Events


MAR
31
Date:
Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Healing Politics: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of
Our Political Epidemic

Abdul El-Sayed
Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. via Videoconference

In Healing Politics, El-Sayed traces the life of a young idealist, weaving together powerful personal stories and fascinating forays into history and science. Marrying his unique perspective with the science of epidemiology, El-Sayed diagnoses an underlying epidemic afflicting our country, an epidemic of insecurity. And to heal the rifts this epidemic has created, he lays out a new direction for the progressive movement. This is a bold, personal, and compellingly original book from a prominent young leader.
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tSHCuuq1RMm3d8dsQDl2rQ
Or an H.323/SIP room system:
H.323: 35.8.14.49
Meeting ID: 145 613 802
SIP: 145613802@35.8.14.49

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
Healing Politics: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic, Abdul El-Sayed
 
 
APR
3
Date:
Friday, 03 Apr 2020
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Household Food Security in Southern Kyrgyzstan

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020

Christian Kelly Scott, M.S.

Dual Doctorate PhD candidate:
Rural Sociology and International Agriculture & Development

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

The Pennsylvania State University

Rural poverty hinders food security in the mountainous southern Kyrgyz highlands. This study focuses on the economic, environmental, and social determinants of household food security in one rural Kyrgyz community. A mixed-method approach sociologically examines regional trends, interhousehold characteristics, and intrahousehold dynamics of food security. Survey data observes kinship, labor, and food sharing networks during the high (summer) and low (winter) point of food security. Interviews and field notation provides a depth of analysis and compelling narrative.
The research makes a significant contribution to rural and agricultural development scholarship focusing on Central Asia, semi-nomadic societies, and high-elevation communities.

 

 

 

APR
6
Date:
Monday, 06 Apr 2020
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Armenians of Palestine/Israel: The Rise and the Decline of a Community

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020

lecture by Bedross Der Matossian (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Bedross Der Matossian is an Associate Professor of Modern Middle East History in the Department of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Born and raised in Jerusalem, he is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he began his graduate studies in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. He completed his Ph.D. in Middle East History in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University in 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Lecturer of Middle East History in the Faculty of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the Spring quarter 2014 he was appointed as the Dumanian Visiting Professor in the University of Chicago. His areas of interest include ethnic politics in the Middle East, inter-ethnic violence in the Ottoman Empire, Palestinian history, and the history of Armenian Genocide.

APR
15
Date:
Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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What The Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
Book Discussion

POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER OR FALL 2020

Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don't See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family's activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.

APR
16
Date:
Thursday, 16 Apr 2020
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Michigan State University is hosting an international conference on Islam, Environmental Science and Conservation. This conference aims to foster understanding of the nexus between Islam, environmental science, and conservation. The conference will take place tentatively on October 15-16, 2020, in East Lansing, Michigan.

APR
17
Date:
Friday, 17 Apr 2020
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Michigan State University is hosting an international conference on Islam, Environmental Science and Conservation. This conference aims to foster understanding of the nexus between Islam, environmental science, and conservation. The conference will take place on October 15-16, 2020, in East Lansing, Michigan.

APR
23
Date:
Thursday, 23 Apr 2020
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Muslim Studies Program Student Research Showcase
Thursday, April 23, 2020

via VIDEOCONFERENCE
 
Deadline for undergraduate and graduate paper, poster, and multimedia submissions: March 31, 2020
Awards to be announced at the Showcase:
Graduate Student Paper Award ($500)
Published or unpublished papers (roughly 15-25 pages with complete works cited) must have been written between March 1, 2019 and the deadline, March 31, 2020
Undergraduate Student Paper Award ($500)
Published or unpublished papers (roughly 15-25 pages with complete works cited) must have been written between March 1, 2019 and the deadline, March 31, 2020
Student Poster/Multimedia Award ($500)
Published or unpublished posters/multimedia submissions (by undergraduates or graduates) must have been produced between March 1, 2019 and the deadline, March 31, 2020
All submissions should be sent to Mohammad Khalil (khalilmo(at)msu.edu) and Mary Firdawsi (firdaws2(at)msu.edu)
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