International Studies & Programs

Initiatives Overview

The center advocates for research, teaching, and outreach linkages between MSU and Canada's institutions whose mission and expertise align well with MSU's land grant ethic of teaching, research and outreach. With the University's goals at the forefront, we encourage global engagement, positive change, and advancing development worldwide. A broad array of faculty lend their knowledge and expertise to Canadian studies at Michigan State University, most of whom are drawn to what MSU and Canadian teaching and research strengths might do together to address community and global concerns. The necessity for Canadian studies is attributed to the nation and its drive for synergy of world resources, economies and cultures.


Arctic Researchers.jpgArctic Research Platform

The Arctic Research Platform invites faculty, students and community scholars as well as business leaders who are interested in a broad range of Arctic issues – from STEM to Social to Art Sciences – to a discussion engaging others with mutual or complementary interests.


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With the help of leaders in the transportation field, this forum calls on area stakeholders to envision and address the needs of an accelerated trade environment, while considering the role of complementary assets held in the U.S. Midwest and Canada's Eastern Provincial Region.


Inuit women.jpgIndigenous Peoples

The Indigenous Law and Policy Center at MSU is committed to the education of Native law students and the training of lawyers prepared to work on behalf of tribes around the country, whether for tribal governments, private law firms or non-profit organizations.


side-by-side_canada-trail.jpgOne Health Challenge

The One Health Challenge is an all-inclusive collaboration between medical practitioners in both human and animal health alongside other scientific and environmentally related disciplines.