UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
TUESDAY BULLETIN, SPRING #11, MARCH 26, 1996
AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER, EAST LANSING, MI 48824-1035
Major subheadings: events, MSU announcements, other announcements, Africa-related courses at MSU, conferences, grants, fellowships, scholarships, jobs
March 26, Tuesday, "Zimbabwean Society, Culture and Development" African Studies Center special guest lecture with Vimbai G. Chivaura (Professor of English, University of Zimbabwe) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
March 28, Thursday, "Botswana and Its New Financial Policy" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Leapetswe Malete (Graduate Student, Physical Education, MSU) and Scholar Puso (Graduate Student, (Business Administration, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
Mar. 29-31, Friday - Sunday, "World Order, Global Justice, and the Perils of Anarchy: The International System in the 21st Century" a Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) symposium. See article in MSU Announcements.
April 2, Tuesday, at the University of Michigan: "The Democratic Transition in Africa: Nine Case Studies" Faculty Research Seminar series sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, with Boubacar Barry (Visiting Professor in CAAS, History, and the International Institute, University of Michigan). 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., 214 West Engineering Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Call (313) 764-5513.
April 4, Thursday, "Repatriation of Eritrean Refugees from the Sudan" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Hagos Kafil (Business Consultant, Kalamazoo, Michigan), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
April 5, Friday, "Hyena's," film produced and directed by Djibril Diop Mambety. African Film Festival: Africa's Africa: Films by and about Africans, 7:00 p.m. in 128 Natural Science Building. Free and the public is invited. Discussion following the film.
Apr. 8-12, Monday - Friday, Religion in America seminar sponsored by the Department of History and the African Studies Center, with twelve African scholars.
April 10, Wednesday, "Insights into the Tijaniyya Order in the 19th and 20th Centuries," 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center. Visiting African scholars on the panel include: Fatima Harrak, Assimi Kouanda, and Mai Korema Zakari, with Ousmane Kane presiding. (See related article in MSU Announcements.)
April 11, Thursday, "What Nigerian's Want" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Ike Iyioke (feature writer with "The Guardian Newspapers, Ltd.") 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
April 11, Thursday, "Mauritania and Senegal: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," will be held 3:00 - 5:00 p.m, in Spartan Room C, International Center. Visiting African Scholars on the panel include Ibrahima Sall, Abdel Wedoud Ould Cheikh, and Penda Mbow, with MSU Professor David Robinson, presiding. (See related article in MSU Announcements).
April 12, Friday, "Moroccan Women Through Ben Jalloun's Fiction" SID Luncheon seminar with Majat Sebti (Professor of English, University Muhammad V, Rabat, and Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
April 12, Friday, Reception honoring the African Scholars visiting MSU for the "Religion in America" seminar. 3:00 p.m. in Spartan Room B, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
April 15-22, Monday - Monday, "Africa toward the 21st Century: Vision, Problems and Prospects" African Cultural Week. On April 15-19 there will be a display and video presentation in the International Center lobby, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
April 17, Wednesday, African, African-American Students Discussion on Issues Facing Africa. African Culture Week presentation, 12:00 noon, Spartan Rooms B & C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
April 18, Thursday, "Africa toward the 21st Century: Vision, Problems and Prospects" African Studies Center Brown Bag during the African Cultural Week. Keynote speaker will be Ngwarsungu Chiwengo (Associate Professor, English, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama) and a panel discussion at 12:00 noon in Spartan Rooms B & C.
April 19, Friday, Africa, Vision, Problems and Prospects, African Cultural Week seminar hosted by the Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) and the African Student Union. 12:00 Noon in Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
April 19, Friday, "Allah Tantou" ("God's Will"), film produced and directed by David Achkar. African Film Festival: Africa's Africa: Films by and about Africans, 7:00 p.m. in 128 Natural Science Building. Free and the public is invited. Discussion following the film.
April 20, Saturday, African Cultural Night: Dinner, Dance and Fashion Show at the MacDonald Middle School, East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. David Wiley (Sociology and Director, the African Studies Center) will introduce the keynote speaker, Dr. Lee June (Vice President of MSU), who will talk on MSU and Africa toward the 21st Century. Future issues of the Tuesday Bulletin will provide more information on this event.
April 22, Monday, Africa and the International Community toward the 21st Century, African Cultural Week event with guest speaker, Amos Midzi, Zimbabwean Ambassador to the United States. 6:00 p.m. in the Erickson Hall Kiva, MSU.
"World Order, Global Justice, and the Perils of Anarchy: The International System in the 21st Century" a Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) symposium, will be held in the Ohio State Room of the MSU Union. On Friday evening, a CASID Distinguished Speaker Presentation, featuring Raimo Vayrynen (Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame) will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Gold Room of the MSU Union. He will talk on "Strategies for Conflict Resolution in the 21st Century." This symposium is sponsored by the College of Social Science, James Madison College, International Studies and Programs, Office of the Provost, MSU, and the Office of the Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies, MSU. For more information, contact CASID at (517) 353-5925.
"Religion in America" is the title of a seminar that will be held at Michigan State University on April 8 - 12, 1996. In attendance will be 12 African scholars (see "Tuesday Bulletin #9", March 12, 1996) who will be in the United States for two weeks due to grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and USIA. The first week they will be attending a conference at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) on the subject, "Tijaniyya Traditions and Societies in West Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries."
The second week the scholars will be at Michigan State University where they will be attending a seminar, "Religion in America," which will be run by American Studies faculty from Arts and Letters.
Other events scheduled include two panel discussions on Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11. A reception in honor of the visiting African scholars will be held Friday, April 12. (See the Events section for more information.)
The visiting African scholars will be at Michigan State University from April 6 - 13 and will have some free time. Anyone wishing to contact them, can contact Cheikh Babou at (517) 353-7904 to make arrangements, or call the African Studies Center at (517) 353-1700.
A Winter 1996 Dialogue Series on South Africa will be hosted by the University of Michigan Center for Afroamerican and African Studies in March and April. This series of informal talks on contemporary South Africa will be held from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. in the CAAS Library Conference Room, 214 West Engineering Building. The talks are free and open to the public. For more information, call (313) 764-5513.
A lecture series on African Archaeology will be held in March and April 1996 by the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology. For a listing of the speakers and their topics, contact the Museum at (313) 764-0485.
AFRICA-RELATED COURSES AT MSU
"Contemporary Issues in International Development: An Exploration of Audio-Visuals" is the title of ANP 491 which will be offered Fall semester 1996 and Spring Semester 1997. The goal of this course is to advance understanding of current global issues through analysis of audio-visual materials. Over the course of the semester, the class will meet nine times to view and discuss films and videos that deal with issues such as the environment, agricultural transformation, political transitions, and social movements. To conform to university regulations, at least one additional hour will be arranged. Students will be expected to participate actively in discussions and to prepare several three-page papers in which they reflect on the material presented. Open to all students.
This one credit course is offered by the Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID), Women and International Development Program (WID), and the Department of Anthropology. For more information, contact the WID office at (517) 353-5040.
The 1996 All-African Student Conference will be held at Temple University in Philadelphia from May 17 - 19, 1996. The theme of the conference is "Africa Past and Present: Strategies for the Continual Unification of all African People." Goals of the conference include the exchange of ideas and information aimed at the liberation of African people. Contact: All African Students Conference, c/o Department of African American Studies, Temple University, Gladfelter Hall-8th floor, 13th & Berks Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19122, Attn: Khadija O. Turner. Phone: (215) 204-8528. Fax: (215) 849-7001. E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS
The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan has established an interdisciplinary and international project on "Africa Peoples in the Industrial Age." Applications from postdoctoral scholars in the humanities for a one-year residential fellowship are invited. Contact: Rockefeller Fellows Program, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, 200 West Engineering Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1092. Phone: 313/764-5513.
The Social Science Research Council offers three month "Visiting Scholar Fellowships" for African post-doctoral researchers and professionals for study in international peace, security and related issues. Offered to those who have not had the opportunity to study outside of their home countries. Contact: Social Science Research Council IPs Programs, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158. Phone: 212/661-0280.
The USAID Mission to Ethiopia is seeking the assistance of a Senior Food Policy Advisor to help it formulate and monitor its food system policy reform program. Ph. D. in agricultural economics or a closely related field is required. Further details available in the Reference Room, 219 Agriculture Hall, MSU (details cannot be given out over the telephone).
Message-Id: <9603250208.AA18577@serv1.cl.msu.edu> From: Judith Lessard <21248JL@ibm.cl.msu.edu> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 12, March 26, 1996
Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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