MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 04/11/00

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 04/11/00

Issue No. 13, Spring 2000
April 11, 2000
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
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April 13, Thursday

"The Recent Presidential Election in Senegal" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Mamadou Diouf Visiting Professor, U/M (Faculty, U of Cheik Anta Diop, Senegal), and as discussants, David Robinson, and Nic Van de Walle, Faculty (Respectively in History and Political Science, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

April 13, Thursday

"Global Markets Versus an Earth Democracy: Globalisation, Feminism, and Ecology" BSRSI-GATI Seminar Series with Vandana Shiva, Ph.D. (Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, Dehradun, India) 7:00 pm, Room N130 (Auditorium) Business College Complex, BCC.

April 14, Friday

"A Mixed Pot: Ethnicity and Nationalism in Mozambique" CASID/SID Luncheon Seminar with Elizabeth MacGonagle (History,MSU) 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

April 21, Friday

"Local Struggles with Global Development Trends: Participatory Community Health in Senegal" CASID/SID Luncheon Seminar with Ellen Foley (Anthropology, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.


Summer 2000 Intensive Swahili Language Program

will be held from June 19 to July 21, 2000 by the African Studies Center and the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University. Three courses will be offered during the Institute: Elementary Swahili (AFR 101A & 102A) and Intermediate Swahili (AFR 201A & 202A), both 8 credits each, for 25 hours per week for five weeks; and Advanced Swahili (AFR 450A), 6 credits, for 18 hours per week for five weeks.

This five-week Intensive Summer Program in Swahili will be preceded by a three-day gratis seminar on East Africa. The three-day workshop on East African culture for students, faculty, and members of the public with a special interest in East Africawill be offered June 15-17, 2000. Lecturers will be drawn from across the nation and from MSU faculty who have taught, worked, and conducted research in East African countries.

A limited number of FLAS fellowships are still available to Intermediate and Advanced Swahili students. Application forms for the FLAS fellowships are available from the Center.

For further information, contact Dr. Yacob Fisseha, Assistant Director, African Studies Center, 100 Center for International Programs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035; Phone:(517) 353-1700; Fax: (517) 432-1209; or E-mail:

ISP Awards Ceremony
10th Annual International Studies and Programs International Awards Ceremony, Big Ten Rooms B and C, Kellogg Center, 4:00-6:00 p.m. For more information, call 355-2350.


African Studies Association Online

The African Studies Association has switched to a shorter web site address.The new address is: Annual meeting information, Herskovits Award nomination forms and International Visitor Award applications are all available on the site. The deadline for the submission of paper and panel proposals is April 15, 2000.

Special Issue of Endarch on Walter Rodney

The editorial board of Endarch, a journal of black political thought at Clark Atlanta University, invites submissions for an issue dedicated to the memory and legacy of Walter Rodney. Endarch, as its name would suggest, identifies with motion, not any haphazard or desultory movement, but movement that is conscious of its origins and destination. As an embodiment of aggregate but mutually consistent perspectives, this journal seeks to reflect, analyze and generate activity which will ultimately lead toward the expansion, clarification and solidification of black political thought. The human legacy of Walter Rodney was shaped in a fundamental way by this Vision, i.e. the quest to clarify and chart a course that was consistent with the liberation and human development of African people. Scholarly articles, essays, and book/film reviews which relate to the legacy of Walter Rodney as well as both contemporary and historical issues relevant to the lives of African people are welcomed. This includes articles in the areas of agrarian reform, African women, global capitalism and neo-liberalism, Pan-Africanism, contemporary struggles in the African Diaspora, populist movements for African national liberation, intellectual property rights, pre-colonial African history, politics of the Caribbean, the relevancy of the state in Africa, ecological stability and sustainable development, political theory and development theory. Submissions must adhere to Kate Turabian's format. Book reviews should be between 3-5 pages. Essay lengths should be limited to approximately 10 pages plus references. Articles should be between 15-20 pages plus references. All submissions must be double-spaced and include a 50-word abstract. One hard copy and one diskette copy should be included. All submissions for editorial board consideration should be postmarked by April 28, 2000. Send manuscripts to: Editor, Endarch Journal, Clark Atlanta University, Department of Political Science, James P. Brawley and Fair Street, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314. Direct questions or comments to:Tel:(404) 880-8718 or

Development Research Reporting Service

To bridge the knowledge gap between researchers and those who implement development policy, the UK Department for International Development is backing an Internet-based system which links development research directly to policymakers and practitioners around the world. Hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, the initiative is known as ID21 - or Information for Development in the 21st Century. Its key feature is a searchable online collection of short, one-page (500-word) digests of the latest social and economic research studies across 30 key topic fields. All services are free and can be found at: An email newsletter called ID21News also provides regular updates of the latest research findings which have been addedto the ID21 collection. To subscribe to ID21News, send a blank email message to: In the subject field include the words: subscribe id21news.

History Online from the University of Botswana

The University of Botswana's Department of History has a "mirror" website,, especially for users in the United States who have trouble with slow intercontinental connections. This new site is similar to the original site, history/hist.htm, although they are not exactly identical for technical reasons. Material coveredincludes not only History, but also Archaeology and Museum Studies, taught by the Archaeology Unit.


Politics of Peace Movements

The Peace History Society will convene a conference on "Politics of Peace Movements: From Nonviolence to Social Justice" at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington from April 28-30, 2000. The conference is co_-ponsored by the Western Foundation, Women's Studies and the Department of History at Western Washington University. Visit the conference website at:
Library/peace/Peace. For information about the program, contact:Wendy Chmielewski, Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081; or Michael Foley, Department of History, Horton Social Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824; For registration information, contact: Kathleen Kennedy, Women's Studies, Western Washington University,

Employment Creation in Development

The WORK Research Centre for Employment Creation in Construction and The University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa will hold the First International Conference WORK 2001 on "Employment Creation in Development" April 2-5, 2001 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Submissions related to developing ways of improving and evaluating the manner in which we deal with job creation issues are invited. Not only will the conference provide a forum for interesting and animated debates on the subject, but it will also set grounds for a progressive foundation devoted exclusively to the employment generating process in our field.

Abstracts (no longer than 300 words) should be submitted before May 31, 2000. The Organizing Committee will reward a maximum of three best papers with aprize of airfare or other transport, free attendance to the conference and three nights accommodation in Johannesburg, up to a maximum total value of US$2000. All accepted and camera-ready papers will be entered in this competition, and the official prize- giving ceremony will take place during the conference. Address general enquiries to:WORK 2001 Conference Secretary Lesley Stephenson, CEE Division, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Box 327, WITS 2050, South Africa;Tel: (011) 716-5091;Intnl: +27-11-716-5091; Fax: (011) 339-7835;GSM: 083-6790697;E-mail: More detailed information will be available soon from:


Semester Programs in Namibia

The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College has extended the application deadline for its fall program in Namibia to May 1, 2000. "Multicultural Societies in Transition: Southern African Perspectives" combines experiential education with rigorous academic work. Students will participate in rural and urban homestays, travel to South Africa and learn from a variety of guest lecturers and field trips. A new spring semester program in Namibia focuses on "Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind." For more information or an application form, contact The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College, Tel: (800) 299-8889;; Application forms can be accessed on line.


Environment and Natural Resources
Management at IDRC

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) seeks an accomplished leader and respected researcher with exceptional problem solving skills and an innate capacity to innovate as its new Director, Environment and Natural Resources Management. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with Regional Offices located in Africa, Asia and Latin America, IDRC supports research in developing countries on key problem areas and builds international networks to share and apply this knowledge. IDRC's Corporate Strategy and Program Framework identifies three broad areas, which together provide an umbrella for the Centre's programming to support research and strengthen capacity in developing countries. Environment & Natural Resources Management is the largest of these areas, representing about 45% of the Centre's program activities. Reporting to the Vice-President, Programs, and forming part of a six-person management team, the Director directs the scientific and technical formulation and delivery of the Centre's overall program as it relates to the area of Environment & Natural Resources Management. The Director will lead a group consisting of 6 Team Leaders, 22 Program Officers and 6 Research Officers and Assistants. Human resources and knowledge
management skills are therefore essential for success, as are solid interpersonal and communications skills. Also required is the ability to readily obtain, synthesize and communicate strategic and program intelligence, provide intellectual and scientific leadership, and help direct policy development and program delivery. A Ph.D. or equivalent educational background in a field directly related to Environment & Natural Resources Management is required, as are 10 years of professional job-related management experience. Experience in a developing country or with a major international agency will serve this person well, as will a high degree of tact, diplomacy, discretion and dependability, which will allow the Director to present IDRC's interests and activities effectively and persuasively at senior levels in a variety of cultural, organizational and international settings. This is a three-year employment opportunity with the possibility of renewal. For more information, contact: Kathryn McCallum, Tel:(613) 749-9909 or

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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