Tuesday Bulletin No. 10

Tuesday Bulletin No. 10

Issue No. 10, Fall 1999
November 9, 1999
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
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November 11, Thursday

No Brown Bag, African Studies Associations Annual Meeting.

November 14, Sunday

Global Festival '99, MSU Student Union, 12:00 noon 5:00 p.m.

November 18, Thursday

"Prospects and Constraints to Capital Market Integration in Eastern and Southern Africa," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Kenneth Mwenda, Staff (World Bank), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

November 19, Friday

One-Day Michigan Summit on Africa Conference. 1:00 7:00 p.m., Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit, MI. Contact: Reverend Mangedwa Nyathi or Ms. Tracy Kesler at (313) 861-1200 to register. Space is limited to 250 participants. (See Conferences for more details).


Global Festival '99

The MSU Global Festival will be held in the MSU Student Union, on Sunday, November 14, 1999, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Global Festival is an annual event in which MSU students from more than 25 different nationality clubs share their culture and talents with the community. Exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, food, gifts, and children's activities will provide an afternoon of fun for all ages.

Donations of unwanted items from your world travels are requested for the Global Festival World Gift Shop. Proceeds provide scholarships for international student spouses. To donate call: Lois Sollenberger at 349-3862 or Peggy Arbanas at 353-1720. Admission is free.

Course Announcements Spring 2000

PLS 392, Section 002
Women, Leadership and Political Culture in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America Instructor: Dr. Chandra Mudaliar
The course aims at examining the interaction between women, leadership and political culture in Argentina, South Africa, Nordic countries and India. The course objective, among others, are (a) to examine defining qualities of women's political leadership, (b) to identify female forms of political activism, and (c) to understand how women view power. For more information contact the Department of Political Science at (517) 355-6590 or stop by the department office at 303 South Kedzie Hall.

RD 876, Section 001 and 002
International Rural Development
Instructor: Dr. George H. Axinn
This Virtual University course is designed for people who care about improvement in the human condition in Asia, Africa and Latin America, for practitioners and graduate students concerned with rural development, and for learners who have had or seek practical field experience in domestic or international development activities. Students will analyze and compare policies, strategies, programs, and projects currently found in rural Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The course focuses on the design of development activities and implementation topics. For a complete synopsis of the course, including requirements, assignments and how to register, visit the website at:

April 6-9, 2000 at MSU

Progress and Challenges of Democratization and Economic Liberalization: South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Poland and Hungary...MSU will host an international conference comparing the political, social, and economic impacts of global restructuring (globalization and liberalization) on eight political economies South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Poland and Hungary. The conference is cosponsored by MSU's African Studies Center, Asian Studies Center, Center for European and Russian Studies (CERS), Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, Center for Advanced Study of International Development, and James Madison College. Partial support for local housing and meal costs is available to participants. For more information contact Professor Norman Graham, CERS, 205 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035; Phone: (517) 355-3277; Fax: (517) 432-4845; email: or Conni Zellar at CERS at (517) 355-3277; email: or visit the website at


LusoAfrica Meeting at ASA

The LusoAfrica Caucus will hold a breakfast meeting at the African Studies Association conference in Philadelphia on Sunday morning, November 14th. A table will be reserved at Allie's American Grill in the Marriott at 7:30 a.m. Scholars working in Portuguese speaking countries and others interested in lusophone Africa are welcome to attend. For more information about the LusoAfrica Caucus, contact Kathleen Sheldon at her email: or Elizabeth MacGonagle at:


One-Day Michigan Summit on Africa Conference

The Michigan Summit on Africa Conference is scheduled for Friday, November 19, 1999 from 1:00 7:00 p.m. at the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, MI. Representative Carolyn Kilpatrick will deliver the keynote address. There will be discussions on: Selection of Michigan Delegation to the National Summit on Africa in February 2000; The National Summit on Africa's "Dialogue and Celebration of Africa, Africa and America: Partners in the New Millennium;" African Democracy and Human Rights; Economic Development, Trade and Investment, and Job Creation; Education and Culture: Peace and Security; and Sustainable Development, Quality of Life, and the Environment.

The Registration fee is $25.00 (made payable to "Hartford Agape House") and the deadline is November 19, 1999. Registration forms can be downloaded at: tration.htm. Please direct questions and registration fees to: Rev. Mangedwa Nyathi or Ms. Tracy Kesler, Michigan Africa Summit, Hartford Agape House, 18515 James Couzens Drive, Detroit, MI 48235; Tel: (313) 861-1200.

International Conference

June 15-18, 2000, Moscow
Call for Papers

The Center for Civilizational and Regional Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with The Institute of Cultural Anthropology of the Russian State University for the Humanities is organizing an International Conference entitled "Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations." The conference objective is to discuss the processes of the politogenesis in their regional and temporary variation.

Two main sections will be held: 1) "Civilizational Models of the Complex Sociopolitical Organization," and 2) "Ethological Basis of Hierarchy and Power in Human Society." In addition to these, other panels will also be organized: "Tropical African Anthropology: Genesis and Evolution of the Complex Political Organization, Pre-colonial, Colonial, and Postcolonial Contexts;" "Religion, Status and Leadership: Patterns of Influence;" "Power and Taboo;" "Hierarchy and Power Among the Nomads;" and others. For complete details on discussion topics and the conference, contact: Mr. Dmitri M. Bondarenko, Ms. Galina I. Saprokhina, or Ms. Veronika V. Usachyova, Conference Secretaries, Center for Civilizational and Regional Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 30/1 Spiridonovka St. Moscow 103001, RUSSIA; Fax: +7 (095) 202 0786; e mail: Proposal deadline is December 1, 1999.

Garvey, Malcolm, Nkrumah, and the New
Millennium University at Albany (SUNY)

The conference on Garvey, Malcolm, Nkrumah, and the New Millennium is to be held at the University at Albany State University of New York on April 6-8, 2000. The conference objective is to facilitate scholarly discussions of the Pan-Africanist visions of Garvey, Malcolm and Nkrumah. The aim is to examine how relevant their visions are in the TwentyFirst Century. Papers will be accepted on the following topics and others: "Continental Leadership and Management;" "Strengthening of Continental Africa's Relationship with Africans in the Diaspora;" "Institutional Building for Foreign, Economic, Military and Security Policies;" "Creation of an African Continental Currency;" and "Fixing the Core/periphery Relationship." Interested presenters may submit a 200 word abstract on or before February 15, 2000. Submissions may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to: Dr. Kwadwo A. Sarfoh, Chair, Department of Africana Studies, University at Albany (SUNY), 1400 Washington Avenue BA 115, Albany, NY 12222; phone: (518) 442-4730; fax: (518) 442-2569; or email: or


International Winter School 2000 - South Africa

The International Winter School (IWS) at the University of Natal is now accepting applications for the International Winter School 2000. The session starts on June 17 and will run to August 5, 2000. The following courses are being offered: Culture and Diversity in the Rainbow Nation, Service Learning, Policy Issues and Community Service, African Art, Post-Apartheid Fictions, and Zulu Language and Culture. For brochures, application forms or additional information, contact Andrea Gommans via or write: International Winter School, University of Natal, Durban 4041, SOUTH AFRICA; Phone: +27 (0) 31 260 2677; Fax: +27 (0) 31 260 2136; website:

Advanced Intensive Zulu
June 15 to August 12, 2000

An eight-week intensive Zulu Program in South Africa will be offered by the Association of African Studies Program (AASP), with the support of the US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program. The Program will be directed by the Ohio State University's Program in African Languages, together with the Department of Zulu at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Priority will be given to applicants who: have successfully completed a minimum of one full year of college-level courses in either Zulu or Xhosa; are highly recommended by their Zulu instructors; have a strong record of academic achievement; are highly recommended by instructors in their academic discipline or area of specialization; show that advanced level of proficiency in Zulu is essential to their professional development; demonstrate that they have a career commitment to African Studies; and have not previously visited or lived in a Zulu or Xhosa-speaking community for a substantial period. Completed application packets, including official transcripts and letters of reference, must be postmarked no later than February 4, 2000. For more information contact Dr. Lupenga Mphande or Christopher M. Johnson, The Ohio State University, African Languages Program, 486 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210; Phone: (614) 292- 3700; Fax: (614) 292-2293; emails: Dr. Mphande:; Christopher Johnson:


Program Officer Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is conducting a search for a Program Officer for Arts and Culture. The position will be based in Nairobi; however the Program Officer will be responsible for grant making in media, arts, and culture in the East Africa Region. Significant experience in and knowledge of the media, arts, and culture fields in Eastern Africa, with experience in production and management is highly desirable. Ability to conceptualize program ideas and strategies; demonstrated analytical writing and organizational skills; ability to work with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and perspectives; fluency in written and spoken English; and fluency in Kiswahili is also desirable but not required. A university degree in a relevant discipline is preferred. Applications, including resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample should be sent to Ms. S. Gordon, Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, Box 786, New York, NY 10017; Tel: (212) 573- 4794; or email: The deadline is November 10, 1999.


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar,