Frontier Myths in America and Israel Compared
February 4, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; MSU Union Green Room

Ilan Troen will speak on “Frontier Myths in America and Israel Compared.” This lecture focuses on the problematics of comparison between a society rooted in individualist politics and a society forged with a collective identity. Both America and Israel are societies settled by settlers and immigrants, but the kinds of societies they are and that Americans and Israelis have envisioned are different.
For more information, contact the Department of International Studies and Programs.

Study Abroad Fair
February 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; MSU Union 2nd Floor

Over 100 exhibits displaying information about MSU’s more than 250 study abroad programs.
For more information, contact Cheryl Benner, Office of Study Abroad, bennerc@msu.edu.

Film Series: Films of South Asia
February 5, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; B104 Wells Hall

Silent Waters (Pakistan)

Pakistan, 1979. General Zai-ul-Haq imposes martial law and, within a few months, the country is decreed a Muslim state. Aicha, a well-adjusted woman in her forties, devotes her life to the education of her eighteen-yer-old son Salim, in the little village of Charkhi. Salim is a quiet dreamer, but the fast moving political situation fills Aicha with anxiety, as she watches her son change beyond recognition.
For more information, contact William Londo, Asian Studies, asiansc@msu.edu.

“Representing Excessive Male Vanity Then and Now: The Comedia de figuron and its Adaptations” (Lecture)
February 6, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 305 International Center

CERES Brown Bag Luncheon Series hosts Prof. Anthony Grubbs, Department of Spanish and Portuguese. RSVP enyart@msu.edu for a box lunch.
For more information, contact Alane Enyart, Center of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, enyart@msu.edu.

The Ethiopian Financial Sector: Should Foreign Banks be Allowed? (Seminar)
February 6, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.; 305 International Center

Sebhan Gebregiorgis, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow

For more information, contact Andrea Allen, Center for Advanced Study of International Development, allenan9@msu.edu.

“Animated Language and Minority Animals: The Case of Animation” (Lecture)
February 13, 4 p.m.; 213 Morrill Hall

A lecture being given by Akira Mizuta Lippit, a professor of Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.

For more information, contact William Londo, Asian Studies, asiansc@msu.edu.

Producing Wildlife: The Unanticipated Natures of Conservation in India. (Lecture)
February 17, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; 303 International Center

Paul Robbins (Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona). Part of the Spring 2009 colloquium series “Political Ecologies and Environmental Politics in Asia, Past and Present.”

For more information, contact William Londo, Asian Studies, asiansc@msu.edu.

Colloquia Series
February 27, 1:30 p.m to 3 p.m.; 302 International Center

Elizabeth Mittman, “Leaving Gender Behind? Shifting Landscapes in Post-Unification Eastern German Literature”

For more information, contact gencen@msu.edu.

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