FIRST ANNUAL MEETING 1979
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
Washington, DC, United States
Program of first Annual Meeting of ACAS. SATURDAY • General Plenary - Prof. James Turner, Presiding, with Prof. Immanuel Wallerstein, “ACAS, the United States and Africa: Developing a Scholarly Role in Foreign Affairs,” and remarks by Prof. Robert J. Cummings. • Panel I - Zimbabwe: U.S. Congressional Action on the Removal of Sanctions, Turner (moderator), with Randall Robinson, Executive Director, TransAfrica; Edgar Lockwood, Director, Washington Office on Africa (WOA); Dr. Phil White, Department of Political Science, Yale University; Chris Chamberlain, Legislative Assistant to Senator Paul Tsongas; and a Representative from Zimbabwe. • Panel II - South Africa and U.S. Investments: The Divestiture Campaign, Prof. David Wiley (moderator) with Cong. Howard Wolpe; Prexy Nesbitt, Institute for Policy Studies; Dr. Faysal A. Mohammed, Department of Economics, Howard University; and Dr. Pauline Baker, U.S. Senate Africa Subcommittee staff. • Film Presentation and Discussion - The Uses and Value of Films • ACAS Executive Committee Dinner Meeting • General Plenary II - Wallerstein, Presiding. Introduction of a Draft Constitution and discussion of ACAS Goals and Directions, Programs and Strategies, and Recruitment and Support. • SUNDAY • Strategy for Research: A Roundtable Discussion, Leader Prof. Ann Seidman with Dr. Aristone Chambati, Secretary for Research and Information, Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU). • LUNCH Address "Applied African Development" by Timothy Jenkins, Chrm, Match Institutions • General Plenary Session II, Turner and Wallerstein presiding. • Panel IV: U.S. Policy and Africa, Prof. Willard Johnson (moderator), with Dr. Mariyawanda Nzuwah, Journal of Southern African Affairs; Dr. Mohamad El-Khawas, Federal University/University of the District of Columbia; and Dr. Stephen Weissman, U.S. House of Representatives Africa Subcommittee staff. • RECEPTION • Film Presentation • MONDAY • ACAS Executive Committee Breakfast Meeting • Lobbying Visit to Capitol Hill.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers