CIPI News | 2014-Center for International Policy & Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

CIPI News | 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

CIPI's Year in Review 2014

Join the Center for International Policy & Innovation (CIPI) for a a "Look Back at 2014!" Thank you for your partnership and support in 2014. Check out all of the programs, projects and activities we were able to achieve together in 2014. CIPI is proud of our work over the past year, and we look forward to all that will be achieved in 2015. We also wish you a world of happiness and a new year filled with peace and renewal. It has been an honor to collaborate with you in 2014 and we hope that you, your families, and your organizations continue to prosper in 2015.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Heinz DC Alumni Publish Book on Olympic Bid Process

Around the Rings recently published a feature recognizing the work four Heinz College alumni whose research was recently published in the book “Bidding for Development.”  CIPI celebrated the publication of this book in a recent panel discussion “Olympic Opportunity” in collaboration with Heinz College in Washington, DC.  This piece was originally published on the Around the rings website on November 28, 2014.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Photos available from Olympics DC Discussions event

Photos are now available from the recent DC Discussions program on the Olympics and other mega-events as drivers of development. Panelists discussed cities’ potential for long-term strategic development outcomes against the extreme price tag of bidding to host. Using the Olympic Games as a lens, panelists examined the impact that mega-event bidding has on transportation and infrastructure development policy.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fall 2014 CIPI Newsletter

CIPI’s Fall 2014 Newsletter is out! Stories include: our upcoming DC Discussions program, “Olympic Opportunity: Going for the Gold or Spending in the Red?” at Heinz College Washington DC campus; CIPI at the World Energy Day discussion hosted by the European Union Delegation to the U.S. and the U.S. State Department; and CIPI Director Dr. Frazer’s recent talks, including the Africa Rising Forum panel hosted by the UN, The Global Africa Investment Summit in London, and the International Women’s panel. MORE
Monday, October 20, 2014

CIPI and Heinz College Washington DC to present a DC Discussions program on the Olympics and other mega-events as drivers of development

The Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI) and Heinz College Washington DC are pleased to announce their collaboration to host the next installment in the DC Discussions series, “Olympic Opportunity: Going for the Gold or Spending in the Red?” The panel discussion, to be held on November 13 in Washington, DC, will explore the complex business of bidding for mega-events.  As cities around the world vie for the honor of hosting the Olympic Games, The World Cup, and other major global events, a common argument in favor of competing for this prestigious opportunity is the benefit to a nation in terms of infrastructure development, tourism, and goodwill. However, in recent years, questions about the benefits of hosting these events has begun to emerge.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Jendayi Frazer moderates “Africa Rising” Panel Discussion at The Africa Center

On September 22, Dr. Jendayi Frazer, Director of the Center for International Policy and Innovation, joined fellow policymakers, scholars, entrepreneurs and philanthropists in New York for the Africa Rising Forum. Held at The Africa Center on the margins of the 69th United Nations General Assembly, the event was co-sponsored with the United Nations, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the Boston Consulting Group to “examine and identify effective ways to spur the inclusive, sustainable and resilient transformation for the continent.”

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CIPI Team joins colleagues in representing Carnegie Mellon at the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit

During the first week in August, the President Obama hosted an historic U.S. Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, inviting 50 Heads of State, regional leaders, business and non-governmental leaders to take part in the high-level meetings focused on investing in Africa’s next generation. It is the first time a U.S. President has hosted a gathering of this type. CIPI's team took part in a number of meetings during the weeklong activities; Carnegie Mellon was also represented during the forum events by Dr. Bruce Krogh, Director of Carnegie Mellon University-Rwanda, Andrea Ponce, Director of International Program Development in the College of Engineering, and Debra Tekavec, CMU Director of Federal Relations.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer 2014 CIPI Newsletter

CIPI’s Summer 2014 Newsletter is out! Stories include: CMU’s International Film Festival; the Heinz International Negotiations, international policy dialogues; CIPI's international affairs role in the Heinz PPIA Fellows’ visit to Washington DC, and more.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Heinz College Students Take Part in International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise

Students from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College took part in the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (ISCNE), a two-day experiential learning simulation. The exercise was designed to challenge students by forcing them to assume new and unfamiliar roles and positions, and to provide students with the opportunity to hone their strategic thinking, decision-making and negotiation skills. CIPI  was represented in the exercise by its Executive Director, Kendra Gaither. The exercise pairs student groups with former career diplomats as mentors, and Kendra Gaither, a former Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State, served as a mentor for one of the seven teams.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CIPI & Heinz College DC to screen award-winning film "Sweet Dreams" in Washington D.C.

The Center for International Policy & Innovation (CIPI) and Heinz College Washington DC are pleased to present a special screening of the film Sweet Dreams in commemoration of Women's History Month. This award-winning documentary is being presented in Washington, D.C., as part of Carnegie Mellon University’s eighth annual International Film Festival, Faces of Work. It will mark the first time that a film selected for the festival will be screened at a separate Carnegie Mellon campus.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

CIPI to Sponsor Screening of Critically-Acclaimed Documentary “Sweet Dreams” in the 2014 CMU International Film Festival

The Center for International Policy & Innovation (CIPI) is proud to return as a sponsor of the 2014 Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival. Now in its eighth year, the festival will exhibit films from nineteen countries from March 20 to April 5, 2014. This year, as part of the festival’s theme “Faces of Work,” CIPI will present the screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary “Sweet Dreams,” a film that chronicles a group of Rwandan women who have emerged from the devastation of the 1994 genocide to create a new future for themselves.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CIPI Director Jendayi Frazer delivers MLK keynote address at Carnegie Mellon

Jendayi Frazer, CIPI director and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, delivered the keynote address at Carnegie Mellon’s 2014 Martin Luther King celebration. In her address honoring Dr. King, “Leading with Courage and Conviction,” Frazer examined the qualities of leadership and courage. View the video of her remarks:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Celebrates MLK Day Jan. 20 | Jendayi Frazer To Deliver Keynote Address

Join Carnegie Mellon University in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20 2014. Jendayi Frazer former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, will deliver a keynote address titled “Leading with Courage and Conviction.” All events are free and open to the public.