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Below is a list of our 2018 Java Café--Global Conversation Series topics. We hope you enjoyed our 2018 series and hope to see you at more in the future! 

JAVA CAFÉ--GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS SERIES

OUR APRIL 6, 2018 CAFE TOPIC: 

Women and Political Turmoil in the Middle East

Presenter: Dr. Sophia Pandya, Professor of Religious Studies at California State University at Long Beach, Fulbright Scholar, winner of the 2016 Advancement of Women Award at CSULB from the President’s Commission on the Status of Women. Dr. Pandya specializes in Women and Islamic Studies and focused on the impact of the political chaos upon women in the Middle East since the 2011 “Arab Spring."

Friday, April 6th at 3pm 

East Lansing Public Library

Large Meeting Room



OUR MARCH 13, 2018 CAFÉ TOPIC:

Global Status of Women


In recognition of International Women's Day 2018,  GLUNA held a conversation with two representatives from organizations that daily address empowering women and eradicating violence done to them.

Moderator: Mary Ann Ferguson, Esq.

Presenters: Jane White, Director of MI Human Trafficking Task Force, and Denise Quarles,  a member of the Board of Trustees of the Michigan Women's Foundation and a former member of the Board of Directors of Zonta International, a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
East Lansing Public Library 
Large Meeting Room



OUR FEBRUARY 20, 2018 CAFÉ TOPIC:

Love of Liberty, Love of Country - My Experience in the Egyptian Revolution

Reem Fouad Mikhail shared her experience as she took part in the Egyptian Revolution ("on the wake of the Arab Spring.”) 


Reem Fouad Mikhail, from Egypt, is an international development consultant at Lattanzio SpA where she provides technical support to development projects in areas related to labor market and economic development. She is a former labor marker advisor and gender focal point for Deutsche Gasellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenabeit (GIZ). Her major area of interest is economic development broadly, corporate social responsibility and policy interventions related to workforce development. Her ultimate goal is to initiate a corporate social responsibility project to develop the economy, workforce and downstream to help stabilize the country politically. Ms. Fouad Mikhail is at MSU as a Humphrey Fellow through April 2018.


Our first Café was held on

February 20th, 2018

7:00-8:30pm

Room 303 MSU International Center





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