Dr. Moses Tesi

Professor

Dr. Moses Tesi
615-898-5731
Room 246, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 29, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University (1985)
  • M.A., University of Chicago (1978)
  • B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1977)

Biography

Selected Conferences Organized

May 15, 1997, Millennium Conference on Trade and Investments in Africa, New York, NY (sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs). March 22-24 1994, Fourth Annual Conference on African Policy Issues, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs, the program focused on assessing Africa's various environmental concerns with a view to seeking ways to put an end to the rapid deterioration of the continent's ecology. Part...

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Selected Conferences Organized

May 15, 1997, Millennium Conference on Trade and Investments in Africa, New York, NY (sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs). March 22-24 1994, Fourth Annual Conference on African Policy Issues, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs, the program focused on assessing Africa's various environmental concerns with a view to seeking ways to put an end to the rapid deterioration of the continent's ecology. Participants came from the academic community, African and U.S. governments, international organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations. Feb. 24-26, 1993, Third Annual Conference on African Policy Issues, Washington, D.C. Conference was sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs and brought together African Ministers of Health, Corporate executives, scholars, Health care professionals, officials of the U.S. government and various international organizations to explore various strategies to deal with Africa's Health problems. April 23, 1992, Second Annual Conference on African Policy Issues, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs, conference brought together policy analysts, researchers, statesmen and corporate executives to explore various mechanisms and strategies towards enhancing Africa's Competitiveness in the New World Order. Conference attracted over 400 participants. Nov. 5, 1991, & The Democratic Transition in Benin", Washington, D.C. Conference sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs to assess the nature of the transition from military rule to multiparty democracy in Africa and the lessons that could be learnt from it. Over 350 analysts, scholars and policy makers, including the new democratically elected President of Benin, Hon. Nicephor Soglo participated. April 3, 1991, Inaugural Conference on African Policy Issues: Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs, conference brought together policy analysts, researchers and policy makers to examine ways in which the Democratic Transition in Africa could be enhanced and encouraged. Conference attracted more than 500 participants. Featured Hon. Robert McNamara, former United States Secretary of Defense and former President of the World Bank as the Distinguished Lecturer. June 18, 1990 The Liberian Crisis in Perspective Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs. Program featured scholars, analysts, policy practitioners, U.S. and Liberian government officials, including Liberian President Amos Sawyer, and dealt with the security and refugee issues pertinent to the Civil war in Liberia. March 1990, & Africa From Crisis to Sustainable Growth." Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs, the conference assessed the issues and policy recommendations in the World Bank's study of the development problems facing Africa in the 1990s. February 16 - March 14, 1989, & Women in African Society." Seminar series sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs in Washington, D.C. to critically assess ways to better integrate women into the political, social and economic fabrics of African society. October September 14 - October 19, 1988, & African Politics and the Economy." Seminar series sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs in Washington, D.C. to generate new ideas and explore new strategies to deal with Africa's political and mounting economic problems.

 

Student Organizations and Activities

1994 to 2001, Faculty Mentor for minority students, University Mentoring Program, Middle Tennessee State University. 1994 to 1996, Faculty Adviser, MTSU Political Science Student Organization. March 4, 1991, Judge for the Mock Trial of Saddam Hussein, MTSU Division of Student Affairs, University Housing Area II.

Guest Lectureships

Spring 2000, Guest Lecturer, Dr. John Please Class in Department of Psychology on Cultural Practices in Africa related to death. Fall 1999, Lecture in African-American Minor Special Topic Course on "Class and Society in Africa," Ms. Bonnie Shipp instructor. August 11, 1993, & U.S. Policy, Democratization, And Development: Rethinking the Strategy For Sustainable Change in Africa," American Cultural Center, Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon. August 3, 1991, & Reflections on Democratic Transition in Cameroon", Thirtieth Anniversary of Peace Corps Convention - Friends of Cameroon, Washington, D.C. April 1988, & The Informal Sector in Africa," Department of Sociology, American University, Washington, D.C. December, 1986, & Social Institutions in Cameroon," United States Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA. 1998 Neighborhood Coordinator for the Diabetes Association's fund raising drive.

Univerity Service at MTSU

2002 Faculty Search Committee, Department of Political Science 2002 Faculty Search Committee, Department of Fine Arts 2001 Faculty Search Committee, Department of Fine Arts 2000 Political Science Departmental Curriculum Committee 2000 Black History Month Committee 1998-2000 Member and Chair, University Committee on International Programs and Services 1999 Faculty Recruitment Committee, Political Science Department 1998 Political Science Department Faculty Recruitment Committee 1996-Present Faculty Committee, African-American Minor Program 1996-1997 Faculty Welfare Committee 1996-1999 Black History Month Committee 1993-1996 University Faculty Senate 1992-1995 Chair, Political Science Department Text Book Selection Committee, PS 122 1993-1996 National Security Educational Fellowship Committee 1990-1991 Departmental Recruitment Committee 1990-1993 African-American Minor Program Committee

Service to Professional Organizations Editorial Service

1996 to present Editor, The Journal of African Policy Studies (I have guided the publication of six issues of the journal since taking over as editor). 1994 to 1996 Managing Editor, Journal of African Policy Studies 1990 to present Editorial Board, Journal of Third World Studies

Conferences Organized

May 15, 1997, Millennium Conference on Trade and Investments in Africa, New York, NY (sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs) March 22-24 1994, Fourth Annual Conference on African Policy Issues, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs, the program focused on assessing Africa's various environmental concerns with a view to seeking ways to put an end to the rapid deterioration of the continent's ecology. Participants came from the academic community, African and U.S. governments, international organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations. Feb. 24-26, 1993, Third Annual Conference on African Policy Issues, Washington, D.C. Conference was sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs and brought together African Ministers of Health, Corporate executives, scholars, Health care professionals, officials of the U.S. government and various international organizations to explore various strategies to deal with Africa's Health problems. April 23, 1992, Second Annual Conference on African Policy Issues, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs, conference brought together policy analysts, researchers, statesmen and corporate executives to explore various mechanisms and strategies towards enhancing Africa's Competitiveness in the New World Order. Conference attracted over 400 participants. Nov. 5, 1991, "The Democratic Transition in Benin", Washington, D.C. Conference sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs to assess the nature of the transition from military rule to multiparty democracy in Africa and the lessons that could be learnt from it. Over 350 analysts, scholars and policy makers, including the new democratically elected president of Benin, Mr. Nicephor Soglo participated. April 3, 1991, Inaugural Conference on African Policy Issues: Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs, conference brought together policy analysts, researchers and policy makers to examine ways in which the Democratic Transition in Africa could be enhanced and encouraged. Conference attracted more than 500 participants. June 18, 1990 The Liberian Crisis in Perspective Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs. Program featured scholars, analysts, policy practitioners, U.S. and Liberian government officials, including Liberian President Amos Sawyer, and dealt with the security and refugee issues pertinent to the Civil war in Liberia. March 1990, "Africa From Crisis to Sustainable Growth." Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs, the conference assessed the issues and policy recommendations in the World Bank's study of the development problems facing Africa in the 1990s. February 16 - March 14, 1989, "Women in African Society." Seminar series sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs in Washington, D.C. to critically assess ways to better integrate women into the political, social and economic fabrics of African society. October September 14 - October 19, 1988, "African Politics and the Economy." Seminar series sponsored by the Institute on African Affairs in Washington, D.C. to generate new ideas and explore new strategies to deal with Africa's political and mounting economic problems.

 

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Publications

Books, Book Chapters, and Journal Articles

Tesi Moses K., & Cameroon's Endangered Environment: Economic Policy and Forest Loss," in Agenda Setting and Public Policy in Africa, ed. by Kelechi A. Kalu, Burlington, VT: Ashgate press, 2004 Tesi, Moses K., ed., The Environment and Development in Africa (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield, Fall 2000). Tesi, Moses K., & The State of Environmental Research in Africa:," in The Environment and Develo...

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Books, Book Chapters, and Journal Articles

Tesi Moses K., & Cameroon's Endangered Environment: Economic Policy and Forest Loss," in Agenda Setting and Public Policy in Africa, ed. by Kelechi A. Kalu, Burlington, VT: Ashgate press, 2004 Tesi, Moses K., ed., The Environment and Development in Africa (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield, Fall 2000). Tesi, Moses K., & The State of Environmental Research in Africa:," in The Environment and Development in Africa, Tesi, Moses K., (ed.) (Lanham: Md.: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, Fall 2000). Tesi Moses K., & Conceptualizing Africa's Environmental Challenges: A Framework for Analysis," in The Environment and Development in Africa, Tesi, Moses K., (ed.) (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, Fall 2000). Tesi Moses K., & The Environment in Cameroon: Forest Resource Utilization, Forest Policy, and Forest Management," in Tesi, Moses K., (ed.) The Environment and Development in Africa (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, Fall 2000). Tesi, Moses K., &Key to Addressing Africa's Environmental Challenges"; in Tesi Moses K., (ed.) The Environment and Development in Africa (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, Fall 2000). Tesi, Moses K., &Africa's Environmental Challenges: Deforestation and Development," in Sidiqqui, Rukhsana, (ed.) Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1990s: Challenges to Democracy and Development (Westport Conn.: Praeger, 1997). Tesi, Moses K., & African Policy World," Journal of African Policy Studies Vol. 1, No. 1, 1995. Tesi, Moses K., & The Socio-Economic and Cultural Dynamics of AIDS in Africa," Wisconsin ociologist Volume 30, Spring, 1993 Tesi, Moses K., 1992. &The AIDS Epidemic in Africa: A National Security Issue," The African World, Fall, 1992. Tesi, Moses K., 1991. &Democratization and Development: Contrasting Views," ASA News, Oct. 1991. Tesi, Moses K., 1990. & Economic Dependence and Foreign Policy Compliance in Third World- First World Relations: Bringing Theory to Better Proximity With Reality," Journal of Third World Studies 7, No. 2 (Fall) 6-45. Tesi, Moses K., 1987. & The Africans: Myth or Reality?" A Current Bibliography on African Affairs 20, No. 1 (Nov.) 22-32; (Reprinted, in the Journal of Third World Studies 5, No 2 (Fall), 186-203 Tesi, Moses K. 1987. Review of Political Economy of Nigeria by Claude Ake. Journal of Third World Studies 4, No. 2 (Fall), 200-201

Reference Publications

Tesi, Moses K., &The Democratic Republic of the Congo," in Global Perspectives on the United States Karen Christensen and David Levinson, editor, (Great Barrington, M.A., Berkshire Publishing Group, Forth coming). Tesi, Moses K., &The Ivory Coast," in Governments of the World, Neal Tate, editor, (Farming Hill, MI: Macmillan Thomson Gale Publishers, 2006). Tesi, Moses K., & Coup d' Etat and Military Rule in Post Colonial Africa," Encyclopedia of African History, Kevin Shillington, editor, (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Publishers, 2005). Tesi, Moses K., & Ahmadou Ahidjo," Encyclopedia of African History, Kevin Shillington, editor (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Publishers, 2005). Tesi, Moses K., & Commaunite Financier Africain" (CFA) Encyclopedia of African History, Kevin Shillington, editor, (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Publishers, 2005). Tesi, Moses K., "Southern African Development Community (SADC)" in Encyclopedia of African History, Kevin Shillington, editor, (New York: Routledge, Tayolor and Francis Publishers, 2005). Tesi, Moses K., "Oil in African Society," Encyclopedia of African History, Kevin Shillington, editor, (New York:: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Publishers, 2005). Tesi, Moses K., & Cote d' Ivoire," in Legal Systems of the World Vol. I, Herbert, M. Kritzer, editor, (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2002). Tesi, Moses K., & Republic of the Congo," in Legal Systems of the World, Vol. I, Herbert, M. Kritzer, editor, (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2002). Tesi, Moses K., & Namibia", in Legal Systems of the World Vo.3, Herbert, M. Kritzer, editor (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2002). Tesi Moses K., & Forward" to J. Wagona Makoba's Government Policy and Private Enterprise Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998).

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Presentations

Selected Conference Papers Presented, Discussed or Chaired

Tesi, Moses K., & Consolidating Dominant Party Rule in Cameroon," Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 11-14 November 2004. Tesi, Moses K., United States Private Investments in Africa in an Age of Globalization, 13th Biannual Congress of the African Political Science Association, Yaounde, Cameroon, 19-21 June 2001. Tesi, Moses K., Cameroon's Foreign Relations: A Critic...

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Selected Conference Papers Presented, Discussed or Chaired

Tesi, Moses K., & Consolidating Dominant Party Rule in Cameroon," Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 11-14 November 2004. Tesi, Moses K., United States Private Investments in Africa in an Age of Globalization, 13th Biannual Congress of the African Political Science Association, Yaounde, Cameroon, 19-21 June 2001. Tesi, Moses K., Cameroon's Foreign Relations: A Critical Examination, 43rd Annual Conference of the Association of African Studies, November 16-19, 2000, Nashville, TN, U. S. A. Tesi, Moses K., & Environmental Policy and Changes in Africa: A Case Study of Forest Utilization and Management in Cameroon," 17th Annual Conference of the Association of Third World Studies, November 18-20, 1999, San Jose, Costa Rica. Tesi, Moses K., Consolidating Elections in Cameroon, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 1998 Chicago, Illinois, USA. Tesi, Moses K., Conceptualizing Africa's Environmental Concerns, 40th Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association, April 15-18, 1998, Denver, Colorado, USA. Tesi, Moses K., Lessons of Democratization in Africa, A Preliminary Review, Western Social Association 39th Annual Conference, April 23-26, 1997, Albuquerque, NM. Tesi, Moses K., Doing Business in the New Global Economy, Western Social Science Association 39th Annual Meeting, April 23- 26, 1997, Albuquerque, NM. Tesi, Moses K., Africa's Environmental Challenges: Deforestation and Development, 23rd Annual Conference, Canadian Association of African Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada, May 10-13, 1995. Tesi, Moses K., The Struggle for Democracy and Unity in Cameroon African Studies Association, 36th Annual Meeting, Boston, December 4-7, 1993. Tesi, Moses K., Political Transitions and Economic Liberalization in Africa, American Political Science Association, 89th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., Sept. 2-5, 1993 (panel chair). Tesi, Moses K., Forging a New Business Partnership: The African Market and U.S. Business, Western Social Science Association, Corpus Christi, Texas, April 1993. Tesi, Moses K., & Socio-Economic and Cultural Dynamics of AIDS in Africa", Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Convention, April, 1993. Tesi, Moses K., & Trade Union Militancy and Fragile Democracies in Africa", African-American Labor Center of the AFL- CIO Advanced Leadership Training Program, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1992. (Invited). Tesi, Moses K., & The Politics of Economic Reform in Comparative Perspective", American Political Science Association, 88th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Sept. 3-6, 1992. (discussed). Tesi, Moses, K., & Democratic Change in Africa", World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., June 16, 1992. Tesi, Moses, K., "The Democratic Transition in Cameroon", African Studies Association, Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov., 1991. Tesi, Moses K., " Building Democracy in Cameroon", Conference on African Policy Issues, Washington, D.C., April 3, 1991. Tesi, Moses K., & Facing the Challenge", Reflections on the Democratization Process in Cameroon, Kumba Presbyterian Secondary School Ex-Students Association Third Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., August, 10, 1991. Tesi, Moses K., & Marketing in Africa", Annual Symposium on Trade and Investments in Africa, October 1989, Baltimore, MD.

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Awards

2003 Fulbright Senior Scholar, University of Dschang, Cameroon 1998 Manuscript Preparation Grant, Middle Tennessee State University 1998 Faculty Travel Grant, Middle Tennessee State University 1996 Ford Foundation Grant $10,000 1993 Faculty Research Grant, Spring Semester, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 1992 Summer Faculty Research Grant, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 1991 Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award, Presbyterian Secondary School Ex-Stu...

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2003 Fulbright Senior Scholar, University of Dschang, Cameroon 1998 Manuscript Preparation Grant, Middle Tennessee State University 1998 Faculty Travel Grant, Middle Tennessee State University 1996 Ford Foundation Grant $10,000 1993 Faculty Research Grant, Spring Semester, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 1992 Summer Faculty Research Grant, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 1991 Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award, Presbyterian Secondary School Ex-Students Association-U.S.A. 1983 American Political Science Association Foreign Graduate Student Fellowship Award (Declined) 1982 Ethel Mae Wilson Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Graduate Fellowship Award, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Chicago (Declined) 1976 Best Delegate Award, Model United Nations Competition Lock Haven State University, Haven, PA 1974-1977 Full Scholarship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

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Research/Scholarly Activity

Democratic Dynamics and Ethno-Regionalism in Cameroon Liberalization and Economic Management in Cameroon Cameroon's Foreign Policy

In the Media

Channel 9 Television, "Inside Academia Series on Africa - Cameroon," (Dr. Richard Hannah Producer, Middle Tennessee State University Learning Resources Center) Murfreesboro, TN October 7, 2004. News Channel 5, Thursday August 21, 2003, (Discussed the Civil War in Liberia with former US Representative Bob Clement). The Peoples and Cultures of Cameroon, Wednesday February 13, 2002, Erma Siegel Elementary School. This was an informational presentation to second, third and fourth graders about Ca...

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Channel 9 Television, "Inside Academia Series on Africa - Cameroon," (Dr. Richard Hannah Producer, Middle Tennessee State University Learning Resources Center) Murfreesboro, TN October 7, 2004. News Channel 5, Thursday August 21, 2003, (Discussed the Civil War in Liberia with former US Representative Bob Clement). The Peoples and Cultures of Cameroon, Wednesday February 13, 2002, Erma Siegel Elementary School. This was an informational presentation to second, third and fourth graders about Cameroon. Interviews on "War Against Terrorism", The Daily News Journal, Thursday September 20, 2001. This was a lengthy interview in which I gave my insight as a professor of International relations on the recently declared war against terrorism by the Bush administration. The Record, Middle Tennessee State University, January 24, 2000, & U. S. Response to African AIDS Epidemic. Today's Response, Middle Tennessee State University, Various Issues, 1999 and 2000 Minority Business Entrepreneur, Volume 16, No. 6, 1999. (On The Clinton administration's new Investments in African Infrastructure projects). Advisor, Centre Interafricain de Recherches Pluridisciplinaires sur l'Ethnicité Yaoundé, Cameroon B.P. 8332, Yaounde, 1998 to present. This is a major Non Governmental Organization in Cameroon involved in the study of governance and democracy in the multiethnic society of Cameroon. The Record, Middle Tennessee State University, September 22, 1997, on U.S. Business and Africa. WHRT Channel 27, Murfreesboro, TN, September 4, 1997(Interview about Iraq's renewed military activities in the Middle East). Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro, TN, September 4, 1997 (Interview about Iraq's renewed military activities in the Middle East and U.S. response) Voice of America, Washington, D.C., February 24, 1993(Interview on Health Care and Development in Africa). African News Weekly, Durham, North Carolina, March 2nd, 1993, (Interview on the Civil War in Sudan). Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro, TN., December 9, 1992 (Interview on U.S. Decision to send troops to Somalia to help secure humanitarian relief efforts). WSM-Radio, Nashville, TN. December 9, 1992 (Interview on U.S. military efforts to save-guard relief supplies to Somalia). WTVF-TV (Channel Five), Nashville, TN. December 6, 1992 (Interview on US military mission to save-guard relief supplies to Somalia). Voice of America, October 23, 1992, Interview on State of U.S. Business Investments in AfricaVoice of America, April 23, 1992, Interview on Africa in the Changing Global Economy, Washington, D.C. WHMM-Radio, Washington, D.C., April 5, 1991, News Interview on Democratic Changes and Development in Africa. C-SPAN, April 3, 1991, Washington, D.C., Proceedings of Paper on Building Democracy in Africa. Voice of America, April 3, 1991, Washington, D.C., Conference Presentation on Building Democracy in Africa. WDCU-FM Radio, Washington, D.C., Oct. 1990, Cross Talk, Daily Talk Show Program. Appeared to Discuss Trade and Investments Issues Pertinent to African Development.

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