Related Sections

Building Inclusive Communities Events Calendar

May 11

Date/Time: Friday, May 11 | 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Location: 303 International Center

Department: Political Science

Description: From Power Politics to Popular Power: a conference in recognition of the contributions of Professor Michael Bratton to the study of African politics

Aug 6

Year of Global Africa: The History of African Studies at MSU-a MSU Libraries Exhibit

Date/Time: Monday, Aug 6 - Monday, Dec 31 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: MSU Library

Department: MSU Library and MSUFCU

Description: From Nsukka to Now: The History of African Studies at MSU This exhibit traces the origins and history of African Studies at Michigan State University, beginning with the founding of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960. Using material from MSU Libraries’ Special Collections, it focuses on three key themes in this history: partnership, innovation, and activism. This exhibit is sponsored by MSUFCU.

Sep 13

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 13 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: 201 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: For more than fifty years, Dr. Hartwig has lived in Minnesota, North Carolina and Tanzania as a teacher, researcher, program facilitator and as a writer. She taught at St. Olaf College and North Carolina Central University. The Lutheran College Consortium for Tanzania, an exchange program between several Lutheran colleges and the University of Dar es Salaam was operative for thirty-three years. Mwangaza Education for Parthership ELCA/ELCT is in its twenty first year. She has published four books, the most recent – EDUCATION OF A STRANGER (2014) and LIVING WITH DYING – A FAMILY VOCATION (2017). The primary documents, letters, pictures and tapes related to ANICETI KITEREZA – A TANZANIAN EPIC, were collected in 1969 when she lived on the island of Ukerewe. During that time, her husband, Gerald Hartwig, assembled oral traditions from the Bakerebe in preparation of writing their history. Kitereza was one of his informants. The Hartwigs published four articles related to Kitereza's novel – Bwana Myombekere na Bibi Bugonoka. Currently, Dr. Hartwig lives in Roseville, MN. She is mother of four, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of seven.