Events


DEC
13
Date:
Thursday, 13 Dec 2018
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location:
133F Erickson Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Exploring new directions in Chinese education and the implications of US education for Chinese education reform.

Please join us for five presentations by our visiting scholars from Southwest University in Chongqing, China. While the Southwest colleagues have been here at MSU learning more about US education, they have been simultaneously working on their research theses. Come hear about new directions in Chinese education, new approaches to research in China, and the insights these visiting scholars have gained from their time in the US.

Date:
Thursday, 13 Dec 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center Room 201
Department:
Office of International Health and Safety
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The Office of International Health and Safety offers Critical Incident Management Seminars several times per year. All program directors and assistants must attend this year to learn more about our new partner International SOS.
 
Program Directors and Assistants may attend a seminar in person or virtually using MSU Zoom (RSVP requested for both). To RSVP, please email oihs(at)msu.edu
DEC
31
Date:
Monday, 31 Dec 2018
Time:
11:59 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Application deadline Dec. 31, 2018

Sponsored through the American Institute of Indian Studies. Intensive summer 2019 program in multiple South Asian languages. 

Possible AIIS fellowships , funded by the U.S. D.O.E. to be awarded on a competitive basis.


Find info/application at www.indiastudies.org. $25 processing fee

Date:
Monday, 31 Dec 2018
Time:
11:59 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Application deadline Dec. 31, 2018. $25 processing fee.


Sponsored through the American Institute of Indian Studies. Intensive summer 2019 program in multiple South Asian languages.


Find info/application at www.indiastudies.org. 

Date:
Monday, 31 Dec 2018
Time:
11:59 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Application deadline Dec. 31, 2018

Sponsored through the American Institute of Indian Studies. Intensive summer 2019 program in multiple South Asian languages.

Find info/application at www.indiastudies.org. $25 processing fee

JAN
10
Date:
Thursday, 10 Jan 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.

JAN
15
Date:
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Program and Scholarship applications for spring break 2019 are due TODAY.

Since program applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis, some programs may already be full.

In addition, if programs are not filled by today, some deadlines may be extended.  Check your program's webpage (via the Program Search) to verify the deadline for your intended program.

Extensions are NOT given for scholarship applications. ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TODAY.  

Date:
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Does My Head Look Big in This? (young adult novel)
By Randa Abdel-Fattah
Led by Leila Tarakji, MSU Department of English
 
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)
 
 
JAN
17
Date:
Thursday, 17 Jan 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 303, International Center
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Talk Title: Same Sex Marriage In The Constitutional Court Of South And The U.S. Supreme Court**
 
About the Speaker:
On turning six, during World War II, Albie Sachs received a card from his father expressing the wish that he would grow up to be a soldier in the fight for liberation. And so he did. In May of 2018, Judge Sachs was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Law from MSU College of Law. In between, he has had a remarkable life and career.
 
His career in human rights activism started in 1952 at the age of seventeen, when as a second year law student at the University of Cape Town, he took part in the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign. Three years later he attended the Congress of the People at Kliptown where the Freedom Charter was adopted. He started his law practice as an advocate at the Cape Bar at age 21. The bulk of his work involved defending people charged under racist statutes and repressive security laws. Many faced the death sentence. He himself was raided by the security police, subjected to banning orders restricting his movement and eventually placed in solitary confinement without trial for two prolonged spells of detention.
 
In 1966 he went into exile. After spending eleven years studying and teaching law in England he worked for eleven years in Mozambique as law professor and legal researcher. In 1988 he was blown up by a bomb placed in his car in Maputo by South African security agents, losing an arm and the sight of an eye.
 
During the 1980s while in exile, he worked closely with the ANC's Oliver Tambo to help draft the organization's Code of Conduct as well as its related statutes. After recovering from the bomb blast he devoted himself full-time to preparations for a new democratic Constitution for South Africa. In 1990 he returned home and as a member of the Constitutional Committee and the National Executive of the ANC took an active part in the negotiations which led to South Africa becoming a constitutional democracy. After the first democratic election in 1994, he was appointed by President of South Africa – Nelson Mandela – to serve on the newly established Constitutional Court from which he retired in October 2009. As one of 11 green-robed judges, Justice Sachs has been at the center of some of the Courts landmark rulings.
Many of his best-known judgments cross a variety of areas of law: fighting against discrimination, providing HIV-positive pregnant women with drugs to reduce the risk of transmission to their newborn babies, setting labor laws in place, helping to overthrow South Africa's statute defining marriage as between one man and one woman, all with the common theme of the promotion of an individual's right to equality and dignity.
He has been heavily engaged in the fields of art and architecture, playing an active role in the development of the Constitutional Court building and its art collection on the site of the Old Fort Prison in Johannesburg. In addition to his work on the Court, he has traveled to many countries sharing South African experience in healing divided societies. He is currently engaged in writing a series of four books on the writing of the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights with his co-author, noted South African historian, Dr. Andre Odendaal.
 
**This special Eye on Africa is part of a unique 1-credit course offered during the first 3 weeks of Spring semester January 2019 co-sponsored by MSU African Studies and MSU Law College. To enroll: MSU Graduate Students & MSU Honor Students go online and search for LWG 849C: Special Topics in Comp Law, section 001, section ID 97MZXR, 1 credit, pass/no grade [MSU Honor Students may be asked to get an 'over-ride' from the Graduate School]; MSU Law Students go online and search for
LAW 549C: Special Topics in Comp Law, section 001, section ID 97MZXN, 1 credit, pass/fail

 

JAN
18
Date:
Friday, 18 Jan 2019
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 201
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Interested in participating in an internship abroad?

Come to this information meeting to find out the details!