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

CIPI News | 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.
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