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MSU ANNOUNCEMENTS CONFERENCES OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS FELLOWSHIPS STUDY ABROAD
April 28, Wednesday
African Media Program Brown Bag Film Series: 12:00 2:00p.m., Room 201, International Center. Featured Film: a)"In Her Own Image," 1991, (28 min): A series of films that focus on women's struggles for equality in the developing world and in the North. b) "Global Links: Women of the Third World," 1987, (28 min): A study of women from different parts of the world.
April 29, Thursday
"Social Capital, Political Participation, and Local Government Performance: Some Observations from Uganda." African Studies Center Brown Bag with Jennifer Widner, Faculty (Political Science and Institute for Social Research, Univ. of Michigan), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
May 5, Wednesday
African Media Program Brown Bag Film Series: 12:00 2:00p.m., Room 201, International Center. Featured film: "Taafe Fanga, 1997, (95 min): The Director, Adama Drabo tries to make some serious points about the status of women in Africa today.
Note: This is the last bulletin for the semester.
Course Announcements Fall 1999
Political Science 853
"The Political Economy of Development," is being offered by Professor Nicolas van de Walle. The seminar surveys the major policy issues in the developing world today and the political economy literature. The class will focus on different theories of economic change, distribution politics, the economic role of the state, the politics of reform and the relationship between regime type and development. For more information contact Professor van de Walle at 353-8486 or email: email@example.com.
Political Science 392-2
The Department of Political Science is offering "Women and Politics: An International Perspective." The focus of the course is to study women and politics in comparative, feminist and crosscultural (western and non-western) perspectives in Africa, Latin America, Asia and West Indies. Classes are Monday and Wednesday, room 207 Berkey Hall, 3:00 - 4:50 p.m.. For further details, contact the instructor, Chandra Mudaliar at 355-7925; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Upper-level African scholars are strongly encouraged to take this course.
Fall 1999 Anthropology 431
"Gender, Environment and Development," is the title of this course being offered to upper level undergraduate and graduate students. This seminar examines the relationship among processes of
environmental change, development and gender differentiation in contemporary anthropological and other social science literature. Course content includes readings on Africa, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. Meeting time and place is Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:50 p.m., room 321 Baker Hall. For further information contact the instructor: Dr. Anne Ferguson, Dept. of Anthropology, 353-5040; email@example.com.
4th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference
4th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies to be held at Michigan State University, September 10-12, 1999. (See Conferences for details).
The University of Edinburgh
The Centre of African Studies announces the Annual International African Studies Conference to be held May 26 - 27, 1999. The theme of the conference is, "Africa, Islam and Development." For registration and additional 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; E- mail: P.King@ed.ac.uk
4th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies
The MSU 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/ e-mail 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 Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Further queries may be directed to: Tim Carmichael, firstname.lastname@example.org net.msu.edu, Ghislaine Lydon, email@example.com net.msu.edu, or Manelisi Genge, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Keyan G. Tomaselli, former South African visiting scholar at Michigan State University, has reprinted his book, titled: "Appropriating Images: The Semiotics of Visual Representation." Aarhus: Intervention Press, November 1996, 1999, 332pp. Photographs, Index, ISBN 8789825055. For further information contact: (Europe) Intervention in Africa," will provide students with the opportunity
to study alongside Kenyan students in courses taught by KU faculty. Courses are taught in English and an additional course in Kenyan culture will enable the participants to experience the varied cultural aspects of the country. Excursions include two weekend safaris and several trips to museums and other areas of interest. Apply to Professor O live Mugenda, Director Institutional Linkages and International Programmes, Kenyatta University, P.O.Box 43844, Nairobi, Kenya. Telephone: 810901 19 or 811622/812722. Fax: 811575.
Attend the Michigan Summit on Africa Inaugural Meeting
Saturday, June 5, 1999 Detroit 8 am 5 pm
at the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church
(James Couzens Avenue at Seven Mile Road off the Lodge Freeway)
Representatives John Conyers and Carolyn Kilpatrick (invited) State Senators Virgil Smith and Jackie Vaughn
Discussions on: African Democracy and Human Rights; Economic Development, Trade and Investment, and Job Creation; Education and Culture; Peace and Security; and Sustainable Development, Quality of Life, and the Environment.
For details and registration, see the Michigan Summit on Africa Website at :
<http//www.isp.msu.edu/Africanstudies/summit/index.htm> or email: email@example.com
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 16:46:58 -0400 From: MSU African Studies Center <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 16
Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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