Events


AUG
30
Date:
Friday, 30 Aug 2019
Time:
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:
International Center rm 105
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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8am-11am, 1pm-4:30pm

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The instructions that you received by email will explain how to begin the immigration check-in process online and how to get a Social Security Letter (SSN Letter).  After you complete the immigration check-in form online, you must bring your immigration documents to OISS to complete the immigration check-in process.
 
If you will be working on-campus as a Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, or any other on-campus position, you must bring your completed SSN Letter with you to OISS for a signature.
SEP
1
Date:
Sunday, 01 Sep 2019
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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A tale of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
 
A synthesis of Masculine and Feminine energies of the Universe
An Ensemble of 30 artists with Live Orchestra
 
Venue: Fairchild Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI 48825
 
Tickets:
MSNA Members - Free
 
Non Members: Adult - $20, Child (7-18) - $10, MSU Students - $10
FOR TICKETS VISIT: WWW.MSNA.ORG OR CALL 551-486-3220
 
SEP
2
Date:
Monday, 02 Sep 2019
Time:
11:59 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Michigan State University, located in East Lansing, Michigan, is pleased to host the 68th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) during October 4-6, 2019. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian Studies at the university, secondary, and primary levels, and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists in the Midwest as well as with those from other parts of the country and the world. Scholars and students from all regions are invited to participate.

 

To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/68th-midwest-conference-on-asian-affairs-annual-meeting-registration-60632054106

SEP
5
Date:
Thursday, 05 Sep 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 201, International Center
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Amanda Logan (PhD Michigan 2012) is an Africanist archaeologist with interests in food studies, environmental history, and historical anthropology, and since 2013 has served as Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University. She has published in numerous archaeology and anthropology journals, including American Anthropologist, Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, and African Archaeological Review. Logan's work has been recognized by the SAA Dissertation Award and the Gordon Willey Prize from the Archaeology Division of the AAA. Her forthcoming book, The Scarcity Slot: Excavating Histories of African Food Security (University of California Press), is the first monograph to investigate food security in the deep past. Covering the period 1400-2009, The Scarcity Slot investigates how food security changed during the height of the trans-Saharan and trans-Atlantic trades, under Asante and British rules, and the most severe drought in the last millennium, and connects these histories to the present day. Her current project, Archaeologies of Food Sovereignty in Africa, compares archaeological data from sites across the continent to investigate food sovereignty in different environmental, political, and colonial contexts.


ABOUT THE TALK:
The African continent is home to the highest prevalence of food insecurity in the world, and in recent years, these numbers have been getting worse, reversing decades of improvement. As food activist Francis Lappé remarked decades ago, food insecurity is a not a 'given,' but the result of ongoing historical processes. In this talk, I use archaeology to investigate the long-term processes responsible for some of today's food security challenges, as well as strategies used in the past to avert major food crises. Drawing on a case study in Banda, west-central Ghana, I show that people maintained high food security during the worst drought on record in the last millennium, lasting from 1400-1650, in part through diverse economic strategies. I argue that seasonal chronic food insecurity increased in severity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in association with changing labor dynamics and market economies further institutionalized under British colonial rule. This long-term view challenges notions of the African continent as a forever food scarce place, and suggests that the past can act as an inspiration for food secure futures.

 

Date:
Thursday, 05 Sep 2019
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
Room 303 International Center
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Panel and Book Launch

with MSU Alumnus Harry N. K. Odamtten

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Panel discussion

Publishing Africa and Africans: Myths and Realities

4:00-6:00 pm

Book Launch and Reception 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Venue: Room 303 International Center (427 N Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824)

Free and open to the public

SEP
6
Date:
Friday, 06 Sep 2019
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center Spartan Rooms B&C (inside the food court)
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Join us for OISS Weekly Coffee Hour! It's a great place to make friends, network, be involved and start the weekend. And free coffee and tea are always provided!

SEP
9
Date:
Monday, 09 Sep 2019
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
273 Giltner Hall
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Panel Discussion: Monday, September 9, 2019, 3:00pm at 273 Giltner Hall

Networking Reception: 4:30pm (follows the panel discussion)

This panel discussion and networking event features five food security experts --- Drs. Jeffrey Andresen, Bruno Basso, Barry Pittendrigh, David Tschirley, and Leo Zulu --- at MSU. During the panel discussion, the panelists will discuss the challenges of feeding current and future population in Africa, the state of art of agricultural technologies in improving food security, and promises and obstacles for technology transferring. The networking event follows the panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Snacks, food and beverage are provided. Register to avoid food waste.

Funding for this event was made possible in part through a mini-grant provided by the Year of Global Africa at Michigan State University. For more information please visit globalafrica.isp.msu.edu. Please RSVP below to reduce food waste! https://bit.ly/2KonCwT

SEP
12
Date:
Thursday, 12 Sep 2019
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Business Center Complex, 1st Floor
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Are you a current or future major in the College of Business?  Then come check out the Fall 2019 Broad Education Abroad and Global Engagement Fair on Thursday, September 12th from 11 am to 3 pm on the first floor of the BCC!  This event will feature opportunities for business majors to study abroad and engage in international education.

For more information contact Heidi Wardin in the Broad College of Business.

Date:
Thursday, 12 Sep 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 201, International Center
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About the Speaker:
Maimouna is a well-travelled Senegalese radio host, producer and consultant. She is a journalism graduate. Her career in radio began in 1996 in Mali at Kaïra FM. Back in Senegal, she worked at radio 7 Fm. Passionate about hip hop, Ms Dembélé created and hosted a hip hop show called "Blaster". She also worked as a Co Host and Producer at the prominent Vibe Radio. She just founded the Association HERS for women and girls empowerment through Arts. Dembélé also hosts a monthly TV show called Life Stories. It showcases the lifestyles of celebrities. Since November 2018, Maimouna is the chairwoman of the Board for Music In Africa. For more information, visit: www.musicinafrica.net.

 

SEP
13
Date:
Friday, 13 Sep 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
International Center Spartan Rooms B&C (inside the food court)
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Join us for OISS Weekly Coffee Hour! It's a great place to make friends, network, be involved and start the weekend. And free coffee and tea are always provided!