JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin (01/28/01)

JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin (01/28/01)

Issue No. 2, Spring 2002
January 28, 2002





The University of Pennsylvania looks to hire a candidate to serve as African Language Coordinator in the African Studies Center and as teacher of one of our regularly-taught African languages (such as Swahili, Yoruba, Twi, or Wolof). The position requires a candidate with experience in developing, managing, and coordinating a university-level African language program. The candidate will need to conduct language teaching workshops, oversee language teaching for conformity and quality control, supervise the teaching of languages which have little or no teaching resources, and coordinate a unique individualized language teaching/learning program. We look for someone with skills in developing multi-media materials for language instruction, including the use of the Internet, as well as someone with experience in grant writing to secure local and national funding for development of language materials and other projects related to African language teaching and learning. The candidate is expected to be actively involved in language associations and willing to collaborate with other language teachers in Africa-related projects.

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Language Education, or related field required, as well as experience in African language teaching at all levels of language proficiency.

Please send application letter, resume, and at least three letters of recommendation to:
Director, African Studies Center
University of Pennsylvania
649 Williams Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
Applications are in the process of being reviewed.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


African Studies Center:

January 30, 2002
Undergraduate Brown Bag Presentation:
"Studying in Tanzania," presented by Penn-in-Dar-es-Salaam Students 12 noon, 652 Williams Hall.

February 1, 2002
Outreach Workshop:
Cost-Effective Strategies for Acquiring Area Studies Materials for Community Colleges
10a.m.-4p.m.; Gates Room, Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania Campus.

February 2, 2002
Outreach Workshop:
Islam in Africa
1:00p.m.- 4:00p.m., G17 Logan Hall;
Sponsors: ASC, Islamic Cultural Preservation & Information Council (ICPIC).

February 8, 2002
Spring Lecture Series:
Liberal Governance and Resistance to it: An Example from Tanzania James Giblin, University of Iowa
12 noon-1:30p.m, Griski Room, 3rd Floor, Houston Hall.

February 9, 2002
Outreach Workshop:
Global Aspects of Islam
1:00p.m -4:00p.m, G17 Logan Hall;
Sponsors: ASC, Middle East Studies Center, and Center for East Asian Studies.

February 13, 2002
Africa Film Series:
Our Friends at the Bank
5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. (location TBA).

February 15, 2002
Outreach Workshop:
Teaching About African Languages
3:00p.m.-5:00p.m., Lotus Academy, 340 East Haines Street.

February 22, 2002
Spring Lecture Series:
Social Deaths and Resurrection:
"Conversion to Islam among the Slaves of Cape Town John Mason, University of Virginia, 12 noon-1:30p.m., Griski Room, 3rd Floor, Houston Hall.

February 27, 2002
Undergraduate Brown Bag Presentation:
(Topic TBA), 12 noon, 652 Williams Hall.

March 1, 2002
Scholar For A Day
Professor Maurice Bloch
London School of Economics (UK),
8:30a.m-5:30p.m. (location TBA).

The graduate students and faculty of the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania are happy to announce that Professor Maurice Bloch will be the 2002 Scholar for a Day. This event, which consists of a day-long seminar, organized by graduate students of all disciplines, is designed to provide students and faculty with exposure to a leading scholar in African Studies. The African Studies Center has previously hosted Jane Guyer (1995), John and Jean Comaroff (1996), Valentin Y. Mudimbe (1997), Ngugi Wa Thiongo (1998), Joahnnes Fabian (1999), Karin Barber (2000), and Terence Ranger (2001). Anyone who is interested in being a discussant of the four sessions of the seminar should contact the chairs of the planning committee:

Elisa Elisa von Joeden-Forgey ( David Samper (dsamper@sas.

March 6, 2002
Spring Lecture Series:
Labor History in Tanzania
Frederick Kaijage, University of Dar-es-Salaam, 12 noon-1:30p.m. (location TBA).

March 13, 2002
Africa Film Series:
Long Nights Journey into Day, 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. (location TBA).

March 15, 2002
Outreach Workshop:
Teaching about African Cultures, 3:00p.m.-6:00p.m. (location TBA).

March 22, 2002
Spring Lecture Series:
Money in Atlantic Africa
Jane Guyer, Northwestern University, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., Griski Room, 3rd Floor, Houston Hall.

March 26, 2002
Outreach Workshop:
Africa in US Media, 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. (location TBA).

April 3, 2002
The Smell of Money: African Entrepreneurs in New York CityProfessor Paul Stoller, West Chester University (time and location TBA).

April 5, 2002
African Language Cultural Day 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. (location TBA).

April 4, 2002
Outreach Workshop:
Teaching about African Immigrants
Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, 3:30p.m.-6:00p.m., 18 South Seventh Street.

April 11-14, 2002
Liberian Studies Association
12 noon-1:30p.m., University Sheraton Hotel.

April 12, 2002
Spring Lecture Series:
Race and Crime in Colonial Zanzibar
Jonathan Glassman, 12 noon-1:30p.m., Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall, # 218.

April 26, 2002
Outreach Workshop:
Doing Business in Africa
9:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall,#218.


Penn in Dar-Es-Salaam
University of Dar-Es-Salaam
July 8th to August 9th. 2002

Penn in Dar-Es-Salaam is a five week program which provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to study at the University of Dar-Es-Salaam, in Tanzania. The program offers a menu of courses covering topics on Tanzania and other East African countries. Courses range from Government and Politics, Development, Conflict Resolution in Africa, and Ki-Swahili Language and Culture. There will be weekly field trips for each course within and around Dar-es-Salaam.

Application deadline is April 1st, 2002. For further information, please contact:

Dr. Paul Kaiser
Associate Director
African Studies Center
Penn-in-Dar Es Salaam Program
647 Williams Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215 898 6971

Group Projects Abroad in Africa (GPA)

The Association of African Studies Programs and the African Language Teachers Association announce the Fulbright-Hays Advanced Intensive Summer 2002 Group Projects Abroad in Africa for:

Kiswahili (





International Conference on "Africa in Europe" (Italy)

Conference title: "IMAGES OF AFRICA IN EUROPE" (April 19-20, 2002). The conference will be sponsored by the University of Trieste, the Univeristy of Genova, IULM of Milan (Italy), the French Cultural Center in Milan, the WWF Lombardia. Conference organizer: Dr. El Hadj Alioune N' Diaye (Ph.D, African-Asian Studies, University of Siena, Italy).

1. To create awareness of Africa in Europe; 2. To highlight Italy's role as a geographical and intellectual "bridge"
between Europe and Africa;
3. To positively contribute to the current debate on North - South
relations and Globalization.

For further information please contact:

Dr. El Hadj Alioune N' Diaye, Ph.D.
African-Asian Studies
University of Siena (Italy )

International Conference on the "Horn of Africa" in Rome (Italy)

Conference title: "Horn of Africa between History and Politics" (Rome, May 25-27, 2002).

This conference will be sponsored by the University of Bologna, the University of Roma Tor Vergata, the University of Rome Tre, the University of Dalarna, (Sweden), and the Centre Etudes et Recherches Internationales (CERI), Paris.

1. Historical and political analysis of the Italian presence in the
Horn of Africa and the role of the humanistic disciplines in the
historical relationships between Italy and Africa. 2. The role of the NGOs and the main operative projects: critical
analysis of the past and future perspectives. 3. A contribution to peace: Discussion with official Italian and
African representatives.

Dr. A.M. Gentili, Dr. M. Papa, Dr. I . Taddia (University of Bologna) Dr. H. Marcus (Michigan State university) Dr. L. Cassanelli (University of Pennsylvania) Dr. R. Marchal (CERI Paris)

For further information please contact:

Irma Taddia
Dipartimento di Discipline Storiche (Department of Historical Disciplines) Piazza S. Giovanni in Monte 2
40124 Bologna, Italy
Tel. 051 209 76 74
Fax 051 209 76 20

Conference Title:
"Africa in the Context of North-South Relations" (9th
Conference of Africanists)
Conference Date:
May 21-23, 2002
Conference Location:
Moscow, Russia
Conference Organizing Committee,
Institute for African Studies. 103001, 30/1,
Spiridonovka Street, Moscow, Russia,
Tel. 290 27 52, 290 63 85, fax 202 07 86,
E-mail:, copy to
Prof Alexei Vassiliev
Chair, Conference Organizing Committee
Chair, Academic Council on Problems of Africa,
Director, Institute for African Studies, RAS



Conference Title:
"7th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies" Conference Date:
March 22-24, 2002
Conference Location:
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Deadline:
February 11, 2002 (Abstract submission) Abstract Length:
200 words abstract
7TH Annual Graduate Conference, Center for AfroAmerican and African Studies
University of Michigan, 550 East University
106 West Hall Building,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1092.
Kate Luongo, Co-Chair
Monica Patterson, Co- Chair,

Conference Title:
"Fieldwork In Africa" (Interdisciplinary Symposium by the
West African Research Association--WARA) Conference Date:
12-15 June, 2002
Conference Location:
Dakar, Senegal
January 31, 2002 (Abstract submission in French or
English--less than one page)
In Africa:
Wendy Wilson Fall, Director
West African Research Center
Rue E x Leon G. Damas
Fann Residence, BP 5456
Dakar, Senegal
Phone:(221) 8-24-20-62
Fax: (221) 8-24-20-58

In the USA:
Leigh Swigart, US Director
West African Research Association
African Studies Center
Boston University
270 Bay State Road
Boston MA, USA
Phone: 617-353-8902
Fax: 617-353-4975

Conference Title:
"Blackness in a Globalized World" (Dialogues on the Diaspora,
International Conference organized by the Association of
Black Anthropologists)
Conference Date:
June 17-21, 2002
Conference Location:
Panama City, Panama
February 15, 2002 (Abstract Submission) Abstracts of must be
submitted in both hard copy and disk forms (MS Word).
include name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses and
professional affiliation.
Abstract Length:
200 Words
Cheryl Rodriguez, Associate Professor
Africana Studies Department FAO 173
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida 33620-8100
Phone: 813/974-4435

Conference Title:
"The Global Legacy and Application of the Vision of Booker T.
Washington: Science, Technology and Education" Conference Date:
June 19-21, 2002
Conference Location:
Campus of West Virginia State College, Institute, WV. Featuring
The Booker T Washington Family Reunion & the African Zion Church. Deadline:
February 22, 2002 (Abstract submission). Abstract Length:
200 word abstracts
Dr. C. Stuart McGehee, Dean, School of Social Sciences
307 Hill Hall, Campus Box 162, West Virginia State College
Institute, West Virginia 25112- 1000
Phone: (304) 766-3240, Fax: (304) 766- 5186

Conference Title:
"Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM)" Conference Dates:
November 2002
Conference Location:
Arusha, Tanzania
Martin Alilo, MIM Secretariat,
Multilateral Initiative on Malaria, Fogarty International
Center, National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive
MSC 2220, Building 31, Room B2C39, Bethesda, MD
20892; e-mail:

Conference Title:
"Language Instruction for Diverse Users"
Innovation in Language Instruction--National US/ED Title VI NRC,
LRC, and CIBER Centers Project)
Conference Dates:
March 9-11, 2003
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C.
Prof. Roger Bresnahan, Coordinator
Phone: 517-355-3507
E-mail: or Prof.
Margo Glew, Assistant Coordinator
Phone: 517-432-2286


Journal Title:
"Ethical Issues in Southern African Archives and Libraries"
(Special issue, no.24, of the Journal Innovation--Pietermaritzburg) Themes:
- Various ethical issues surrounding the handling of, and access
to archives and intellectual property.
- A practical approach to library issues of general interest
- Original, controversial or even provocative viewpoints
- Critical understanding of the socio-political, educational and
economic realities of contemporary South and Southern Africa
commitment to library and information work in a post-apartheid
South Africa.
Article Length:
Submit articles (3,000 - 4,000)
shorter contributions (up to 1,000 words)
Each article should be accompanied by an abstract of not more
than 100 words.
Dr Peter Limb, Africana Bibliographer, MSU Libraries
100 Library, Room E224B, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1048, USA
Phone: (517) 432-4983; Fax: (517) 432-3532.
Email: or

Book Title:
"HIV/AIDS and African Children: Health Challenges and Educational
Arvind Singhal and W. Stephen Howard Ohio University Themes:
- public health;
- communication;
- education;
- development;
- social work;
- submissions with implications for policy, strategy, and advocacy. Article Length:
Abstract of 200 words with contact information and brief
biographies of all authors should accompany the manuscript.
Full-length chapters (6,000 to 7,000 words).
Shorter case-studies (1,000 to 2,500 words). Submission Deadline:
April 1, 2002.
Please mail one hard copy of the manuscript and one copy on floppy
disk (in MS-Word format) for consideration to Steve Howard, Director,
African Studies Program, Burson House, Ohio University, Athens, OH
45701, USA.
Submissions may also be made via email attachments to: For substantive information, please feel free to
contact either of the volume editors; Arvind Singhal
(Tel: 740-593-4903; Fax: 740-593-4810; email:
or W.Stephen Howard (Tel: 740-593-1834; Fax: 740-593-1837; email:


The African Women's Development Fund

The African's Women's Development Fund is a fund- raising and grant-making fund which supports the work of the African women's movement. The beneficiaries of the fund will be local, national and regional African women's organizations working in women's human rights, economic empowerment, political empowerment and feminist leadership development. For more information contact:

Bisi Adeleye Fayemi, Executive
Director, Akina Mama wa Afrika, 334-336 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7LQ, UK. E-mail:
Phone: +44 (0) 7713 5166. Fax: +44 (0) 7713 1959.

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund provides financial assistance to women from developing countries during their studies in the United States. The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara and her commitment to the well being of women and children in developing countries. The purpose of the grant is to support education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries. Previous grant recipients were studying agriculture, architecture and urban planning, civil engineering, education, forestry, journalism, nursing, nutrition, pediatrics, public administration, public health, social sciences and social work.

The MMMF, which is administered by the World Bank Volunteer Services at the World Bank, will award five grants of about $11,000 in 2002; grants are not renewable. Application forms for the 2002/2003 academic year will be available from September 2001 until January 31, 2002. The deadline for receiving completed applications is February 1, 2002. The MMMF will notify recipients after April 30, 2002.

In order to receive an application, or to get more information, please don't hesitate to contact MMMF by fax, e-mail or in writing at the following address:

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) 1818 H Street NW, MSN H2-204
Washington DC 20433
Tel.: (202) 473-8751
Fax: (202)-676-0419

West African Research Association (WARA)


2002 WARA/WARC Collaborative Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship Program

We are hereby announcing the 2002 Fellowship Competition with the hope that the information will reach a large number of potential candidates. The announcement will also appear on the WARA website in the near future (see website address at the end of this announcement). The West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal, is offering two (2) fellowships, each of which will support a pair of researchers (one researcher based in a West African institution and one based in a North American institution). The two pairs of researchers will spend 2-3 months at the Center as scholars-in-residence in order to collaborate on their joint project. Priority will be given to scholars who have already initiated collaborative projects and who require work time together in order to finish a manuscript such as a book, book chapter, or journal article. Eligibility: Scholars must have a doctorate or an equivalent terminal degree (i.e., an MFA, etc.) and hold a permanent faculty or research position at a West African or a North American institution of higher education, and have a scholarly record in their field of collaborative research. Terms and conditions: Each fellowship will cover round trip air fare from the scholars home institution to Dakar, a maintenance stipend for two to three months residency ($5,000 for each researcher) in Dakar, and a supplementary $500 stipend for materials (books, software, photocopies, etc.) for the two West African fellows. Fellows are required to be in residence at WARC where they will be given office space with adequate research equipment and Internet access for the duration of the fellowships. They will also be required to conduct scholarly seminars on their research projects at the Center and to be available for consultation with other scholars associated with the Center. The Center and the Fellowship Program must be acknowledged in any publication resulting from the collaborative project.

Applications: Joint proposals, of no more than ten (10) pages in length, written by each pair of applicants, should be submitted to the WARA office in Madison, Wisconsin or the WARC/CROA office in Dakar, Senegal by the deadline date. Proposals should, in concrete terms, describe the history of the collaboration between the two scholars on the project at hand, summarize the significance of the research, the planned methodology, and the resulting publications. Curriculum vita and three (3) letters of recommendation for each applicant should be submitted to:

B.P. 5456 (Fann-Residence)
Rue E x LÈon G. Damas
Dakar, Senegal
Telephone: 9-011-221-8-24-20-62
Fax: 9-011-221-8-24-20-58
WARC/CROA website: or
African Studies Center
Boston University
270 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-353-8902
Fax: 617-353-4975

A detailed report, separate from the ultimate publication, must be submitted to WARA at the completion of the Project for publication in its newsletter. Deadline for applications: January 31, 2002. ___________________


Two (2) research fellowships are being offered for Summer of 2002 in West Africa with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. These fellowships are open to both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral candidates who wish to conduct research for a 10-12 week period in order: 1) to prepare a doctoral research proposal; 2) complete or elaborate upon earlier research; 3) enhance their understanding of a particular topic in order to improve teaching effectiveness or broaden course offerings. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who teach or are enrolled in graduate programs at institutions of higher education in the United States. Each fellowship will provide round trip travel to a West African country and a stipend of $5,000 to cover cost of living expenses. The West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal may assist with academic contacts and affiliations and recommendations for lodging in the country chosen by the fellow. Candidates must submit an essay of no more than eight (8) pages describing the concept, methodology and significance of their research project to their academic field or teaching profession. Supporting materials must include three (3) letters of recommendation by professors (for pre-doctoral candidates) or established scholars in their field (for post-doctoral candidates); a curriculum vitae; and college transcripts (for pre-doctoral candidates). Upon completion of their research, fellows are required to submit a detailed report of their work and findings. This report will subsequently be published in the WARA/WARC newsletters. Please direct inquiries and submit all relevant materials (one original and three copies) to:

WARA, African Studies Center
Boston University
270 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-353-8902
Fax: 617-353-4975
Website: Deadline for applications: January 31, 2002 ______________________


Three (3) Summer 2002 Minority Student Internships are being offered in West Africa in an effort to increase the active participation of minorities in international affairs (African-Americans, Eskimo or Aleut, Native American Indians, Mexican Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Puerto Ricans). Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the competition is open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled in the M.A. program of an accredited college or university in the United States. We strongly encourage students from HBCUs and those without previous foreign travel experience to apply. Each internship will provide round trip travel to the indicated West African country and a stipend to cover the cost of living for 6 to 8 weeks. The West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal may assist selected interns to locate lodgings, identify and establish in advance an appropriate intern affiliation with an agency, university or other suitable organization. Applicants, who have already established contacts with suitable agencies or institutions, should keep WARA well informed of their arrangements. Applicants should submit a 4-6 page statement describing 1) the kind of internship they would like to carry out, including the field of activity (e.g., education, rural development, health, etc.); 2) the country they wish to work in; 3) the contribution such an experience would make to their academic and later professional career; 4) the academic, linguistic and/or other background they possess that prepares and qualifies them for this work; and 5) any previous international experience. In addition to this personal statement, each applicant must submit three (3) letters of recommendation from professors, a resume, and college transcript(s) with his/her application. Upon completion of their internship, interns are required to submit a detailed report of their work experience. This report will be subsequently published in the WARA/WARC newsletters. Please direct inquiries and submit all relevant materials (one original and three copies) to:

African Studies Center
Boston University
270 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-353-8902
Fax: 617-353-4975
Website: Deadline for applications: January 31, 2002 ______________________


The West African Research Center is now offering six (6) travel bursaries of up to $2000 to West African scholars and graduate students. These funds may be used to: 1) Attend and read papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant's field of research; 2) Visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant's current academic work. Applications will consist of the following: a description (7 double-spaced pages maximum) of the applicant's research and how the proposed travel is relevant to this work; CV with research and teaching record when applicable; an abstract of the paper to be read and a letter of acceptance to the conference (for those wishing to attend meetings); a description of the collections to be consulted and their significance to the applicant's research (for those wishing to travel to libraries or archives). Graduate student applicants should, in addition, submit a letter of recommendation by the professor overseeing their research. For deadlines, please check with WARC/CROA in Dakar. For 2001-2002 WARC/CROA will conduct 2 application reviews: one in October and one in March. This year we allocated 7 bursaries out of a pool of 26 applications. We hope to be able to increase the number of bursaries in the very near future.

Submit applications to:
B.P. 5456 (Fann Residence)
Rue E x LÈon G. Damas
Dakar, Senegal
Telephone: 9-011-221-8-24-20-62
Fax: 9-011-221-8-24-20-58

Graduate Fellowships - University of Toronto

The University of Toronto's Faculty of Law has two graduate fellowships available to individuals from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia or possibly Central or Eastern Europe. The scholarships are designed to permit those who currently hold a law degree or equivalent qualifications to pursue a Master of Laws or Doctor of Juridical Science degrees. For more information contact:

The University of Toronto, 78
Queen's park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5, Canada; Website:
Phone: (416) 978-0213. Fax: (416) 978-2648.

Operation Crossroads

Operation Crossroads promotes cross-cultural sharing and understanding through immersion in the day to day life of an African village community through projects in the areas of health, agriculture, education and development. Crossroads projects also offer participants the opportunity to practice previously studied languages such as French or Portugese and to begin to learn African languages such as Akan or Swahili. Operation Crossroads is now accepting applications for the 2002 Pamwe Namibia program. For information and application materials contact Operation Crossroads, PO Box 5570, New York, NY 10027; tel: (212) 289-1949; fax: (212) 289-2526; e-mail:; web site: Application deadline is February 1, 2002.

Center for Black Studies--2002-03 Dissertation Fellowship

The University of California-Santa Barbara has two fellowships available to assist scholars whose research focuses on areas significant to African, Caribbean and/or African-American Studies. Applicants from all disciplines are encouraged, including humanities, social sciences, sciences and interdisciplinary fields. The recipient is required to be in residence at UC Santa Barbara during the academic year, to teach one undergraduate course and to present two public lectures. Submit curriculum vitae, a brief description of the dissertation project, a writing sample (approx. 25 pages) and 3 letters of reference to: Dissertation Fellowship Chair, UCSB Center for Black Studies, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. The application deadline is Friday, February 8, 2002. For more information, visit the web site at:

Yale University--Fulbright-Hays for Zulu

Yale University, in affiliation with the University of Natal-Pietermaritzburg, invites applications for the Fulbright-Hays Intermediate-Advanced Intensive Group Project Abroad for Zulu in South Africa, June 20 to August 7, 2002.

Applicants should be Graduate students/undergraduates who have studied one of the following languages for one academic year: isiZulu, isiXhosa, siSwati, siNdebele; and US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. To apply, go to; call Lora LeMosy at (203) 432-3436; or contact any Title VI African Studies Resource Center. The applications are due February 1, 2002.


The IIPP Fellowship program provides students with specially designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. Students are recruited from across the nation and apply as sophomores to participate in a five-year sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, and graduate study. To be eligible for this program, you must be a sophomore student, enrolled full-time at four-year (baccalaureate) institution; a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Minimum 3.2 grade point average (on 4.0- scale); a strong interest in international affairs; an underrepresented minority. This fellowship basically provides an opportunity for underrepresented minorities in the field of international relations to receive funding to pursue their career interests. Each fellow will:

1. Attend a Sophomore Summer Policy Institute following sophomore year (with stipend!)
2. Receive substantial funding to study abroad during junior year 3. Attend a Junior Summer Policy Institute following junior year (with stipend!)
4. Attend a Senior Language Institute at Middlebury College following senior year (with stipend!)
5. Internship placement
6. Receive substantial funding to pursue Master's Degree in International Affairs.

The application deadline is not until the beginning of March so you have a little time to get more information at the IIPP website at or please feel free to ask me any questions about the program (

For more information please contact:
Olutayo Akingbe
University of Pennsylvania
International Relations Major, African Studies Minor Penn African Student Association, Vice President Class of 2003


The Center of Concern offers hope for creating a global society with economic justice for all. The Center is committed to creating a world where all economic structures and policies guarantee the dignity and the basic rights of every member of the human family.

Interns will work for the new gender, trade and development Project. Graduate and junior/senior undergraduate students as well as recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. Interns must have a degree or concentration in gender, economics (with an interest in gender and international trade), and/or international affairs; good verbal and written skills. Interns are integral to the work of the global Women's project and are expected to handle administrative tasks, research information for the department and help with program work. Interns are asked to commit to the project for two to three days a week. Transportation and lunch are provided. Please mail/fax cover letters with resume and writing samples to: Candy Warner, Administrative Director, Center of Concern, 1225 Otis St., NE, Washington, DC 20017.


Semester Programs in Namibia

The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College announces its Fall 2002 program in Namibia, "Multicultural Societies in Transition: Southern African Perspectives." This program runs from September 2- December 13, 2002. The Spring semester program in Namibia focuses on "Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind." This program runs from January 27 - May 9, 2003.
Both programs combine experiential education with rigorous academic work. Students will participate in rural and urban home stays, travel to South Africa and learn from a variety of guest lecturers and field trips. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. Deadlines are April 1, 2002 for the fall program and October 15, 2002 for the spring program. For more information or an application form, contact The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College, Tel: (800) 299-8889;; Application forms can also be accessed on line.

Summer Cooperative African Language Institute

Michigan State University will host the national Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) from June 19 through July 27, 2002. The intensive five and half-week instruction in African languages with cultural exposure is offered collaboratively by the Title VI National Resource Centers for African Language and Area Studies (Boston, Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio, Stanford, California- Berkeley, California-Los Angeles, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Yale) and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Students will receive the equivalent of a full academic year of instruction during the institute.

Depending on the number of applicants, the following languages will be offered at the elementary and intermediate levels:

1) Priority I Languages: Amharic, Swahili (plus Level III), Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu.

2) Priority II Languages: Akan/Twi (2nd Yr. only)* Mandingo, Bamana/Bambara/Bemba Oromo, Chewa/Nyanja Rwanda, Fula/Fulfulde/Pulaar Shona, Hausa (2nd Yr. only)* Somali, Igbo Tswana/Sesotho, Kikuyu Tigrinya, Lingala Tonga, Luganda West African Krio, Malagasy Xhosa.

*Elementary levels will be offered by other universities. Students interested in attending the SCALI are highly encouraged to indicate their intention as soon as possible by completing the 'Expression of Interest' form at: (This does not commit students to attend). Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to attend SCALI are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and are available from Title VI African Studies Centers at the previously mentioned universities. You can apply directly to any of these institutions for a FLAS to attend SCALI. For names and telephone numbers at these universities, see the US/ED Contact List at the following web site address: app8.
For further details on SCALI, visit the web site at:; e- mail:; or phone: (517) 353-1700.

2002 NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers

"Writing Africa: Comparative African and European Palavers and Perspectives," is the title of this five-week seminar to be held June 24-July 26, 2002. The submission deadline is March 1, 2002.
For specific details contact Professor Maureen N. Eke, Department of English, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; Tel: (989) 774-2660; Fax: (989) 774-1271; email:


Cross-Cultural Psychology - Ohio University

The Department of Psychology at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cross- Cultural Psychology. They are seeking an individual who conducts programmatic research in cross-cultural psychology or with diverse populations. Preference will be given to candidates whose research program has a strong potential for external funding and whose research area falls within one of the department's existing areas of strength, i.e., health psychology, the design and evaluation of psychological interventions, or social judgment and decision-making.

Ohio University has several international studies programs, including federally funded centers in Southeast Asia Studies and African Studies. The Department of Psychology has established collaborative relationships with psychology departments outside of North America. Preference will be given to candidates who can help the department to strengthen its ties with the university's international studies programs and/or with it's international partners. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in cross-cultural psychology and must be qualified to teach the diversity course required of all clinical doctoral students. Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Cross-Cultural Psychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701-2979. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2002.


The Department of English and the African Studies Program at Ohio University invite applications for a joint appointment one-year term position, academic year 2002-2003, in Anglophone African literature. We are looking for a dynamic and independent scholar who combines theoretical imagination with literary and cultural sensitivity and clear evidence of outstanding teaching ability. Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2002 preferred. The successful candidate will teach two courses per academic quarter for a total of four courses in the Department of English and two courses in the African Studies Program. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Send letter of application, C.V., three current letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than twenty pages to:

Kenneth Daley, Chair, ATTN: African Literature Search Department of English, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2002 and will be continued until the position is filled. We plan to interview candidates at the African Literature Association conference in San Diego from April 3-7, 2002. Women and other minorities are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Further information about Ohio University may be found at the university's web site:

Program of African Studies, Northwestern University

Northwestern University seeks a senior scholar of international standing to direct its Program of African Studies. Founded in 1948, PAS is one of the oldest and most distinguished interdisciplinary centers for African studies in the United States. The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, located in the University Library, is an unparalleled resource for Africanist research and training. PAS is also home to several major research initiatives, including the Program on International Cooperation in Africa, the Institute for Diasporic Studies, the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa, and the Institute for Advanced Study and Research in the African Humanities. Through an array of special activities and the presence of visitors, PAS links faculty from across the University with scholars from around the world. As head of a flourishing and innovative enterprise devoted to Africanist training and research, the director provides leadership for existing and new research initiatives, takes a leading role in organizing graduate and undergraduate programming, and coordinates any future recruitment of faculty and students to expand and strengthen the program. The director should have proven leadership skills, administrative experience, and fundraising ability. The director should also have substantial contacts with Africans involved in scholarship, the arts, and the professions, as well as with a wide range of African institutions.

Nominations or letters of application, accompanied by vitae, should be forwarded to:
Director Search, Program of African Studies Northwestern University
620 Library Place, Evanston
Illinois 60208-4110, U.S.A.

Nominations and applications from women and minorities are especially welcome. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Northwestern University is an affirmative action,equal opportunity employer. Hiring depends on eligibility to work in the United States.

For more information contact:
Akbar M. Virmani, Ph.D. (Political Science) Associate Director, Program of African Studies Northwestern University
620 Library Place, Evanston, IL 60208-4110, USA

Tel: 847/491-7323
Fax: 847/491-3739

nstitute for International Cooperation and Development, Michigan (IICD-MI)

The IICD and HUMANA PEOPLE TO PEOPLE work in cooperation to provide an opportunity for volunteers willing to face challenging questions of poverty and inequality, dedicated to creating positive development. These volunteers are called Development Instructors. By joining an IICD program, Development Instructors will be able to experience first hand what it means to have an impact on this world and it's people. Experience is gained by being part of community development projects in Africa, Latin America and Asia. For more information about IICD write: IICD-MI, 56968 Daily Road, Dowagiac, MI 49047; Phone: (616) 782-0450; Fax: (616) 783-1382; email:

University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
Phone: (215)-898-6971
FAX: (215)-573-7379

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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