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CIPI News | 2012
Ms. Akunna Cook, U.S. Department of State
Frazer to testify before Congressional Committee on security situation in Democratic Republic of Congo
Carnegie Mellon University's Jendayi Frazer will join Oscar winner Ben Affleck and others at a briefing before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. The panelists will update the committee on the evolving security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the implications for U.S. National Security. Frazer, a leading architect of U.S.-Africa policy over the last decade, will provide her insights into the conflict in the DRC and speak to the diplomatic and other policy options that U.S. policymakers should consider to address the situation in Congo and in the region.
On December 7-8, 2012, Brown University will hold the annual Achebe Colloquium on Africa, convened by Chinua Achebe, celebrated author and Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Brown. The university describes the Colloquium as a forum that “brings together an international group of scholars, officials from African governments, the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and other organizations for two days of intense deliberation and exchange of ideas on the importance of strengthening democracy and peace on the African continent.” Dr. Jendayi Frazer, Carnegie Mellon University Professor and Director of the Center for International Policy & Innovation (CIPI) will deliver remarks during the forum whose theme is “Governance, Security, and Peace in Africa.”
On Monday, December 3, the Center for International Policy & Innovation (CIPI) invites you to join us for a conversation with Akunna Cook, a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, to discuss careers at the State Department. Ms. Cook, a career Foreign Service Officer specializing in economics issues, is visiting Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a guest lecture on economic statecraft and agreed to hold a special meeting with students to discuss careers opportunities at the State Department. The roundtable discussion will be held in the University Center Peter Room from 5:00-6:00pm.
Dr. Jendayi Frazer, Director of the Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI) and Distinguished Public Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon, led a foreign policy conference call on the relationship between Sudan and newly independent South Sudan. The September 27 event was part of The Council on Foreign Relations’ Academic Conference Call series, which gives students around the country the opportunity to hear experts discuss various topics related to international affairs. Frazer opened the discussion by giving the audience an overview of the strained relations between Sudan and South Sudan, and described how these current tensions might be alleviated.
Dr. Jendayi Frazer, CIPI Director and Distinguished Public Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon, will be featured in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Academic Conference Call series on September 27. The topic of discussion is “Preventing Conflict in the two Sudans,” which will allow students to learn more about the challenges to peace in the region. CIPI will host an event in Hamburg Hall so that CMU students can take part in the dialogue. Frazer is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council, where she directs the Africa After 50 Roundtable series that examines the trends and regional dynamics shaping Africa's future and U.S. policy opportunities on the continent.