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  • Afrobarometer Survey Data Analysis and Publications

    Location:

    Online at: http://www.afrobarometer.org/

    Description:

    Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues in more than 35 countries in Africa. It collects and publishes high-quality, reliable statistical data on Africa which is freely available to the public.Through the research findings, ordinary citizens can have a voice in policy-making processes that affect their lives.

  • Center for Advanced Study of International Development

    Location:

    202 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) promotes and coordinates the work of faculty and students interested in developing countries from the perspectives of the social sciences and liberal arts. CASID has a strong commitment to its outreach mission serving K-12 teachers and students, post-secondary institutions, government, and business.  Outreach resources include: Publications; K-12 Outreach (LATTICE); Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education; International Business Institute for Community College Faculty, and International Business Center (CIBER). 

     

  • Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Location:

    304 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center for European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CERS) at Michigan State University aims to promote study and understanding of European, Eurasian, and Russian culture, society, and political issues. CERS has developed an exceptional program in European and Eurasian studies, combining formerly separate programs and faculties in Western European Studies and Russian, East European and post-Soviet Studies into an integrated pan-European and Eurasian Center, which emphasizes the need to explore linkages and study emerging challenges that transcend the cold war divisions of Europe and reach authoritatively into Post-Soviet Central Asia. The Center offers undergraduate specializations in Russian and East European Studies (REES) as well as Western European Studies (WES).

  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

    Location:

    300 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center facilitates learning about this core region of the Americas. It is the nexus between the university curriculum, functional pathways that bring together students from diverse colleges, and fruitful collaborations with other institutions in the US and in the region. The Center enriches formal instruction with experiential learning abroad, film and seminar series, visiting scholars, sponsored events, faculty and student research, and ready access to scholarly resources through campus repositories and loan programs.

  • Confucius Institute Services for Educators and School Districts

    Location:

    Confucius Institute is located at 230 Erickson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

     

    Description:

    The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University consults with and assists schools and other organizations to develop customized Chinese language and cultural learning programs. CI-MSU also helps schools and school districts recruit qualified Chinese teachers and provides instructional materials, on-going professional development, and on-site support.

  • Dia de la Mujer Conference (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 7,  2018.  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

     

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, MSU, 219 South Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    This annual conference has provided a much needed space for Latinas in Michigan to affect social change and to highlight their accomplishments. Keynote presenters, forums and workshops facilitated by Latina women will provide conference participants with networking opportunities for employment, education and sharing life experiences. Topics have included education, health, politics, community, family, history, culture, career and personal development. Over two-dozen workshops will be offered for participants of all ages and life phases, including adults, college students, and K-12 students. 

  • Engage Summer Institute for Global Studies: Teaching Through Stories (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 18 - 22, 2018.  8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Location:

    303 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Are you interested in incorporating Africa, Asia, and Latin America more effectively into your classes? This free workshop is open to K-12 educators with priority given to mentor teachers of MSU interns. During this five day workshop, area experts will use the power of stories to provide deeper insight into the history, economy, culture, and topical issues of a place. College of Education experts will provide teachers with pedagogical support for internalizing current curriculum or creating new materials. Upon successful completion of the summer institute, teacher participants will receive a $200 stipend, free curricular resources, and 30 SCECHs.

  • Experience Chinese: Language and Culture Learning Resources and Programs

    Location:

    Available in Confucius Institute, Michigan State University

    Description:

    Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (CI-MSU)offers a wide range of online and face-to-face programs and activities for K-12 students and adults to learn Chinese and experience China. CI-MSU develops high quality Chinese language and cultural education programs and disseminates them world-wide through innovative uses of technologies.

  • Eye on Africa Speaker Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursdays, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.  Please confirm as individual dates and times may change.  Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Room 201, International Center, 427 N Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Eye on Africa is a weekly seminar series that provides scholars, policy-makers, applied practitioners, students, and the interested public with cutting-edge and highly-contextualized knowledge about the African continent. Emerging and established scholars share the results of their recent research, with time for audience questions and comments. The series draws on a diverse group of presenters to create an inclusive, holistic view of African history, social movements, the economy, and politics.

  • Fate of the Earth Symposium (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 24, 2018

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Environmental Science and Policy Program has launched a symposium series to explore the challenges and opportunities we face in enhancing human well-being while protecting the environment. This symposium will bring distinguished thinkers from around the world to explore what we know, what we need to know and what we must do as we move into a century of unprecedented environmental change, technological advancement and scale of human activity. The event will include research focused seminars and discussion but will emphasize events and presentations that will speak to the broader MSU and Michigan community. In addition to live events and webcasts, the symposium will generate educational materials that can be used in classes and non-traditional education in the spring and beyond.

  • Geography Colloquium Series (Spring 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for the current dates.  

    Location:

    Geography Building, 673 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Department of Geography at Michigan State University is one of 12 degree-granting units in the College of Social Science.  Faculty and student research centers on such topics as people-environment relationships, climate, geographic information science, soils-geomorphology, urban structure, and global change. The spatial extent of these research interests range from local to global in such places as Kenya, Brazil, the Great Lakes, China, and Michigan.  The Triple G Colloquium Series invites speakers to share their expertise on currently relevant issues in geography.

    Please see the website below for a current listing of Geography Colloquium Series events.

     

  • Global Digital Humanities Symposium (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 22 - 23, 2018.  Register by March 9, 2018.

    Location:

    MSU Main Library, Green Room, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The 2018 Symposium will address how the interdisciplinary practices of digital humanities can relate to global, indigenous, and/or underrepresented groups and topics.

  • Global Festival: Travel the World in One Day (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Sunday, November 12, 2017. 

    Location:

    MSU Union, 427 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Global Festival offers the opportunity to explore cultures from around the world. Every year, international students participate in showcasing their home country with features such as children's games, international exhibits, and performances.  During the festival, explore the World Gift Shop, which offers a variety of international art works, jewelry, glassware, clothing and a multitude of gift items. Proceeds support the Community Volunteers for International Programs Scholarship Fund, for spouses of international students to attend MSU classes.

  • Graduate Certificate Program in Criminal Justice: International Focus (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Globalization is creating profound and fast-moving changes in the field of criminal justice. The three-course (nine-credit) Certificate in International Focus offers relevant, career-oriented courses and research projects focused on such issues as organized crime, money laundering, international fraud, and drug trafficking. This flexible program enables participants to enhance their knowledge and skills in this increasingly important field of law enforcement while continuing their regular employment.

    Participants can use the certificate program as the first step towards a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Those who complete the certificate program and meet the School of Criminal Justice’s admission criteria for the master’s degree may transfer the certificate courses to their master’s degree program.

  • Julian Samora Research Institute

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Road, Room 93, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU's Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI), in the College of Social Science, is committed to serving the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest through research on the social, economic, educational, and political condition of these communities. The Institute is involved in:

    • Conducting research and transmitting the research findings to academic institutions, government officials, community leaders, and private sector executives;
    • Disseminating knowledge through publications, seminars, workshops, and private consultation;
    • Providing technical expertise and support to Latino communities for developing policy responses to local problems; and
    • Developing Hispanic human capital through leadership development, empowerment, and education.

    Current research/outreach initiatives target the needs of the Hispanic community in the areas of economic development, education, and families and neighborhoods. JSRI publishes several reports and papers on recent research, as well as produces the NEXO Newsletter, the official newsletter of the Institute and an assortment of books. The Institute's Web site contains information on employment, events in lower Michigan, Latino News, and profiles on companies and institutions who serve the Latino communities. The Institute, in collaboration with MSU Libraries' Special Collections, also has a Virtual Collection with audio and video, publications, and photos of Dr. Julian Samora.

  • Julian Samora Research Institute Reference Materials and Reports

    Location:

    http://jsri.msu.edu/publications 

    Description:

    The mission of the Julian Samora Research Institute is to generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest and across the nation.  The Institute offers a variety of informational resources covering many Michigan Latino topics.

  • Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education (LATTICE)

    Location:

    1518 Haslett Road, P.O. Box 204, Haslett, MI 48840

    Description:

    MSU's College of Education, in conjunction with International Studies & Programs, developed the Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education (LATTICE) program, an international educational partnership between teachers in six mid-Michigan school districts and international graduate students/scholars at Michigan State University. LATTICE concentrates on adult learning and promotes practical links to K-12 classrooms to connect schools to local and internatioal communities. The program stimulates discussion to change attitudes and beliefs about cultural differences and similarities. LATTICE members, representing 54 countries, meet for presentations, discussions, food, and music at monthly forums that advance greater understanding of issues of diversity. Topics range from personal issues such as religion and member's own personal experiences to global ones featuring members' culture, native food and crafts, and literature.

  • Michigan Traditional Arts Program

    Location:

    MSU Museum, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MTAP) develops and implements programs that advance cross-cultural understanding in a diverse society through the identification, documentation, preservation, and presentation of the traditional arts and cultural heritage of the state of Michigan. In addition to heading up programs like FOLKPATTERNS, the Great Lakes Folk Fest, and the Michigan Stained Glass Census, MTAP also offers several online exhibits, and research and technical assistance.

  • Publications on Gender and International Development

    Location:

    Online at the Website listed below.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) focuses on global transformation and gender relations. Their publication series includes:

    • GPID Working Papers featuring article-length manuscripts by scholars from a broad range of disciplines.
    • GPID Bulletin, which contains information on new publications, video resources, scholarships, conferences, and Web sites.
  • Sociology Colloquium Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    All Colloquium events are held from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.  Please see the websites below for a current schedule.

    Location:

    Room 457 Berkey Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Each year, the Department of Sociology invites a number of guest speakers to present on their scholarship. Recent speakers have presented research on a variety of topics, including political sociology, race, gender, health, sexuality, and criminology.

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