MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 04/12/05
THE TUESDAY BULLETIN
Issue No. 13 Spring 2005
April 12, 2005
Weekly News from the AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
For back issues, see archive <http://africa.msu.edu>
April 14, Thursday
"Building a Food Security and Policy Information Portal for Africa," African Studies
Center Brown Bag with Michael Weber, Faculty (Agricultural Economics, MSU), 12:00 noon,
Room 201, International Center.
April 18, Monday
"Reflections on the Current Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Special
Seminar with Ambassador Roger A. Meece, Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the
Congo, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., 3rd Floor, International Center.
April 21, Thursday
"Comments on the March 2005 Zimbabwean National Election," African Studies Center Brown
Bag talk with John Makumbe, Visiting Scholar from Univ. of Zimbabwe, 12:00 noon, Room 201,
April 28, Thursday
"Multiculturalism of African Trainee Counselors: The Case of Zimbabwe," African Studies
Center Brown Bag talk with Margaret Rukuni, Visiting Scholar at Univ. of Illinois (Univ.
of Zimbabwe), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
Compton Africa Peace Fellowships
Michigan State University's African Studies Center
(ASC) and Women and International Development
(WID) Program, in cooperation with the Center for
Advanced Study of International Development (CASID),
are offering Compton Africa Peace Fellowships to
students from Sub-Saharan Africa to support their
dissertation field research in Africa. This program is an
element of the MSU African Higher Education
Partnerships Initiative (AHEPI). These dissertation
fellowship awards are made possible by a grant from the
Compton Foundation through its Peace Fellowship
Program for addressing peace, conflict resolution, and
security in Africa.
Students eligible for the Compton Africa Peace
Fellowship Program at MSU must:
Be citizens of a nation in Sub-Saharan Africa;
Be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Michigan State
Have completed their course work in any of a variety
of disciplines such as political science, sociology,
anthropology, history, public policy, criminal justice,
social work, communications, economics or agricultural
economics, and law. Candidates must provide evidence
that all requirements for the Ph.D. degree have been
completed, including comprehensive examinations and
departmental approval of the dissertation proposal;
Be pursuing a dissertation that requires a period of
fieldwork in Africa (minimum of 6 months and maximum
of 12 months) for collection of qualitative or quantitative
Further information on the fellowship and the
application form are available on the African Studies
Center website http://www.isp.msu.edu/AfricanStudies/.
If you have questions, please contact David Wiley in the
African Studies Center (353-1700), or Anne Ferguson or
Kari Bergstrom in the Women and International
Development Office (353-5040).
The application deadline is May 1, 2005, for awards
beginning in the 2005 calendar year.
Special Seminar by Ambassador Roger A. Meece
Ambassador Roger A. Meece arrived in Kinshasa on
July 24, 2004 to assume his position as U.S.
Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Immediately after receiving a Bachelor of Science
degree from Michigan State University in 1971,
Ambassador Meece became a Peace Corps Volunteer in
Sierra Leone. This led to several Peace Corps staff
assignments, including service as Associate Director for
the Peace Corps in Niger and Cameroon, Deputy
Director for the Peace Corps in the Republic of the
Congo (Brazzaville) and as Director of the Peace Corps
in Gabon. His work in the Peace Corps inspired
Ambassador Meece to join the Foreign Service in 1979.
For a complete biography, visit:
Ambassador Meece will speak at a special seminar on
Monday, April 18, 2005. The seminar will begin at
12:00 noon, on the third floor of the International
Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Page Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.