MSU Tuesday Bulletin,10/13/98

MSU Tuesday Bulletin,10/13/98

Issue No. 7, Fall - 1998
October 13, 1998
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
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October 15, Thursday

"Land, Discourse, and Alienation: An Exploration of the Implications of Land Acquisition for Zimbabwe's Commercial Farming Communities," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Heather Holtzclaw, Graduate Student (Sociology, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, InternationalCenter.

October 16, Friday

"The Shame of Hunger at Home and Abroad: Profiles from Mexico, Tanzania and Michigan," CASID Luncheon Seminar with Dr. Ann Millard (Anthropology), 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Room 201, International Center.

October 17 - 24, Sat. - Sat.

African Culture Week (See insert for program listing, please note changes)

October 18 - 21, Sun. - Wed.

"Academic Partnerships with South Africans for Mutual Capacity Building," Conference to be held at the Kellogg Center, MSU


Hanna-Andrea Rother, MSU graduate student in Sociology and African Studies, has published a working paper on "Pesticides Health and Safety Policy Mechanisms in South Africa: The State of the Debate".Copies of the paper can be obtained from: The Secretary, Department of Community Health, University of Cape Town Medical School, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa.Telephone:27 21 4066300.Fax: 27 21 4066163.E-mail:

MSU Graduate Research Assistant: African Languages

The African Studies Center at MSU seeks a half time Research Assistant for the African Language Resource Website Project.The candidate will work under the guidance of Professor David Dwyer, Coordinator of the African Language Program at MSU.The primary responsibility of the candidate is to locate resources for the learning of African languages, on-line, inlibraries, and individuals.

The project requires using the web, e-mail, telephone, and conventional mail. The project is funded through May, 2000.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Professor David Dwyer: (, or to Professor David Wiley: ( The letters of application should not exceed one page and should include the applicant's: 1) interest in Africa or African Languages, 2) field of specialization, 3) computer skills in web use, e-mail, and word processing (HTML design is not necessary).The position is available immediately.For further details contact Professor David Dwyer by e-mail.


International Week 1998 - Albion College

Albion College cordially invites friends and colleagues to this year's International Week.International Week is an annual opportunity to explore an area of interest outside the United States. Scheduled for October 17 - 23, this year's week-long symposium will focus on "Sub-Saharan Africa: One Region, Many Cultures."Both Ray Silverman and Bill Derman from the MSU African Studies Center will be guest speakers. All events are free and open to everyone. However, there is a $7.00 charge for the Wednesday evening dinner.For a schedule of events or further information, please contact: Vera W. Wenzel, Director, Center for International Education, Albion College, 611 East Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224; Telephone:(517) 629-0307; Fax: (517) 629-0617; E-mail:

World Food Day Teleconference

The 15th Annual World Food Day Teleconference will be held on October 16, 1998.It will focus on "Food for All: Right or Goal."A panel of international experts from African countries, India, Norway, and the U.S. will discuss and debate the ethical, political, and legal questions raised by this topic. National Public Radio's, Ray Suarez will moderate.For more information on how to sign up for your own downlink site and to plan a community "debate", call the U.S. National Committee for World Food Day at (202) 653-2404 or Fax: (202) 653-5760.


The University of Birmingham, School of Public Policy Programs for 1999

The International Development Department at the University of Birmingham's School of Public Policy will present the following programs for senior policy makers, donor staff, academics and training personnel and national and international NGO's in 1999:

Governance, Partnerships and Poverty - March 1-26, 1999; Managing Participatory Development - March 22 - April 30, 1999; Environmental Policy: Analysis and Decision Making - April 19 - May 14, 1999; Improving Financial Performance in Local Government - May 10 - June 4, 1999.

The course conveners have international experience including African countries like Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Lesotho. For more information or registration contact: Mrs Y Swain, International Development Department, School of Public Policy, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom, Telephone: (44)-121 414 4969, Fax:(44)121 414 4989; E-mail:;Website: http:/

25th Annual Third World Conference

The 25th Annual Third World Conference will be held at the Swissotel, Chicago, Illinois on March 17-20, 1999. The theme of the conference is: "Third World and Global Development: Reconstruction and Redefinition."The objective of the conference is to pose original questions, pursue in-depth analyses, and formulate practical solutions to key issues confronting the contemporary global system, especially the Third World and Diaspora societies. Registration starts on November 15, 1998.For more information on the conference and registration please contact:Dr. Roger K Oden and Dr. Winberg Chai, Program Committee Co-Chairs, 25th Annual Third World Conference Foundation, 1507 E. 53rd Street, Suite 305, Chicago, Illinois 60615-4509; Telephone: (773) 241-6688; Fax: (773) 241-7898.

African Studies Association(ASA) October 29 - Novermber 1

41st Annual African Studies Association (ASA) meeting and exhibition will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL on October 29-November1, 1998.This years theme is "Africa's Encounter with the 20th Century."The conference theme offers the Africanist scholarly community an opportune moment, a year before the close of the century, to take intellectual stock of the salient transformations that Africa and the study of Africa have undergone in the twentieth century.For more information, contact: African Studies Association, Rutgers University, 1132 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1400; Tel: (732) 932-8173; Fax: (732) 932-3394;


The Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program provides short-term study/travel abroad opportunities for US educators in the social sciences, the humanities and social studies.The purpose of the seminars is to improve the participants' understanding and knowledge of the culture of another country under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange (Fulbright-Hays) Act of 1961.In Africa the seminars will be held in Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe.The deadline for application is November 2, 1998.

For further details on eligibility and application enquiries contact: Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program, International Education and Graduate Program Service, U.S. Department of Education, Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-5332.Telephone: (202) 401-9798.


Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program

The Visiting Fulbright Scholar Programs offer sponsorships for foreign scholars to visit US campuses.Three different programs provide support for research, teaching or guest lecturing: the Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program, the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program and the Occasional Lecturer Program. The deadline for applications is November 1, 1998.For more information contact:USIA Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, Council for International Exchange Scholars, 3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5L, Box VSBRO2, Washington, D.C. 20008-3009; Telephone: (202) 686-8664; E-mail:; Website:


Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Study Abroad Coordinator

Study Abroad Coordinator/Study Abroad Advisor in the College of Arts and Letters.This position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies.Preferred candidate would hold a Master's degree in a liberal or performing arts area, have significant international experience, experience in advising, and demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language. Application deadline is October 30, 1998.For further details contact: Patricia R. Paulsell, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Arts and Letters, 200 Linton Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Washington University, St Louis

Washington University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor in the History of Africa since 1800.Preference will be shown to candidates whose field of study is the interaction of cultures or groups, and with an interest in imperialism.The candidate must have a Ph.D. by August 1999. Applications and dossiers must be sent by November 15, 1998 to: Professor Derek Hirst, Department of History, Washington University, St Louis, MO63130.

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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