MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 02/16/10

Topics covered in this issue: Events | Announcements
Thursday, February 18, 2010

"The Somali Catastrophe: What Lessons for the Rest of the Horn of Africa?" African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Ahmed Samatar, Faculty (Macalester College, MN), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center. Thursday, February 18, 2010

"The Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Refugees, Causes of the Conflict, and What Continues to Sustain It," Amnesty International presentation by Barry N. Stein, Faculty (Political Science, MSU teaching -- courses on War and Revolution, Global Diversity and Interdependence, Foreign Policy, and International Organization and Cooperation) and Kenneth Harrow, Faculty (English, MSU and country specialists for Amnesty International for Burundi and Rwanda, assist Amnesty International for the Democratic Republic of the Congo), 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., MSU Union, Lake Huron Room. Friday, February 19, 2010

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) deadline for Academic Year 2010-2011. Up-to-date information and on-line application forms are available at: Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Hunger and the Healing State: The Politics of Food Aid in Tanzania," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Kristin Phillips, Faculty (Teacher Education, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center. Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Sarah Palin's `Witch Pastor': African Intellectuals and Gender in a Global Age," Prominent Africanist Lecture Series with Oyeronke Oyewumi, Associate Professor of Sociology, Stony Brook University, NY, and author of The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.; Room 105 A/B Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. Sponsored by the African Studies Center, Center for Gender in Global Context, and James Madison College. Light reception to follow. Announcements
(SCALI) 2010 - June 14 to August 6, 2010

Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) 2010 will be hosted by Michigan State University from June 14 to August 6, 2010. More information on SCALI and the application form are available at: and at

Students interested in SCALI need to immediately complete the "Expression of Interest" form found at Graduate students who are interested in the MSU summer FLAS fellowship should apply using the SCALI application form given above (see Events). 2010 "Globie" Awards Nominations

Each year, the Office for International Students and Scholars honors students, faculty, staff and community members who have distinguished themselves by their service to international students and scholars at Michigan State University. Nominations are now open for the 2010 "Globie" Awards. The 3rd Annual "Globie" Awards Luncheon, held at the Spartan Club last year, was attended by over 150 people—all of whom were honored for the role they play in supporting international students and scholars at MSU. From this esteemed group, OISS selected three nominees for the "Globie" Award. For more information and to nominate someone, please visit The nomination deadline is Monday, March 01, 2010. SAVE THE DATE: Spring 2010: African Studies Center Prominent Africanist Lecture Series

Lecture II - Date: Mar. 26, 2010 - 5:00-7:00pm-

Location: 3rd Floor, International Studies and Programs

Guest Lecturer: Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Dean and Professor of History, Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, CA and the author of Barack Obama and African Diasporas, speaking on: "African Diasporas: Toward a Global History." Sponsored by the African Studies Center, Department of History, African American and African Studies Department, and James Madison College.

Page Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.

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