabling environment that promotes youth livelihoods in the agri-food system and other sectors in the broader economy

• A medium to effectively advocate for access to finance, electricity, land, training, and other resources necessary for them to succeed

Goal To create an environment for young leaders to brainstorm, question, challenge, innovate and collaborate on a range of global issues.

Objectives

● To provide a venue for young people to exchange ideas and innovative practices that support the scaling and replication of successful youth-led enterprises.

● To provide a forum for young entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative products and services

● To provide young people with a platform to pitch their business ventures to investors

● To facilitate and equip young people with the tools and networks they need to work together to collectively define their future

● To build the capacity of nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies to enable young women and men to be involved in policies and programs that affect their lives and their livelihoods.

JUN
14
Date:
Friday, 14 Jun 2019
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center RM 307
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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This summer we are partnering up with the Volunteer English Tutoring Program (VETP) to bring you Coffee Hour through the months of June and July!

We hope to see you there!

JUN
19
Date:
Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Outside between Wells Hall and International Center
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Join OISS and other friends for FREE gelato from Iorio's Galeteria from 3-5pm outside the International Center.

This is a great time to meet new people, hear about OISS activities and learn about other resource from our local business sponsors.

We hope to see you there!