JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin (03/25/02)

JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin (03/25/02)

Issue No. 6, Spring 2002
March 25, 2002




African Studies Center:

March 29, 2002
Spring Lecture Series:
"Poverty, Exclusion, and AIDS in Africa: The Collapse of Social Safety Nets" Frederick Kaijage, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania 12 noon-1:30p.m.
104 Stellar Chance
University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

April 3, 2002
"The Smell of Money: African Entrepreneurs in New York City " Professor Paul Stoller, West Chester University 3:00p.m., 318 College Hall.

April 4, 2002
Outreach Workshop:
"Teaching about African Immigrants"
Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies
18 South Seventh Street.

April 5, 2002
African Language Cultural Day
Hill College House, Upper East Lounge
3333 Walnut Street.

April 11, 2002
Outreach Workshop:
"The Portrayal of Africa in US Media"
Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

April 11-14, 2002
Liberian Studies Association
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"
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 (





"Africa in an Age of Globalization"
Columbia University

One-Day Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University Friday April 12th, 2002, 179 Grace Dodge Hall FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

9:30-10:00 Coffee and Registration

10:00-10:30 Introductory Remarks, Dr. Gregory Anderson and Dr. Frances Vavrus, Teachers College

10:30-12:30 Panel I:Globalization and Education Issues in Africa Chair: Dr. Marcia Wright, Columbia University Speakers: Dr. Eyamba Bokamba, University of Illinois; Dr. Mary Dillard, Sarah Lawrence College; Dr. Suzanne Grant-Lewis, Harvard University Discussant: Dr. Jacqueline Klopp, Columbia University

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:45-3:45 Panel II: Globalization, Health, and Land Reform Issues in Africa
Chair: Dr. George Bond, Teachers College Speakers: Dr. Andrew Okolie, University of Toronto; Dr. Robert van Niekerk,
Oxford University; Dr. Hanne Mogensen, University of Copenhagen Discussant: Dr. Sally Findley, Columbia University

3:45-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-5:00 Keynote Address, Dr. Gavin Williams, Oxford University Respondent: Dr. Joel Samoff, Stanford University

5:00-5:30 Concluding Remarks, Dr. George Bond, Teachers College

For more information please contact Tonya Homan at

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:
"African Research & Documentation in the New Millennium" (A two
day Conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the Standing
Conference on Library Materials on Africa (SCOLMA) Conference Date:
25-26 June 2002
Conference Location:
University of Oxford (UK)
David Blake, Librarian, Commonwealth Secretariat,
Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7747 6164
Fax: +44 (0)20 7747 6168
For further details, including the final programme, check the
following website: http://



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:
"Africa in the Information and Technology Age" (45th
Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association--ASA), Conference Date:
December 5-8, 2002
Conference Location:
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC Contacts:
Website: for information on Call
for Papers, Conference Theme Statement and Sub-
Themes, Panel and Roundtable Proposal forms; and
Membership and Pre-registration forms.

Conference Title:
"The Quest for Social Peace in Africa: Transformations, Democracy
and Public Policy"
Conference Date:
December 2002
Conference Location:
Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern
Africa (OSSREA), Khartoum, Sudan
April 30, 2002 (Abstract submission) Contacts:
OSSREA, P.O. Box 31971
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
E-mail: or

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

Conference Title:
"15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies" Conference Date:
July 14-18, 2003,
Conference Location:
Hamburg, Germany
June 15, 2002 (Abstract submission) Abstract Length:
300 words abstract
Organizing Committee
15th ICES Organizing Committee, Hamburg University, Asia-Africa
Institute, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, D-20146 Hamburg,
Fax: +49-40-42838-5675


Journal Title:
"Journal of Eritrean Studies"
Eritrean culture, politics, economy, environment, society,
history, language and methodological studies
The JOURNAL strongly encourages an interdisciplinary approach. Article Length:
Submit articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words.
Contributors should submit one hard copy of their papers, which
should be typed in double spacing with good margins.
Papers should also be submitted in electronic format, either on
diskette or by e-mail attachment, using Microsoft Word. Submission Deadline:
April 30, 2002.
Dr. Richard Reid (Editor)
Department of History
University of Asmara
PO Box 1220
Asmara, Eritrea

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:

Journal Title:
Special Issue: "Tourism in Africa" Editors:
Elizabeth le Roux
- Focus on tourism in Africa, especially as it relates to
development and the African renaissance
Article Length:
4000-6000 word limit (including notes and references). Submission Deadline:
May 31, 2002
Elizabeth le Roux
Editor: Africa Insight
Africa Institute of South Africa
PO Box 630
Pretoria 0001
South Africa



African Studies Visiting Research Fellowships Scheme The Centre of African Studies invites applications for four Visiting Research Fellowships around the theme of Good Governance and Human Rights in Africa from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Applications from scholars working in NGOs, research institutes, academia, libraries, and museums are all welcome. Applicants from non-English speaking African countries are also encouraged, provided candidates can demonstrate a competent grasp of English. The appointments will take place from 1 January 2003 and is non-renewable. Fellows will be affiliated to various Colleges in Cambridge and will receive an allowance of Pound10,000 for a six month stay, out of which accommodation costs, maintenance and college fees will be payable.

Good Governance and Human Rights
One of the most prominent characteristics of public administration and public law in Africa over the past decade has been the growing emphasis on good governance and the protection of human rights. This has in part been driven by the donor community but also by a widespread desire on the part of the people of many states to see their countries governed more effectively and efficiently and their rights better protected. The implementation of the principles of good governance remains a challenge but a challenge which it is necessary to meet and overcome. The Centre of African Studies invites applicants for its Research Fellowships to propose research which will address the theme of good governance and human rights in ways that are both scholarly and practical so that the results of the research may be expected to have a positive impact on particular problems of governance.

The closing date for applications is 12 April 2002. The University follows an equal opportunities policy.
An application package is available from:

The Administrator
University of Cambridge
African Studies Centre
Free School Lane
Cambridge CB2 3RQ UK
Tel/fax: +44 (0) 223 334396

Research Fellowship on African Youth in a Global Age

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), in partnership with South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), is pleased to announce this year's program for research and training on African Youth in a Global Age. The theme for this year is African Youth, Civil Society and the NGO Sector. Applications are invited from junior researchers, whether academics, practitioners, or independent researchers. The fellowship includes support for field research and participation in pre- and post-field work workshops. Approximately eight research fellowships will be awarded this year. Funding for this year's program is provided by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and the NRF.

Fellows will attend a five-day orientation workshop prior to research (in September 2002), receive a research grant of up to $10,000 USD for their field research, and attend a final workshop at the conclusion of their fieldwork.

African researchers based in the region who hold at least a Masters degree and who are no more than five years beyond a Ph.D. are eligible for this program. While the principal purpose of the program is to support junior researchers and practitioners based in an African institution, a few fellowships are also available to Ph.D. candidates who seek field research funding for their dissertations based in other regions.

Applications should include a research agenda (not more than 10 pages long), 2 letters of reference (required), one letter of support from an NGO (optional), graduate level academic transcripts, a detailed budget, a one page abstract, summarizing your research agenda, and a comprehensive curriculum vitae.

Please consult the website at, or contact the SSRC for more information prior to submitting an application. All questions should be directed to, or to Funmi Vogt at 212-377-2700 ext. 452. Applications will be accepted in English, French, and Portuguese. However, workshops will be conducted in English. All applicants must be conversational in English.

Completed applications should be mailed to: Social Science Research Council, Africa Program 810 7th Avenue; 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019 Tel: (212) 377-2700 ext. 452; Fax: (212) 377-2727 Email:

Applicants from South Africa should send applications to: The Manager, Socio-Political Impact of Globalization: The Challenge for South Africa, National Research Foundation, P.O.Box 2600,
PRETORIA, 0001. Applications are due no later than Tuesday April 2nd, 2002. Fellows will be notified in July, 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

Grants for Field Research in Africa

Cornell and Clark Atlanta Universities invite research proposals from U.S. based Ph.D. students and faculty members in economics, agricultural economics, and other closely related fields to be carried out in selected African countries. The grant is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Strategies and Analysis for Growth and Access (SAGA) project. The grant covers costs of travel, research related expenses (e.g., data collection) and a stipend to cover daily lodging and food ($5,000 - $20,000). The recipients of the grant will be based in one of the member countries of the Secretariat for Institutional Support for Economic Research in Africa (SISERA) during the field research period.

Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2002 (original, plus two hard copies, and a Word document on diskette). Mail to: SAGA/Small Grants Office, CAU Box 944, Clark Atlanta University, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314. For more information on relevant research themes, SISERA member institutes, application guidelines and SAGA in general, visit the web sites: and and/or contact Mesfin Bezuneh at; phone: (404) 880-6274.


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.


The International Foundation for Education and Self- Help (IFESH) offers 9-month fellowship field study opportunities for graduate students. Fellows are expected to lend skills and expertise to grassroots, self- help programs and are provided with stipends, living allowances, health insurance and transportation. Academic credit is offered, depending on institution. Tuskegee University, the lead institution for the program, is responsible for pre-departure orientations. Countries with programs include: Tanzania, Central African Republic, Swaziland, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Niger, Guinea, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Botswana and Zaire. For more information, contact: International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, 5040 East Shea Blvd., Suite 260, Phoenix, AZ 85254-4610; Phone: (602) 443-1800.

Kenyan Language Instruction

Hekima Language Services Ltd was opened in January 1993 by two Kenyans and an American. The main objective is to offer tutorial instruction in Kenyan Languages, French and English mainly for communication and academic purposes. Hekima offers instruction on Kiswahili, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kuria, Kisili, Luhya, Luo, Masaai, and many more Kenyan languages. Language instruction is offered at all levels, for instance, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Hekima Language Services Ltd is located in the outcast of Nairobi in a very quiet environment, ideal for learning. Currently, Hekima has programs with St. Lawrence University and Indiana University for FLAS (Title VI) funded students undertaking African Studies for summer study. For further details about the program contact: Director of African Studies, Hekima Language Services, PO Box 55838, Nairobi, Kenya; Phone: 890- 589; fax: 890-590; email:


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.

The Gambia West Africa, St. John's University May 12 - 26, 2002

Students studying in the St. John's University in the Gambia program will be able to experience Gambian culture and learn African history first-hand. The program comprises lectures and classroom discussions on the campus of The University of The Gambia, as well as fieldtrips to cultural events and historic James Island, a visit to Alex Haley's (Roots) ancestral home 'Juffure,' a tour of the capital city Banjul, a special performance by a hereditary praise singer known as a 'griot', and watching some of the countries top traditional wrestlers compete in weekly matches. The theme of the Gambian experience is 'Africa and the Atlantic', and students will receive 3 credits for a St. John's University history course by that name.

For pricing and other pertinent information, contact: Office of Study Abroad Programs, e-mail:, Phone: (718) 990-6105. Applications for the program will be accepted beginning February 15, 2002 and will be considered on a rolling basis. Financial aid for this program may be available.

Center for Language Education and Research

The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) announces it's 2002 Summer workshops. CLEAR is a Language Resource Center whose goal is to support the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States by facilitating foreign language research, materials development, and professional training programs.

To apply, complete an application on-line at Application fee is waived if postmarked no later than March 29, 2002. For more information contact CLEAR at: A712 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027; web site:


Yoruba Language Lector position - Yale University

The Yale Program in African Languages, with the Council on African Studies of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, announces an opening for a Lector in African Languages (Yoruba) beginning July 1, 2002. Primary duties include teaching five courses per year including elementary (two courses) and intermediate (two courses) Yoruba in four learning-skill areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The fifth course will focus on modern literary, cultural and/or sociolinguistic topics as appropriate to the appointee's qualifications and expertise. The Lector will also participate in program building of African Studies at Yale and, specifically, in developing pedagogic materials and the overall curriculum for West African languages. Applicants should have experience in teaching Yoruba as a second language in a college or university environment and an M.A. or other advanced degree in a relevant discipline. Experience with computer-aided language learning methods and in software development is desirable. A candidate with native or near-native fluency in Yoruba, strong English skills and demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for in- class language instruction, together with expertise in second-language acquisition is preferred. Also candidates who have command of more than one West African language is desired. Lectors are normally appointed for three years with annual renewal based on mid-year performance review and continued availability of resources. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

Send letter of application, curriculum vita and three letters of recommendation to Sandra Sanneh, Director, Yale Program in African Languages, P.O. Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520, U.S.A.; Tel: 203-432-3436; Fax: 203-432-5963. Submissions by email will be accepted by <> or by
<>. AA/EOE; applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 10th and continue until the search is completed.

Sankofa Shule - Lansing, MI

Sankofa Shule, located in Lansing, Michigan is looking for international students or future foreign language teachers to teach Kiswahili, French, Spanish, and Japanese. If you are available from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. daily and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday's, please call (517) 394-4023 (others times may be arranged as well).

Kikuyu and Somali Languages

Berlitz GlobalNET in Washington, DC is an interpretation company, providing on-site interpretation to companies nationwide, as well as the federal government. Currently, Berlitz GlobalNET provides on-site interpretation for the US Department of Justice - Immigration Courts throughout the United States. They currently need Kikuyu and Somali interpreters. Anyone interested in this freelance interpretation service, and who speaks Kikuyu or Somali, as well as being proficient in English may contact: Aaron Rader, Berlitz GlobalNET, 1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Suite 308, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: (888) 241-9149, ext 145; 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 curriculum 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

Institute 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:

Refugee Services - Lansing, MI

Refugee Services of Lansing is seeking motivated students for internships and volunteer positions for the summer and fall semesters of 2002. Positions include providing services such as establishing employment, assisting with school enrollment, health care, immigration, and a variety of other services for clients. Interns and volunteers must be comfortable working with non-English or limited English speakers. Fluency in another language, however, is not necessary. Interns and volunteers must be able to work efficiently in an office environment. If you are interested in participating and are willing to help others, contact Vincent Delgado at Refugee Services, 2722 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 100-B, Lansing, MI 48912, or call (517) 484-1010, ext. 165.

CARE - Sudan Basic Education positions

CARE is responding to a RFA for Sudan Basic Education and is looking for a Chief of Party and two advisors. Subject to availability of funds, the 20 million USD project aims at supporting southern Sudanese communities re-establish their schools over a five-year period. The project will focus on: 1) improving teacher education programs; 2) increasing the capacity of primary and secondary schools to deliver quality education, especially for girls; and; 3) improving non- formal education for out-of-school youth and adult learners. The program will work in four regions of southern Sudan (Upper Nile, Bahr el Ghazal, Western Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria).

School Community Partnership Advisor

The School Community Partnership Advisor will strengthen the relationship between communities and schools. Requirements: A Master's degree in Education, Social Science or relevant field. At least three years experience working in community mobilization and empowerment. Experience designing and implementing community school programs. Prior experience in post conflict context and/or East Africa. Ability to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to work with organizations to build their technical, managerial and financial capacities. Excellent analytical and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills in English. Based in Lokichoggio or South Sudan and is an unaccompanied post.

Chief of Party

Chief of Party responsibilities include: overall strategic and programmatic directions of project for the consortium; planning, implementation and monitoring of projects; budget development and management; staff development and management; liaison and networking with key project stakeholders; and report writing. Required qualifications include: Master's Degree in Education, Social Science or relevant field (PhD preferred) with at least 10 years of demonstrated experience in planning, implementing and monitoring education projects in a complex international development environment. At least 5 years experience working in emergency and/or post conflict context, preferably in East Africa. Experience with USAID reporting, budgeting, procurement, and project management procedures. Proven capacity to manage complex budgets. Excellent communication skills in English. Capacity to develop and mentor a team of highly qualified professionals. Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds. Good facilitation, analytical and organizing skills. Based in Nairobi with frequent travel to South Sudan.

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

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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