MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 04/25/08

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Tuesday Bulletin for March 25th, 2008
Topics covered in this issue: Events | Announcements

Zimbabwe: Endgame or More of the Same?
Thursday, March 27, 2008

African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Michael Bratton, Faculty (Dept. of Political Science, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

Deadline to apply for the 2009-2010 Fulbright Informational Workshops Friday, March 28, 2008

Deadline to apply for the 2009-2010 Fulbright Informational Workshop for Faculty/Professionals and MSU Students.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP Kathy Riel at 355-2350, or, to ensure that sufficient resource materials and refreshments are available.

"Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa in a Changing Global Climate" Monday, March 31, 2008

Seminar by Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), (former MSU faculty member and Minister of Trade, Industry and State Enterprises of Sierra Leone), 2:00 p.m., Kellogg Center, Big Ten Room C. A reception at 3:15 p.m. will immediately follow his seminar. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of International Studies and Programs and the Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

"Muslims, Race and the Public Sphere"
Thursday, April 3, 2008

3rd Annual Muslim Studies Conference, with Inaugural Keynote speaker: Mahmood Mamdani, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.. Reception following. (See MSU Announcements for more details).

"Darkness and a Blade: The Battle of Algiers in the Black Power Imagination" Friday, April 4, 2008

Sohail Daulatzai, African American Studies/Film and Media Studies, (Univ. of California-Irvine), 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Panel 2,! 3rd flo or International Center. Details at:

Film series: "This is Nollywood" (Nigeria)
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Shown at the Snyder-Phillips residential college theater, 7:30 p.m. ­ THIS IS NOLLYWOOD explains why Nigerian video production is becoming recognized as a phenomenon with broad implications for the cultural and economic development of Africa.

"U.S. Policy in Africa in the Context of Globalization and National Security" Thursday, April 3, 2008

African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (Dept. of State, U.S.A.), 12:00 noon, Room 303 International Center.


Africa Past & Present Podcast: Episode 5
The fifth episode of Africa Past and Present - the podcast about history, culture, and politics in Africa - is now available at:

In this episode, Professor Dave Wiley (African Studies Center Director at Michigan State University) examines the militarization of US foreign policy in Africa and its potential impact on Africa and Africans. He also discusses why African Studies scholars and African Studies Centers reject funding from US military and intelligence agencies in defense of free speech, transparency, and equal partnerships with Africa. Africa Past and Present is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb. It is produced by MATRIX - The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at MSU ( Listen and subscribe to the fortnightly podcast at:

Muslims, Race and the Public Sphere
The 3rd Annual Muslim Studies Conference will commence at MSU b! eginning April 3, 2008 at 3:30 p.m., with introductory remarks from Mohammed Ayoob, Director of Muslim Studies Program, followed by the Keynote speaker, Mahmood Mamdani who will speak on: "Blasphemy and Bigotry in contemporary Freedom of Speech Debates." He is the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. He is also the author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Roots of Terror (2004); When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism and Genocide in Rwanda (2001); and Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Colonialism (1996). Further details about the conference are available at:

Team MSU Sends Treated Nets to Africa
Malaria kills a million kids every year. $10 will buy a bed net and save a life. Help Team MSU send treated nets directly to Africa. See and also:

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date Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 3:29 PM
subject Tuesday Bulletin for March 25th, 2008

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

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