Past Events

Feb 23

Betting on Democracy: The Faith of an American Jewish Pragmatist

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:00 PM at Zoom

MSU Political Science is cosponsoring a discussion with Rabbi Matthew Kaufman, PhD, author of Horace Kallen Confronts America: Jewish Identity, Science and Secularism.

Mar 26

CREW + Methods Workshop present a Qualitative Methods/Mixed Methods Workshop

Friday, March 26, 2021 11:00 AM at

We will spend 1 hour doing a panel discussion on the dos and don'ts of qualitative work in American politics, Comparative politics, and International Relations. We will then split off into individual meetings for students and the speakers for some 1on1 meetings.

Mar 29

COVID-19, Well-Being and Democratic Governance

Monday, March 29, 2021 at

To better understand the impact of the pandemic in Africa, as well as the significant steps taken by African governments to combat the spread of the disease, Afrobarometer will focus its second online thematic seminar on the analysis of new COVID-19 relevant data from recent surveys that have been conducted in selected countries since the first wave of the pandemic. This data will enable participants to explore how the disease and government responses to the pandemic have affected aspects of citizen life such as their well-being, lived poverty, political rights, the legitimacy of government, and popular support for democracy.

Apr 8

Muslim Studies Program 14th Annual Conference

Thursday, April 8, 2021 at via ZOOM

Michigan State University is hosting an international conference on Global Islamophobia and the News Media, Entertainment Media, and Social Media. This conference will present work related to Muslim portrayals in the media (e.g., news, entertainment, social media) and evaluate how Islamophobia manifests on these platforms.