CIPI News | 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010The Center for International Policy and Innovation and the United Stated Institute of Peace (USIP) held a joint event to discuss the challenges and prospects for Guinea's democratic transition featuring Dr. Lansiné Kaba, Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University’s Qatar campus. The panel discussion was hosted at USIP's offices November 2, 2010.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010“The Choice for War or Peace in Sudan: Beyond the January 9, 2011 Referenda,” on Carnegie Mellon’s campus, focused on the critical South Sudan and Abyei referenda and what the future would hold for Sudan beyond the January 2011 referendum. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in January 2005, ended two decades of conflict in Sudan between the north and south and included a provision allowing for the people of South Sudan and Abyei to vote for self-determination. MORE
Wednesday, October 20, 2010CIPI hosted a student roundtable discussion with Timothy Shortley, the deputy to the United States special envoy on Sudan. Shortley spoke about the political situation in Sudan, developments in Darfur, and prospects for a peaceful referendum process.
Monday, September 20, 2010Jendayi Frazer was first captivated by sub-Saharan Africa through literature. Her oldest sister introduced her to the works of African authors Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka in high school, which set in motion a professional career focused on the continent. In her Journeys lecture, which also reflects the title of Frazer’s forthcoming book about her government service during the George W. Bush Administration, Frazer will describe the experiences on the continent that have shaped her foreign policy philosophy of embracing African expertise and elevating African leaders to address problems on the continent. MORE
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Carnegie Mellon University Distinguished Service Professor Jendayi Frazer, a leading architect of U.S.-Africa policy over the last decade, has been awarded the Distinction of Dame Grand Commander in the Humane Order of African Redemption by Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The award, given for exemplary humanitarian work, was presented to Frazer for her work in the U.S. government to end Liberia's civil war and restore peace and democracy to the country. She received the award, one of the most prestigious honors that the president can bestow, as part of Liberia's 163rd Independence Day celebration on July 21. MORE
Monday, March 22, 2010On March 22, 2010, the Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI) at Carnegie Mellon University and the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) partnered to successfully host a three-day international Conference on Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa. MORE