Nam Center’s 2017 Colloquium Series

Events 09/25/2017 0 Comments

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Program in Transcultural Studies.  Scholars have long examined the relationship between nation-states and their “internal others,” such as immigrants and ethnoracial minorities. With her award-winning book Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea (Stanford University Press, 2016), Jaeeun Kim (Korea Foundation Assistant Professor in Sociology, U-M) shifts the analytic focus to explore…

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups Defend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Asian News Events 08/30/2017 0 Comments

WHAT: Leaders from national Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations will gather in support of immigrants to urge President Trump to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The president has threatened to end the program, which would put approximately 800,000 young people at risk of losing their ability to get an education, work and contribute to their…

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Missing Persons Day this Saturday

Events 05/02/2017 0 Comments

Missing Persons Day is going to be held at Madonna University – Franciscan Center this Saturday. The event is for Families and Friends affected by the mysterious disappearance of a loved one and the communities and organizations that assist to bring them home. This event is a campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons in the state…

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NAAAP Detroit Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with DIA

Events 04/22/2017 0 Comments

This May, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to collaborate with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Friends of Asian Arts and cultures (FAAC) to celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  Brought to our community by NAAAP Detroit and DIA FAAC, the Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group, hailing from Taiwan, will put on a…

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Nam Center Undergraduate Fellows Lecture | Social Changes You See When Working in North Korea

Events 04/11/2017 0 Comments

Andray Abrahamian, Associate Director of Research at Choson Exchange Co-sponsored by the Center for Social Impact. This talk will describe what it is like to set up a non-profit that works in the DPRK, North Korea. It will also discuss the kinds of social and economic changes that were and are visible in the process of running Choson Exchange, a…

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CJS Noon Lecture with Shigeru Kobayashi, “Japanese Imperial Maps: Collections of Gaihozu in Japan and in the United States,”

Events 10/24/2016 0 Comments

Shigeru Kobayashi Professor (Emeritus), Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:10-1:30 pm Clark Library Presentation Room, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 S. University Avenue The word Gaihozu originally meant maps of foreign countries produced by the Japanese military up until the end of World War II. However, this term is frequently applied now to maps of…

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What will Detroit win in this year’s Knight Cities Challenge?

Did You Know... Events 10/01/2016 0 Comments

Earlier this year, seven projects from Detroit were among the winners of the $5 million Knight Cities Challenge, rising to the top of more than 4,500 applicants from across the country. The Challenge is a contest that asks entrants a simple question: what’s your best idea to make cities succeed? Detroit’s winners last round included Urban Consulate, a network of…

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Get Ready for the 2016 Xperon Michigan Open Golf Event, Coming to Southeast Michigan this September

Events 09/07/2016 0 Comments

By Andre Goulet With fall just around the corner, a pleasant summer spent putting on the green might begin to seem like a distant memory.  But don’t hang up that 9-iron just yet: get ready for a final fit of fun this September as our state prepares to host the 2016 Xperon Michigan Open Golf event. Proudly presented by The…

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