CIPI News | 2013-Center for International Policy & Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

CIPI News | 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Winter 2013 CIPI Newsletter

CIPI’s Winter 2013 Newsletter is out! Stories include: CIPI and World Affairs Council host Energy Envoy, CIPI organizes panel on International Development Careers, Director Jendayi Frazer discusses innovation at the Transform Africa Summit, CMU participates in World Energy Day at the State Department, and more.
Monday, December 9, 2013

CIPI Director offers analysis of Mandela's legacy

CIPI Director Jendayi E. Frazer, Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (2005-2009), and U.S. Ambassador to South Africa (2004-2005), honored the late Nelson Mandela's legacy in the days following his death, speaking with several news organizations and offering insight and analysis on Mandela's life and work. In the wake of the passing of such an important world leader, Dr. Frazer's comments helped to provide insight, context, and understanding to a variety of audiences:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Transform Africa: CIPI Director to speak about innovation at Transform Africa Summit

Dr. Jendayi Frazer is one of several Carnegie Mellon University participants in the Transform Africa Summit taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, October 28-31. Transform Africa revisits the 2007 Connect Africa Summit that championed broadband connectivity and other measures to mitigate the digital divide threatening to separate African citizens from the technological advances occurring in other regions. Frazer is serving as a panelist for the Plenary Session entitled "Connect. Innovate. Transform." on October 29. The distinguished service professor also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Kigali-based East Africa Exchange, where her work is focused on the establishment of an innovative regional exchange intended to increase transparency in the East Africa Community's commodity markets.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CIPI Director offers analysis of the implications of the tragic mall siege in Kenya

Nairobi was a scene of violence and a battle ground for the terrorist group Al Shabab and the Kenyan Military. The violent chaotic situation at the Westgate Shopping Mall left at least 62 dead and 175 wounded. Dr. Jendayi Frazer joined several media sources to discuss the situation and provide analysis. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

State Department Envoy puts Energy in a Global Context

Ambassador Pascual, the Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, explained the challenges and opportunities of the current global energy policy environment during a Breakfast Briefing he delivered in Pittsburgh on July 18. Hosted jointly by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and the Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI), approximately 100 participants representing the business, non-profit, academic and foreign policy communities took part in the program at The Rivers Club.

Monday, July 1, 2013

CIPI Breakfast Briefing with U.S. Department of State Ambassador Carlos Pascual, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs

Oil production in the U.S. is increasing, and natural gas continues to be a boom industry across the country. Trends certainly indicate that the U.S. enjoys a significant comparative advantage in the “energy mix.” In an increasingly interconnected global community, economic interdependence--particularly within the realm of the energy trade--demands new and innovative approaches to policy and diplomacy. Much lies upon this balance, including national security, sustainable economy, and civil society. As an emerging global energy center, Pittsburgh finds itself at the nexus of this discourse. Join CIPI and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a special joint Breakfast Briefing: July 18 2013, 8:00 am - 9:30 am, with special guest Ambassador Carlos Pascual, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spring 2013 CIPI Newsletter

CIPI’s Spring 2013 Newsletter is out! Stories include: 2nd Annual Electoral Violence Lecture, CIPI Co-Sponsors CMU’s International Film Festival, Kenyan Elections, CIPI’s Educational Programming, Student Roundtable on State Department Careers, and more. MORE
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CIPI Director to serve as Discussion Leader at World Economic Forum on Africa

Jendayi Frazer, Director of the Center for International Policy & Innovation (CIPI) at Carnegie Mellon, will attend the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, May 8-10. The forum is convening under the theme of "Delivering on Africa’s Promise." Frazer will be serving as a discussion leader for the panel on "Mapping the African Growth Landscape," which will examine what sectors and industries hold the most promise for growth and diversification in the next decade.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Voting in Fear: CIPI Holds annual lecture focused on election violence

The annual Electoral Violence Lecture welcomed Dorina Bekoe, Norma Kriger, and Lahra Smith to discuss the research they contributed to the book and key findings presented in the edited volume. A lunchtime panel held at the University Club in Washington, DC, the event was moderated by Jendayi Frazer, Director of the Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI). Diplomats, academics, executives, practitioners, and U.S. government officials attended the event, and asked the panelists questions about the role of gender in electoral violence, and the effectiveness of utilizing the International Criminal Court to deter such violence.
Monday, March 11, 2013

CIPI serves as a sponsor for the CMU International Film Festival

The Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI) has signed on as a “Festival Celebrity” sponsor of the Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival. In its seventh year, the 2013 theme “Faces of Media” features new and award-winning films from over a dozen countries from March 21 – April 13. The goal according to film festival organizers, is to expose participants to a variety of “contemporary issues concerning the societal effects of rapid globalized media development, such as violence, (in)justice, identity transformation....”

Thursday, February 21, 2013

CIPI Director participates in “Kenya Decides” panel at the Brookings Institution

On Wednesday, February 20, Dr. Jendayi Frazer, Distinguished Service Professor within Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Heinz College, participated in a panel discussion on the 2013 presidential elections in Kenya at the Brooking Institution, as part of the event “Kenya Decides: The 2013 Presidential Election.” Panelists offered their analysis of the pre-election environment and country’s preparations for the March contest. Kenyans will go the polls on March 4 to elect a President and local level officials in the first contest following the December 2007 elections and subsequent violence that gripped the country.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Frazer to discuss upcoming Kenya election at Brookings Institution

On February 20, Frazer will participate in a panel discussion on the upcoming presidential election in Kenya at the Brookings Institution. On March 21, CIPI will host the 2013 Electoral Violence Lecture from noon – 2 p.m., Thursday, March 21 at the University Club in Washington, D.C. The second annual electoral violence lecture series will take place just after the first round of elections in Kenya and prior to the beginning of Zimbabwe’s electoral process.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CIPI Director’s Congressional Testimony on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Dr. Jendayi Frazer, Distinguished Public Service Professor and Director of the Center for International Policy & Innovation, gave a testimonial House Armed Services Committee. Frazer was one of three civil society witnesses that delivered testimony and answered questions regarding the Evolving Security Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the December 19, 2012 hearing.