Budget Policy: What Do We Value?

March 28, 2017 – 7pm-9pm East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 Professor Charles Ballard, MSU Economics, will provide an overview of the federal budget including trends, revenue streams and expenditures. This is the first of a series of PEC-sponsored talks on the federal budget process. The idea is to bring the public’s attention to the budget process and to examine how we spend our money and how changes affect how we live. All talks are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored…

Reflections on Peace, Justice and Settler Colonialism in Palestine

Searching for Justice Beyond the Two-State Formula: Reflections on Peace, Justice and Settler Colonialism in Palestine March 15, 2017 – 7pm-9pm Red Cedar Friends Meeting House, 1400 Turner Street, Lansing, MI MSU Professor of Sociology Dr. Stephen Gasteyer has returned from spending last year as a Fulbright Fellow in Ramallah, West Bank. His work and study there is the source of this talk sponsored by the Peace Education Center and the MSU Peace and Justice Studies Program. This event is free and open to the public. Questions can be sent…

Java Café: Congress & the Crisis for the United Nations Topic

February 22, 2017 – 7pm-9pm East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI Greater Lansing UN Association presents Java Café–Global Conversations Series. The first Café Topic is “Congress & the Crisis for the United Nations.” GL-UNA Advocacy Chair Dave Wiley will provide updates on recent U.S. threats to the UN as well as UNA-USA responses. All cafés will be free, casual opportunities to discuss current and important issues related to the United Nations and the United Nations Association. The cafés will provide coffee, tea, cocoa, brief presentations, and…