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Nov
16
Tue
Serling Modern Israel Lecture: The Struggle over Israel’s Legitimacy; A Status Report and Analysis @ Club Spartan, Case Hall (3rd Floor)
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Serling Modern Israel Lecture: The Struggle over Israel’s Legitimacy; A Status Report and Analysis @ Club Spartan, Case Hall (3rd Floor) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This event will be livestreaming on YouTube. To watch the event live, please click here

The struggle over the establishment of a Jewish state in a land sacred to the three main streams of monotheism is entering a second century after the beginnings of the dispute over the Balfour Declaration (1917) and the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine (1922). The establishment of Israel in 1948 did not end the conflict. In fact, it has reached a new stage in recent decades with Israel’s demonization as an apartheid, racist and colonial-settler state and the call for BDS. At the same time, Israel has reached unprecedented acceptance with recognition by more than 160 states worldwide including a growing number of proximate Arab, Muslim countries. The presentation will examine and comment on these contrary movements.

Ilan Troen is professor emeritus of both the Lopin Chair of Modern History (Ben-Gurion University, 2007) and the Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies (Brandeis, 2017). He was the director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism (Sde Boker) and of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies (Brandeis). He is a past president of the Association for Israel Studies. Troen has authored or edited numerous books in American, Jewish, and Israeli history. He is the founding editor of the journal Israel Studies and the book series Perspectives on Israel Studies (Indiana University Press). Publications include Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement; with Jacob Lassner, Jews and Muslims in the Arab World; Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined; and, with Rachel Fish (eds.), Essential Israel: Essays for the Twenty-First Century. He is completing a manuscript on Israel’s Struggle for Legitimacy; the First Century.

Supporting Evidence: Truth in Uncertain Times @ MSU Union Ballroom
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

 

Attacks on science and claims of fake news have clouded discussions and debates of our most pressing societal and global issues. We are also in a moment when many question the ways we expand knowledge and the voices who are heard in its creation. This panel will explore questions of seeking, defining and communicating “truth.”

Register for in-person:

https://tinyurl.com/sfwlnov21

Click here to join the livestream.

Nov
19
Fri
2 Day Venture: EdTech @ Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day
2 Day Venture: EdTech @ Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2 Day Venture (2DV) is a hands-on learning experience for Spartans, regardless of home college, major, or background. Each event offers unbeatable entrepreneurial education resources & opportunities to explore how to turn an idea into a venture. In just 36 hours, go from small-group collaboration to idea fruition. By the end of Day 2, each team pitches their venture idea to a group of judges for a chance to win $500 in seed funding! 2DV encourages students of all majors, skillsets, & experience levels to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset. For students enrolled in the Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, 2DV qualifies as a required high-impact experience toward the Minor.

No Idea? No Problem!

Students don’t have to have a venture idea to participate in 2DV! Before the event, students will have an opportunity to choose which venture idea they like the most & can join their team! 2 Day Venture is designed for Spartans to create & build a new venture with a team, not by themselves.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMqjLgdQ6DxZddwbly519OyUEwK4IlCROUzTufqhPbWbXKvQ/viewform

Dec
2
Thu
Dissertation Defense: Magdalyne Akiding @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/93816834214
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come to hear Magdalyne Akiding defend her dissertation, “An investigation of motivational strategy use by instructors of African languages in the United States.” The event is open to the public. Please email Dr. Paula Winke or Magdalyne Akiding for the Zoom password.

Dec
24
Fri
University Closed – Winter Break
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day
Dec
31
Fri
University Closed – Winter Break
Dec 31 2021 – Jan 1 2022 all-day
Jan
28
Fri
2 Day Venture: Innovation in Arts & Humanities @ Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion
Jan 28 – Jan 29 all-day
2 Day Venture: Innovation in Arts & Humanities @ Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2 Day Venture (2DV) is a hands-on learning experience for Spartans, regardless of home college, major, or background. Each event offers unbeatable entrepreneurial education resources & opportunities to explore how to turn an idea into a venture. In just 36 hours, go from small-group collaboration to idea fruition. By the end of Day 2, each team pitches their venture idea to a group of judges for a chance to win $500 in seed funding! 2DV encourages students of all majors, skillsets, & experience levels to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset. For students enrolled in the Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, 2DV qualifies as a required high-impact experience toward the Minor.

No Idea? No Problem!

Students don’t have to have a venture idea to participate in 2DV! Before the event, students will have an opportunity to choose which venture idea they like the most & can join their team! 2 Day Venture is designed for Spartans to create & build a new venture with a team, not by themselves.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMqjLgdQ6DxZddwbly519OyUEwK4IlCROUzTufqhPbWbXKvQ/viewform

Feb
11
Fri
2 Day Venture: Disrupting Public Policy & Government @ Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion
Feb 11 – Feb 12 all-day
2 Day Venture: Disrupting Public Policy & Government @ Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2 Day Venture (2DV) is a hands-on learning experience for Spartans, regardless of home college, major, or background. Each event offers unbeatable entrepreneurial education resources & opportunities to explore how to turn an idea into a venture. In just 36 hours, go from small-group collaboration to idea fruition. By the end of Day 2, each team pitches their venture idea to a group of judges for a chance to win $500 in seed funding! 2DV encourages students of all majors, skillsets, & experience levels to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset. For students enrolled in the Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, 2DV qualifies as a required high-impact experience toward the Minor.

No Idea? No Problem!

Students don’t have to have a venture idea to participate in 2DV! Before the event, students will have an opportunity to choose which venture idea they like the most & can join their team! 2 Day Venture is designed for Spartans to create & build a new venture with a team, not by themselves.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMqjLgdQ6DxZddwbly519OyUEwK4IlCROUzTufqhPbWbXKvQ/viewform

Mar
7
Mon
Coffee with the Profs – Mohammad Hassan Khalil @ Virtual
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

One of the MSU Alumni Office’s long-standing featured offerings, the Coffee with the Profs series highlights research and work done by some of MSU’s finest faculty and staff. This lifelong education program is open to all.

A History of U.S. Muslims
Mohammad Hassan Khalil, director, Muslim Studies Program; professor, Department of Religious Studies; adjunct professor, College of Law
There is a rich and long history of Muslims in the United States. This is a diverse population that has included, among others, enslaved Africans; immigrants who established communities in cities such as Dearborn, MI and Ross, ND; and influential converts such as Alexander Russell Webb and Malcolm X. As we shall see, this is also a population that has greatly influenced American culture and politics in ways that may seem unexpected.

Apr
15
Fri
2 Day Venture: Sustainability @ Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion
Apr 15 – Apr 16 all-day
2 Day Venture: Sustainability @ Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2 Day Venture (2DV) is a hands-on learning experience for Spartans, regardless of home college, major, or background. Each event offers unbeatable entrepreneurial education resources & opportunities to explore how to turn an idea into a venture. In just 36 hours, go from small-group collaboration to idea fruition. By the end of Day 2, each team pitches their venture idea to a group of judges for a chance to win $500 in seed funding! 2DV encourages students of all majors, skillsets, & experience levels to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset. For students enrolled in the Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, 2DV qualifies as a required high-impact experience toward the Minor.

No Idea? No Problem!

Students don’t have to have a venture idea to participate in 2DV! Before the event, students will have an opportunity to choose which venture idea they like the most & can join their team! 2 Day Venture is designed for Spartans to create & build a new venture with a team, not by themselves.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMqjLgdQ6DxZddwbly519OyUEwK4IlCROUzTufqhPbWbXKvQ/viewform