Events


FEB
1
Date:
Friday, 01 Feb 2019
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Undergraduate scholarships: up to $5,000


Research paper "Best Paper" Competiton: Prizes up to $1,000 for papers that focus on Asian topics. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.


Full contest details: asia.isp.msu.edu/sclee
 

FEB
5
Date:
Tuesday, 05 Feb 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Prince Among Slaves (film screening)

Discussion led by David Glovsky, MSU Department of History

Prince Among Slaves is a 2006 historical documentary directed, written and produced by Andrea Kalin and narrated by Mos Def made for PBS by Unity Productions Foundation. The film retells the story of Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori, a prince from West Africa who was made a slave in the United States and freed 40 years later.

Join us for an all-new Muslim Journeys scholar-led book (and film) discussion series! The events include a short lecture from a scholar and small group discussions of the book or film led by graduate students. FREE and open to the public! Light refreshments provided.

7–9 pm • MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)

 

FEB
7
Date:
Thursday, 07 Feb 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
TBD
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Linking All Types of Teachers in International Cross Cultural Education.

FEB
14
Date:
Thursday, 14 Feb 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Lake Huron Room, MSU Union
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Cities of the Arab World: Theory, Investigation and Critique

An Interdisciplinary Conference

The Global Urban Studies Program, is pleased to announce the convening of Cities of the Arab World: Theory, Investigation and Critique, an interdisciplinary conference to be held February 14-15, 2019, at the Michigan State University Student Union. Conference panelists, from the Middle East, Europe and the United States, will address a number of topics including environmental issues in Arab cities, the contributions of ethnic and religious minorities to ur-ban life, the political economy of redevelopment and questions of civil conflict and post-conflict urban reconstruction. The inclusion of cities with significant Arab populations in the US, France and Israel enables exploration of questions of coexistence and conflict, and of the rich cultural production that the globalization of the Arab world, today, makes possible. The confer-ence will feature two keynote speakers. Dr. Harvey Molotch (Emeritus Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis and Sociology, New York University) will speak on the political economy of urban development in the Arab Gulf. Dr. Hanan Hammad (Associate Professor of History, Di-rector of the Middle East Studies Program at Texas Christian University and current Senior Sabbatical Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University) will speak on the gender, class and the policing of pleasure in colonial Cairo.
Please direct any questions to Lead Organizer, Professor Najib B. Hourani (Anthropology, Global Urban Studies) houranin(at)msu.edu
Additional information about the conference and a link to the registration website will be provided in the near future.
Date:
Thursday, 14 Feb 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This conference will explore not only the physicality of Arab cities or the sociality of Arab urban environments, but also the place of the urban in Arab history, philosophy, literature and the arts.

 
 
FEB
15
Date:
Friday, 15 Feb 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Lake Huron Room, Michigan State University Student Union
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Cities of the Arab World: Theory, Investigation and Critique
An Interdisciplinary Conference
 
The Global Urban Studies Program, is pleased to announce the convening of Cities of the Arab World: Theory, Investigation and Critique, an interdisciplinary conference to be held February 14-15, 2019, at the Michigan State University Student Union. Conference panelists, from the Middle East, Europe and the United States, will address a number of topics including environmental issues in Arab cities, the contributions of ethnic and religious minorities to ur-ban life, the political economy of redevelopment and questions of civil conflict and post-conflict urban reconstruction. The inclusion of cities with significant Arab populations in the US, France and Israel enables exploration of questions of coexistence and conflict, and of the rich cultural production that the globalization of the Arab world, today, makes possible. The confer-ence will feature two keynote speakers. Dr. Harvey Molotch (Emeritus Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis and Sociology, New York University) will speak on the political economy of urban development in the Arab Gulf. Dr. Hanan Hammad (Associate Professor of History, Di-rector of the Middle East Studies Program at Texas Christian University and current Senior Sabbatical Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University) will speak on the gender, class and the policing of pleasure in colonial Cairo.
Date:
Friday, 15 Feb 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This conference will explore not only the physicality of Arab cities or the sociality of Arab urban environments, but also the place of the urban in Arab history, philosophy, literature and the arts.

 
 
Date:
Friday, 15 Feb 2019
Time:
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 201
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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The Office for Education Abroad offers a workshop for advisers and staff who want to support and encourage students interested in education abroad and wish to learn more about the process.

Visit The Basics webpage for more information about this workshop. RSVP REQUIRED.

NOTE: This workshop is intended for MSU academic advisers and other support staff.

FEB
16
Date:
Saturday, 16 Feb 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This conference will explore not only the physicality of Arab cities or the sociality of Arab urban environments, but also the place of the urban in Arab history, philosophy, literature and the arts.

 
 
FEB
19
Date:
Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Green Lanterns Vol. 1 (Rebirth): Rage Planet (comic book)

Led by Dr. Julian Chambliss and Dr. Salah Hassan,

MSU Department of English

 
"A part of DC Rebirth! New Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz debut a new era of emerald greatness, tackling the universe's toughest beat: Earth. These rookie Lanterns promised to protect others in brightest day or blackest night, but as the "Red Planet" begins to rise, the duo finds themselves confronted with an unimaginable threat from Bleez and the Red Lanterns! Rising star writer Sam Humphries (PLANET HULK, STARLORD) and artist Robson Rocha (EARTH 2: WORLDS END, BIRDS OF PREY) put on the rings with GREEN LANTERNS VOL. 1"
 
Join us for an all-new Muslim Journeys scholar-led book (and film) discussion series! The events include a short lecture from a scholar and small group discussions of the book or film led by graduate students. FREE and open to the public! Light refreshments provided.
 
7–9 pm • MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)