All Java Cafés are free, casual opportunities to discuss issues and events related to the United Nations and the world. We provide coffee, tea, cocoa, brief presentations and time for questions and conversation. Learn about upcoming Java Cafés here. We hope you will join us!

JAVA CAFÉ--GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS SERIES



Java Café Global Conversation - February 19, 2019

The Global Pathogens Project - a UN and MSU Partnership  

Join us for a discussion with guest speaker Professor Joan B. Rose. Professor Rose (NAE member) holds the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University in the Depts of Fisheries & Wildlife and Plant, Soil and Microbiological Science. She is an international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety and currently leads of the Global Water Pathogens Project in partnership with UNESCO www.waterpathogens.org; http://www.rose.canr.msu.edu/. She has published more than 300 manuscripts. Her work addresses the study of viruses, source tracking markers and protozoa in the water environment; use of new molecular tools for surveying and mapping water pollution for recreational and drinking water, irrigation water, coastal and ballast waters ; assessment of innovative water treatment technology for the developed and developing world; and use of quantitative microbial risk assessment. She is the winner of the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. She is the 2001 recipient of the Clarke Water Prize and was awarded Honorary Citizenship in Singapore for her contributions to water quality, water education and Singapore’s water security 4-taps program. Dr. Rose earned her B.Sc. (Univ. of Arizona) M.S (from Univ of Wyoming) and Ph.D. (1985) in microbiology from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

East Lansing Public Library

950 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

Large Meeting Room

Overflow parking available at All Saints Church

800 Abbot Road, just south of the library




Java Café Global Conversation - March 26, 2019

The U.N. and our Global Environmental Issues

David S. FavreJoin us for a discussion with guest speaker Professor David Favre. Professor Favre has taught International Environmental Law for over twenty years at Michigan State University College of Law. He became immersed into the topic in the 1980’s when he began attending the bi-annual conferences of the Convention on Endangered Species (CITES), writing the first legal text on the Convention and several articles on the wildlife treaty, and on ivory trade. Beginning in the 1990’s he has had his students focusing on the sad story of global warming and the twin issue of sustainable development.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

East Lansing Public Library

950 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

Large Meeting Room

Overflow parking available at All Saints Church

800 Abbot Road, just south of the library








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East Lansing, MI 48826

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