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Apr
9
Mon
The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference: Indian Film Night @ Wells Hall, B117
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference: Indian Film Night @ Wells Hall, B117 | Boone | North Carolina | United States

The Muslim Studies Program Presents: The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference

Indian Film Night

Moderators: S. Pillai & J. Singh

Apr
10
Tue
The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference: Iranian Film Night @ Wells Hall, B117
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference: Iranian Film Night @ Wells Hall, B117 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Muslim Studies Program Presents: The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference

Iranian Film Night

Moderator: Kaveh Askari

Apr
12
Thu
The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference @ International Center, Room 303
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference @ International Center, Room 303 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference

International Center, Room 303:
10:30-10:45am – Welcome
10:45-11:45am – Kristian Petersen, “Muslim Movie Stars: The Celebrity Politics of Islam in Public”
12:00-1:00pm – Amir Hussain, “Keeping It Real: Muslims Creating Muslim Cinema and Television”
3:00-4:00pm – Sharofat Arabova, “Poetics of Tajik Cinema”
4:15-5:15pm – Imed Ben Labidi, “Filming Conflicts: Arab/Muslim Films’ Fragmentation and Post-Nationalist Narratives”

Kellogg Center, Auditorium:
7:30-9:30pm – Keynote: Walter Armbrust on the History of Egyptian Cinema

Apr
13
Fri
The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference @ International Center, Room 303
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference @ International Center, Room 303 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The 2018 Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference

International Center, Room 303:

9:30-10:30am – Sitara Thobani, “Locating the Tawa’if Courtesan-Dancer in South Asian ‘Muslim Cinemas’”

10:45-11:45am – Fakhri Haghani, “Defa-e Moghadas (Sacred Defense) and the Making of Cinema in Post-Revolutionary Islamic Iran”

12:00-1:00pm – Kaveh Askari, “Dandyism and the Circuits of Cinema in 1950s Tehran”

Apr
20
Fri
States of Refuge: A Conference in Recognition of Professor Ken Harrow & a Tribute to the English Graduate Program @ International Center, Rooms 302-303
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
States of Refuge: A Conference in Recognition of Professor Ken Harrow & a Tribute to the English Graduate Program @ International Center, Rooms 302-303 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

One of the defining and intractable issues in contemporary literature of the Global South, African, South Asian, and Postcolonial in general, is dislocated people seeking refuge across national boundaries. This Symposium is a reflection on the different states and cycles of displacement, assimilation, and return, and of the disruptions and transformations of State institutions and structures that mediate these transitions in politics and culture.

Oct
1
Mon
Muslims and US Politics @ MSU International Center, Room 115
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm
Muslims and US Politics @ MSU International Center, Room 115 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please join guest speaker Dalia Mogahed, Director of Reserach a the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and a former advisor to President Barack Obama, as she leads a discussion on the topic of Muslims and US Politics.

This special event is organized by the Muslim Studies Program and James Madison College. Cosponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, the College of Arts & Letters, the College of Social Scienece, and the Honors College.

Oct
24
Wed
Little Gandhi: Free Film Screening @ Wells Hall B119
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Little Gandhi: Free Film Screening @ Wells Hall B119 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

See the film “Little Gandhi” that follows the life of iconic Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar and take part in a Q&A with the film Director Sam Kadi.

Nov
30
Fri
“Passing to the Side of the Other in Russian Cinema” @ B-310 Wells Hall
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Interrogating Identity Formation and Passing in Global Contexts

Faculty Learning Community 

“Passing to the Side of the Other in Russian Cinema” 

Exploring Russian-Muslim Relations with Dr. Jason Merrill, Professor of Russian Studies.

Friday, November 30, 2018. B-310 Wells Hall. 

9:30 am. -noon

Light refreshments will be served

Contact: Camelia Suleiman (csuleima@msu.edu) and Catherine Ryu (ryuc@msu.edu)