[We are delighted to send you a the latest ACAS Bulletin, which addresses the new opportunity for an altered U.S. policy …]

by Jean Sindab, David Wiley, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
March 15, 1993
Publisher: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Africa, Somalia, Sudan
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing from Co-chairs Jean Sindab and David Wiley noted new opportunity for an altered U.S. policy in and said that, for the first time, ACAS has a part-time Executive Secretary, Lisa Alfred, based in Washington, D.C. This should help insert ACAS’s voice and members in those discussions and collaborate with other NGOs on campaigns for human rights in Africa and changes in U.S. policy. In the last several months, ACAS has corresponded on U.S. Angola policy with Herman Cohen (still Asst. Secretary for Africa) and on U.S. Angola and UNESCO policies with Clifton Wharton (Clinton’s new Deputy Secretary of State, former president of MSU, the SUNY system, and TIAA-FREF). ACAS also inserted 20 questions in the confirmation hearing for new Africa Asst. Secretary George Moose and continued the campaign to keep U.S. military and intelligence programs and funding separate from African studies research and fellowships (Boren Act and a new CIA language initiative through Florida A&M University). Special donations are needed to support for ACAS in 1993; foundations we hoped would support ACAS are funding primarily universities and organizations in Africa. ACAS needs support because its agenda is broader now, giving attention to issues from across the continent and not just Southern Africa. ACAs is seeking to link its work more closely to African scholarly colleagues, giving more attention to the plight of fellow scholars in Africa when they are under political attack. New Information Packets are available on Somalia, Angola, Sudan and U.S. Intelligence and African Studies. Articles are being solicited by Editor Allan Cooper for the next issue of the Bulletin on "Conflict Resolution in Africa."
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers