CIPI News | 2012-Center for International Policy & Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

CIPI News | 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Career Diplomat encourages CMU students to consider a career at the State Department

The Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI) recently held a student roundtable with Akunna Cook, a career foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, to discuss careers at the U.S. Department of State. The event, which included more than two dozen participants from across Carnegie Mellon’s colleges, is part of CIPI’s mission to expose students to policy in praxis by connecting them with practitioners in the field. MORE
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

CIPI Director Jendayi Frazer to deliver remarks at the Achebe Colloquium on Africa

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.”

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

CIPI Hosting Student Roundtable Discussion on Careers at the State Department

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.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

CIPI hosts lunchtime discussion on “Preventing Conflict in the Two Sudans”

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.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

CIPI to Host Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call on Sudan and South Sudan

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.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Carnegie Mellon Senior Awarded Prestigious Pickering Fellowship

Carnegie Mellon University senior Ema D. Woodward has been awarded a prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. The fellowships, administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation for the U.S. Department of State, aim to develop a source of well-prepared men and women whose academic backgrounds fulfill the skill needs of the State Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Woodward is the first Carnegie Mellon student to receive this fellowship. CIPI’s Executive Director Kendra Gaither is a Pickering alumna. MORE
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CIPI-EAC Fellows Depart for Summer Internships in Tanzania

Two distinguished graduate students, Arlane Gordon-Bray and Ding Xu, have been selected to serve as fellows with the East African Community (EAC), whose member countries are Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The 2012 CIPI-EAC Fellows will spend 10 weeks living in Arusha, Tanzania, where they will work directly under the EAC Secretary-General, Dr. Richard Sezibera, and his executive team on regional economic development projects.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Photos online from book launch parties

View photos on CIPI's Flickr channel from our recent launch events for the new book Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa: one in Washington DC and one in Pittsburgh. Co-authored by Ambassador Jendayi Frazer, Distinguished Service Professor of Heinz College, and E. Gyimah-Boadi, Executive Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, the book was a result of the CIPI-sponsored conference on the promotion of non-violent elections which was convened in Accra, Ghana.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Book by CMU Professor and Former US Envoy to Africa Jendayi Frazer Focuses on "Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa"

Join Carnegie Mellon University's Center for International Politics and Innovation (CIPI) as we celebrate the release of the new book Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa with two events; one in Washington DC and one in Pittsburgh. Co-authored by Ambassador Jendayi Frazer, Distinguished Service Professor of Heinz College, and E. Gyimah-Boadi, Executive Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, the book was a result of the CIPI-sponsored conference on the promotion of non-violent elections which was convened last year in Accra, Ghana.
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