UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 7 (March. 9, 1998)

UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 7 (March. 9, 1998)

Vol. 5, no. 7 (March 9, 1998)


March 21.Conference:Rebuilding Public Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:Opportunities and Issues Presented by Emerging Nations.Blue Auditorium, UConn Health Center, Farmington. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Co-Chairs:Diafuka Saila-Ngita, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, UConn, and Stephen Schensul, Center for International Community Health Studies, UConn Health Center. For info:Tel: 860-679-1570;

March 23.Film.Xala (Senegal, 1974).Monteith 143, 6 p.m.


March 11.Talk.Larry W. Bowman (UConn).Contemporary Trends in Africa.World Affairs Council (Hartford),Bank of Boston Bldg., 100 Pearl St., Hartford.noon.

March 11.Talk.Randall Robinson (President, Transafrica). Defending the Spirit:A Black Life in America.Room 102, Pound Hall, Harvard Law School, Cambridge,4:00 p.m.

March 16.Talk. Konrad Tuchscherer (Boston U). Africa and the Art and Science of Writing--A Survey of Autochthonous West Africa Scripts.ASC, Boston U, 270 Bay State Road, noon-1:30 p.m.

March 18.Talk.Malcolm McPherson (Harvard). Is Africa on the Move? Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge St., Harvard U, 4:00 p.m.

March 18.Talk.Fred Schaffer (MIT).When Disciples Vote: Religious Obedience and Electoral Choice among the Mourides of Senegal, ASC, Boston U, 270 Bay State Rd., Boston.noon-1:30 p.m.

March 20.Talk.J. F. Ade Ajayi (Univ. Ibadan). Indigenization and Identity in the African Church:The Continuing Relevance of Samuel Crowther.Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect St., New Haven. 12:15 p.m.

March 20.Talk.Ruth Stone (Indiana U). Traveling Home: Death, Music and Politics in Liberia.Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge St, Harvard, 12:3-2:00 p.m.

March 23.Talk.Phyllis Clark (Boston U).Of Parrots and Pupils: Rethinking the Authenticity Paradigm in Relaitons to Contemporary African Culture.ASC, Boston U, noon-1:30 p.m.

March 24.Talk.William Foltz (Yale).Intelligence Analysis and U.S. Policy Toward Africa.Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse, Yale.4:00 p.m. _________________________________________________________________

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS:Pan African Association of Anthropologists, July 21-24, 1998, Cotonou, Benin. Theme:Cultural Pluralism and Globalization: What Perspectives for Africa?For info:PAAA, BP 1862, Yaounde, Cameroon. FAX:237-221-873.

CONFERENCE:The African Renaissance:Opportunities and Implications for the U.S. and the World.Chair:Amb. Andrew Young, Washington, DC, April 29-30, 1998.Participants will include:Kofi Annan, Graca Machel, Thabo Mbeki, Salim Salim, and William Richardson.For info: Michael Sinclair, 1450 G. St., Ste. 250, WDC 20005. FAX: 202-347-5274.

CONFERENCE:African Heritge Studies Assn. Theme:Reparations, Repatriations and Reconstruction:African People in the 21st Century. New Orleans, March 26-29, 1998.For info:

FELLOWSHIPS:The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help invites applications for its 1998-99 fellows program.The fellowships support nine-month field study opportunities with self-help, economic development projects.The emphasis is on Africa.Applications are due April 8, 1998.For info:Tel:602-443-1800; FAX: 602-443-1824.

TEACH IN AFRICA:Contact the Institute for International Cooperation and Development about opportunities to teach in Mozambique.For info: IICD, Box 103, Williamstown, MA 01267. TEL: 413-458-9828; E-mail:; WEB:

The IICD also offers opportunities to work on rural community projects in Zambia. Same info contacts as above. ______________________________________________________________________

UCONN AFRICA NOTES is published electronically each Monday during the academic year by the Center for Contemporary African Studies at the University of Connecticut. Anyone wishing to be on the mailing list should send their E-mail address to Larry W. Bowman.

We will happily list and publicize Africa-related activities occurring throughout Southern New England.Items for inclusion should be sent directly to Larry W. Bowman, Director, CCAS, Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269;;FAX:860-486-3347

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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