MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/10/'96

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/10/'96

EAST LANSING, MI 48824-2035 September
10, 1996






FALL COURSES (Africa Related)



Please submit information on Africa-related events or news seven to 10 days in advance of the day it should appear in the Tuesday Bulletin. Submissions may be brought, faxed, or e-mailed to the African Studies Center, Room 100, Center for International Programs, Michigan State University. Telephone: (517) 353-1700 Fax: (517) 432-1209, E-mail:


September 6, Friday, SID Film Series presents "Guelwaar" a film that focuses on the split between Muslim and Christian communities in the southern part of Senegal, the Casamance. The film begins at 6:30 PM in the Small Auditorium in the Old Horticulture Building.

September 10, Tuesday, "Joanna and Stedman: The Suriname Marriage of Slave and Free" The Women's Studies program presents a lecture/discussion presentation by Natalie Zemon Davis (Professor of History, Princeton University) 8:00p.m.,Parlor C, MSU Union Building.

September 12, Thursday "Surviving in the Sahel: Rural Livelihoods, Coping Strategies, and Natural Resource Management" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Professor David Seddon (Visiting Scholar, Prof. of Development Studies at the Univ of East Anglia, the U.K.) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

September 19, Thursday "Environment Law in Malawi: Paradigm Shift" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Tracy Dobson (Associate Dean, International Studies; Fisheries and Wildlife, MSU) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.


Congratulations to Mercy Chigubu of Zimbabwe: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation awarded a fellowship this year to Mercy Chigubu, a doctoral student in the College of Human Ecology at MSU. Mercy was the Vice President of the African Students Union of MSU in 1995. Currently, she is the President of the Zimbabwe Family and Child Ecology of MSU. Mercy's research will focus on families, with special emphasis on women and children and will be carried out in Zimbabwe-Southern Africa.

Fulbright Scholar Applications 1997-98 Applications for 1997-98 Fulbright Scholar Program are now available. The program offers grants for lecturing and research in more than 135 countries. To receive guidelines and application materials, contact: Debra Carpenter, International Studies and Programs, 207 International Center, phone: 355-2350.


The 1996 Academy Scholars Program The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies provides fellowship support to young scholars. It is dedicated to the task of training social scientist in area studies --- focusing especially on those areas of the world that require the use of difficult languages. The Academy Scholars Program identifies very bright younger scholars. Those selected as Academy Scholars will work for two years at Harvard University conducting either dissertation or post-doctoral research in their chosen fields or areas. The competition for these awards is open only to doctoral candidates or recent recipients of these degrees. Applications for the 1997-98 Academic Year are due by October 11, 1996. For a brochure describing the Program and how to apply, contact: Chester D Haskell, The Academy Scholars Program, Center for International Affairs, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138. Phone: (617)-495-9498, Fax: (617)- 495-8292.

The Commonwealth Writers Prize
The 1997 Prize will be awarded for books published in the period January 1 to December 31, 1996. The timetable is as follows: Closing dates for entries: November 30, 1996. Meeting of regional panels February 7-15, 1997. Announcements of regional winners, February 15, 1997. Final judging and awards ceremony, April 15-30, 1997. Write: Commonwealth Foundation, Marlborough House, London SW1, England, for more details.

Educating Girls and Women for Development
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is an organization established as a response to the realization that female participation in education in many countries in Africa is alarmingly low. FAWE's mission is, firstly, to ensure that gender equality is built into all educational policies in Africa. Secondly, FAWE tries to ensure continuous and rigorous debate on all social policies that impinge on how education policy is implemented.

FAWE welcomes partnerships with national, regional and international organizations in the promotion of female education in Africa. For more information contact: The Executive Director, Forum for African Women Educationalists, PO Box 53168, Nairobi, Kenya. Phone (2) 226590; Fax (2) 210709.


The African World Expo is planned for October 10-13 at COBO Hall Convention Center, One Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI. This year's AFRICAN WORLD EXPO will feature an extensive program of conferences, seminars and workshops on trade, investment and joint venture opportunities between North America and Africa. For more information contact: African World Expo, 14000 Wyoming, Detroit, MI 48238. Phone: (313) 868-4723, Fax: (313) 834-9274.


(Addenda and Corrections)

Religion and the Media (REL 210)
4 credits 10:20-12:10, T-Th 316 Bessey Hall -- Instructor: John Hinnant (2-0062)

Resource Development
Special Topic in Resource Development: Pesticides, People and Politics -
Africa (RD 491)
3 credits 12:40-2:00, MW - Instructor: Jim Bingen (3-1905)

International Rural Community Development (RD 876), 3 credits, 2:40-4:00, W
- Instructor: George Axinn (3-1913)

Environment and Society (SOC 452), 3 credits, 8:00-8:50, T-Th - Instructor:
Craig Harris (5-5048)

International Inequality and Development (SOC 832), 3 credits, 10:20-1:10, M
- Instructor: Ruth Hamilton (3-9505)

Social Ecology (SOC 864), 3 credits, 10:20-1:10,
T-Th - Instructor: Craig Harris (5-5048)

Individual Readings on Africa (SOC 890), VA credit, Hours to be arranged.

Agricultural Economics: "Agriculture in Economic Development" (AEC 861)
Fall 1996, 3 credits 3-4:20, MW 211 Ag Hall
Instructors: Tom Reardon (5-1521) and Carl Eicher (3-9330)

Role of agriculture in economic development: a history of ideas Models of agricultural development (e.g., induced innovation) Food security and food policy and marketing analysis, food aid Agribusiness in the Third World: obstacles and potential Accelerating and sustaining agricultural development Environment and agricultural development links Combating natural resource degradation in a peasant economy Land tenure, land reform, and land settlement Technology: research and extension strategies; social, economic, and environmental impacts of technology Women in development Human capital and lost science in the Third World Nonfarm sector micro enterprise development The changing food economy .. changes in food habits and market structures in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe

For more information contact:
Thomas Reardon
Dept. of Agricultural Economics
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Mich. 48824
phone: 517 355 1521 fax 517 432 1800


The American University in Cairo announces availability African Graduate Fellowships for the 1997-1998 academic year. Fellowships are offered to African students who wish to pursue a two-year master degree in any disciplines offered by the AUC. Ten fellowships will be offered to full-time graduate students from various African countries, not including Egypt. Applications should be received on or before February 1, 1997. For more information write: OGSR, c/o The American University in Cairo, 113 Kasr El Aini Street, P.O. Box 2511, Cairo, Egypt. Phone: 20-2-357-5530, Fax: 20-2-355-7565.

Proposals Invited for Projects in Mission Research. The Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, CT, administers the Research Enablement Program (REP) for the advancement of scholarship in studies of Christian Mission and Christianity in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis in the following categories: Postdoctoral book research and writing projects, International field research for doctoral dissertations, Missiological consultations (small scale), Planning grants for major interdisciplinary research projects. Projects that are cross-cultural, collaborative, and interdisciplinary are sought. The deadline for receiving 1997 grant applications is November 28, 1996. For further information and official application forms contact: Geoffrey A. Little, Coordinator, Research Enablement Program, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511 U.S.A., Phone: (203) 865-1827, Fax: (203) 865-2857.

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Lisa D. Beckum
African Studies Center
100 CIP, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035
phone: (517)-353-1700 e-mail:

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