MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/09/99

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/09/99

Issue No. 9, Spring 1999
March 9, 1999
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
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March 11, Thursday


March 18, Thursday "Political Parties in a New African Democracy: Ethnic Accommodation and Democratic Survival in Malawi." African Studies Center Brown Bag with Kimberly Butler, Advanced Ph.D. Graduate Student (Dept of Political Science, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

March 25, Thursday "An Anthropologist Views 50 Years of African Studies."African Studies Center Brown Bag with Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus (Univ of Washington) and former President of ASA, 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

MSU ANNOUNCEMENTS African Graduate Student Listserv The organizers of the 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Conference in African Studies have established the AfrGradL listserv to encourage discussion among graduate students interested in Africa.The list is open to all graduate students interested in Africa and discussions are not limited to conference issues. AfrGradL will soon publish a webpage at <http:/h>.To subscribe, send the following command to subscribe afrgrad-l First name Last name, Institution.

Publications Okechuku C. Iheduru has published an article on "The Politics of Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa," for the International Journal of African Studies. Vol. I. 2, Spring, 1998, pp 27-72.

4th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference - MSU 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies to be held at Michigan State University, September 10-12, 1999. (See Conferences for details).

CONFERENCES 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies The graduate students in African Studies and the African Studies Center invite graduate students to the 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies.The conference will be held on September 10-12 at Michigan State University.Graduate papers in any field at any level are accepted.This is an interdisciplinary conference meant to provide graduate students from all over the country, especially those from the Midwest, with an opportunity to present their work in a collegial and friendly atmosphere.There will also be forums addressing current issues of interest among graduate students in African Studies.Short abstracts not exceeding one half-page, single-spaced,

title page with the name of the author(s), institutional affiliation, address, phone number and/

email address should be submitted by April 15, 1999.Completed papers will be due to panel discussants by August 23, 1999.For submission of abstracts and more information about registration and accommodation write to: 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference, African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 100 International Programs Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Further queries may be directed to: Tim Carmichael,, Ghislaine Lydon,, Manelisi Gene,

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK The Centre of African Studies announces a conference on "Africa, Islam and Development" to be held on May 26-27, 1999 at the University of Edinburgh.The conference themes cover Islam, cultural integrity and global forces, Islamic movements and the critique and advocacy for the (Islamicising) state; and related topics.There will be a particular interest in countries like South Africa, Somali, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Sudan, Kenya and Algeria.For bookings and more information contact: Pravina King, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, 7 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW; Telephone: 0131 650 3878; Fax: 0131 650 6535;Email:

Call for Papers

The Sudan Studies Association of North America (SSA) announces a call for papers for its annual conference at Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts.The theme of the conference is "Sudan: Dilemmas and Prospects." Abstract should be approximately 150 words, including the title of the presentation.Graduate students and scholars who specialize in Sudan and neighboring countries are encouraged to participate in the conference.

Panel proposals and abstract must be sent to: Dr. Ann M.Lesch, Villanova University, Political Science Department, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085;Fax: (610) 519-7487;Email: deadline for proposals is May 1, 1999.For more information contact: Dr. Malik Balla, African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 100 Center for International Programs, East Lansing, MI. 48824-1035;Telephone: (517) 432-3569;Fax: (517) 432-2735;Email: or Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud, Department of Comparative Religion, Miner Hall, Medford, MA 02155;Telephone: (617) 627-2536; Fax: (617) 627-3191;Email:


2000-2001 Fulbright Awards for U.S. Faculty and Professionals Opportunities for lecturing or advanced research in over 130 countries are available to college and university faculty and professionals outside academe. U.S. citizenship and the Ph.D. or comparable professional qualifications are required. For lecturing awards, university or college teaching experience is expected.Foreign language skills are needed in some countries, but most lecturing assignments are in English.

Deadlines for 2000-2001 Fulbright Awards:May 1, 1999 for distinguished Fulbright chairs in Western

Europe and Canada;August 1, 1999 for lecturing and research grants in academic year 2000-2001; November 1, 1999 for international education and academic administrator seminars; January 1, 2000 for NATO advanced research fellowships and institutional grants.

1999-2000 Fulbright Grants still available in Ethiopia, Niger and Senegal for U.S. Scholars. For more information, U.S. citizens contact:USIA Fulbright Scholar Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5L, Box PLST, Washington, DC 20008-3009; Telephone: (202) 686-7877; World Wide Web:; (requests for application materials only).Citizens of other participating countries must apply in that country.

University of Wisconsin - Madison

The African Studies Program at the UW-Madison announces that funds are available to offer Scholar Access Grants to "Africa-interested" faculty at colleges in Wisconsin and other Upper Midwest states.The purpose of these grants is to allow scholars from other institutions to conduct research in the UW libraries and to consult with Africa specialists at the university.

Grants are available for the spring and summer semesters 1999, but must be used before August 15, 1999.A letter of application including a brief description of the project, the dates the applicant wishes to go to Madison, the expected duration of the stay, an estimate of transportation and other costs, and a curriculum vitae should be sent to: James Delehanty, Associate Director. African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 205 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI53706.The application deadline is March 19, 1999.


Student Exchange Program

The African Diaspora Konnection's invites application for the "FRIENDS" Students Exchange Program scheduled for June 13 to July 3, 1999 in Banjul, The Gambia and Dakar, Senegal.The program is intended to increase global awareness and acceptance of other cultures, to promote international understanding through education and travel experiences.The applicants must be students in grades 5-12 with an interest in learning about African culture, making new friends, and flexible and open to adapt to both school and family life abroad.The program includes a three week home stay in Senegal and Gambia.For more information contact: Earna TerefeKassa, African Diaspora Konnection's "Friends", 15915 Harden Circle, Southfield, MI. 48075;Telephone: (248) 557-6701; Fax (248) 557-6159;Email:


Ohio State University - Asst. Professor

Ohio State University at Mansfield invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in African Studies.The position is for September 1999.The candidate must be qualified

to teach introductory survey courses in African History and Literature as well as some advanced

courses in either area.A Ph.D., teaching experience, research, publication and a strong commitment to undergraduate education are needed.A letter of application, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research and teaching interests, a sample of professional writing and three letters of recommendation must be sent to: Dr. Frederick C. Dahlstrand, Associate Dean, Ohio State University, 1680 University Drive, Mansfield, OH 44906-1599. For recent or prospective Ph.D., it might be helpful to include a graduate school transcript.Review of applications begins March 15, 1999.

State University of New York-Albany

The Department of Africana Studies invites applications for a visiting assistant professorship either in the area of African History, preferably West Africa, or in the area of African-American sociology. This is a one year appointment with possibility of renewal beginning September, 1999. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.A letter of application, curriculum vitae, short publications or writing samples, evidence of teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation must be sent to: Professor Kwado A. Sarfoh, Chair, Department of Africana Studies, University at Albany (SUNY), 1400 Washington Avenue (BA 115), Albany, New York, 12222;E mail: of applications will begin March 15, 1999.

Dakota Wesleyan University - History

Dakota Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of assistant professor of History to begin August, 1999.The responsibilities of the position includes teaching survey courses in World or U.S. History, introductory courses in American and State and Local Government, and upper division courses in nonU.S. subjects, preferably including one in Asian, African, or Latino History.A Masters degree is required but a Ph.D. is preferred.Previous college teaching experience, diverse general knowledge background, and a commitment to liberal arts education is desired.Candidates must send a cover letter explaining desire to teach at DWU, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Lori Long, Director of Human Resources, History Search Committee, Dakota Wesleyan University, 1200 West University Avenue, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301-4398; Telephone: (805) 992-2648; Email: closing date for applications is March 12, 1999.

Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 14:42:47 -0500 From: MSU African Studies Center <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 9

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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