Events


SEP
10
Date:
Sunday, 10 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing, MI 48825
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Featuring traditional Chinese music and new works inspired by the Chinese tradition, including compositions by May-Tchi Chen and Zhou Tian. With performers Hui-Kuan Lai, pipa; Chen-Yu Huang, harp; I-Fu Wang, violin; Tze-Ying Wu, viola; Hsiao-Lian Huang, cello; Pei-San Chiu, flute; and narrator Marc Embree. A pre-concert talk is slated for 6:00 p.m. in Fairchild Theater. 

Support provided by the Asian Studies Center and the R.O.C. (Taiwan) Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture.

$10 adults; $8 seniors; free for students and those under 18 with valid ID.

SEP
14
Date:
Thursday, 14 Sep 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
TBA
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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More information coming soon! 

Date:
Thursday, 14 Sep 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
TBD
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This symposium will include:

  • A lecture by Rajmohan Gandhi (the Mahatmas grandson), Ramachandra Guha (one of the best-known historians of India), and Vazira Zamindar (a scholar of Partition), and;
  • Panels featuring MSU faculty and graduate students, presenting on various development sectors.

You are welcome to come and share your experiences and perspectives on research or projects concerning the subcontinent and its development in the post-Partition era.

If you are interested in presenting, please contact Mark Axelrod (Madison/Fisheries and Wildlife -- Email: axelrod3(at)msu.edu), Hashini Galhena (ANR/Madison -- Email: galhenad(at)msu.edu), or me with a summary of your presentation idea (no more than 200 words) by June 1.

Date:
Thursday, 14 Sep 2017
Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Lincoln Room, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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James Madison College will be hosting a panel of leading scholars to examine the legacies of the end of British colonialism and the rupture of Partition for the region. The keynote speakers will be Rajmohan Gandhi, Ramachandra Guha, and Vazira Zamindar.

Rajmohan Gandhi is the author of more than a dozen books on India's history; he has served research professor at the University of Illinois' Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies, as professor of history at Indian Institute of Technology in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and as Hannah Visiting Professor here at Michigan State University. 

Ramachandra Guha is a historian who has taught at Berkeley, Yale, Stanford, and the London School of Economics. He is the author or editor of more than 15 books on topics ranging from cricket to environmental politics to Indian political leadership and social history, including the trailblazing Unquiet Woods and award winning Corner of a Foreign Field and India after Gandhi. 

Vazira Zamindar is a professor of South Asian history at Brown University where she co-directs the South Asian Studies Program.  She is the author of The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories as well as articles on the modern history of South Asia.

SEP
15
Date:
Friday, 15 Sep 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
TBA
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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More information coming soon! 

SEP
17
Date:
Sunday, 17 Sep 2017
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos on Sunday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. for Rev. Dr. Robert T. Carlson's sermon on the topic of worldwide peace. 

Date:
Sunday, 17 Sep 2017
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Cherry Lane Field
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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PeaceQuest 2017 will kick-off with a family fun Peace Quest "Day of Action" on Sunday, September 17 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace and will be followed by a week of events in the Greater Lansing Area.

"Day of Action" will be held at the Cherry Lane Field on MSU's campus at Harrison and Wilson Road and is FREE, including parking across the street at the houses of faith along Harrison Road. It will begin with a march followed by peace-related activities for all ages, including music, art yoga, games, and food. Everyone is welcome!

Participants are invited to wear attire that expresses their nationality, school, community of faith, team, as well as peace related tees, hats, signs for the peace march. 

PeaceQuest is hosted by the Greater Lansing United Nations Association, Peace Education Center, Niagara Foundation Michigan, and Shalom Center for Justice and Peace. 

SEP
18
Date:
Monday, 18 Sep 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
Denmark
Department:
American Semester
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The American Semester Program will be attending this fall's EDU Days in Copenhagen, Odense and Aalborg, Demark! If you are a Danish student and have interest in studying abroad at Michigan State University, through the American Semester Program, please come visit us!

www.edu-days.dk

Date:
Monday, 18 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
105 S. Kedzie
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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"As Eisenhower Warned: How the Arms Lobby is Distorting Our Budget Priorities" by William Hartung, Author and Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy.

Hartung is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008). His previous books include And Weapons for All (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations. From July 2007 through March 2011, Mr. Hartung was the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. He also worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams. Bill Hartung's articles on security issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and the World Policy Journal. He has been a featured expert on national security issues on CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, the Lehrer Newshour, CNN, Fox News, and scores of local, regional, and international radio outlets. He blogs for the Huffington Post and TPM Café.

SEP
19
Date:
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
East Lansing Public Library
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Join us for discussion on world peace on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Library.