Jendayi Frazer in the News, 2009-2011-Center for International Policy & Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

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Jendayi Frazer in the News, 2009-2011

November 8, 2011

Jendayi Frazer interviewed on NPR, discusses Obama sending Special Forces troops to Uganda

Frazer is interviewed by NPR’s Michel Martin on a segment of “Tell Me More.” She discusses the Obama administration’s decision to dispatch 100 U.S. military special forces to Uganda, in Central Africa, to help capture Joseph Kony, head of the Lord's Resistance Army. This rebel group is widely believed to be responsible for some of the worst atrocities associated with modern warfare on the continent. Click to the NPR page to hear the interview/read the transcript
October 11, 2011

Jendayi Frazer and co-author Valandra editorial on recent Nobel prize selections

Authors applaud the personal fortitude of Liberian Nobel Laureates President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Ms. Leymah Gbowee and salute the Liberian people who have worked to restore peace to Liberia. Read the article
September 21, 2011

Meet CIPI Director and Heinz DC Professor Jendayi Frazer

Dr. Jendayi Frazer discusses her public service and her academic philosophy in a recent video developed by Heinz College to introduce the CMU community to the Heinz DC faculty. View the video on the Heinz College’s YouTube channel
July 18, 2011

Dr. Frazer and co-author Valandra pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on his 93rd birthday

“Mandela was and is a towering figure of great wisdom, humor and kindness. Meeting him left you, and indeed continues to leave you, uplifted and feeling that you’ve been in the presence of a saint.” Read the article
July 8, 2011

CNN’s Jill Dougherty interviews Frazer on newly independent South Sudan

On the eve of South Sudan’s emergence as the world’s newest nation, CNN Jill Dougherty spoke with CIPI’s Director about the United States’ policy engagement in Sudan and the challenges the new nation faces. View the video on CNN’s website
June 22, 2011

Frazer debates the role of China in Africa on CrossTalk

CMU Professor Jendayi Frazer participates in Russia TV’s CrossTalk program, hosted by Peter Lavelle, where she debates the engagement of the Chinese and Western governments in Africa. View the video
April 8, 2011

CIPI Director pens op-ed on the diplomacy options in Ivory Coast

CIPI Director Jendayi Frazer is a featured blogger on Africa.com. Read about her policy recommendations to the U.S. government for handling the entrenched stanch of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo. Read the article
January 25, 2011

Jendayi Frazer discusses the Sudan elections at George Washington University

On January 25, 2011, the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University held the annual David H. Miller Foundation Lecture on Africa, which featured a lecture by Dr. Jendayi Frazer, CIPI Director and Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, on the topic of the referendum in southern Sudan. Frazer’s lecture examined four predictions the international policy community, including herself, made a year ago about the southern Sudan referendum. She compared those predictions to the realities of what happened and is happening post the referendum that took place in Sudan on January 9-15, 2011. Read more about this story in our News section (includes a link to a full video of Dr. Frazer’s talk)
January 2011

CIPI Director Dr. Frazer joins the Council on Foreign Relations as an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies

The Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) David Rockefeller Studies Program, is composed of adjunct and full-time scholars and practitioners who cover the major world regions and significant issues shaping today's international agenda.  Dr. Frazer has joined the Council’s Africa Program, which studies how the continent’s leaders creating ways to restore peace, promote good governance, and upgrade health across its 53 countries. Please visit Dr. Frazer’s CFR page for more details, including a Council video featuring Dr. Frazer on African Union's role in Libya.
September 27, 2010

Frazer brings her own public service experience to the classroom lessons

Jendayi Frazer, the Distinguished Public Service Professor and CIPI Director, discusses how she uses her experience in government to enrich the academic experience for her Carnegie Mellon students. Read the article
August 30, 2010

CMU professor forged policies for peace in Africa | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Frazer, a CMU distinguished service professor who describes herself as a moderate Republican, helped design policies to halt wars in other African countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone and Burundi. Read the article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
August 25, 2009

How the Obama Administration Can Help Sub-Saharan Africa and Advance U.S. Strategic Interests | Wall Street Journal


... But U.S. policy in Africa is not about love. It's about advancing America's core interests: promoting economic growth and development, combating terrorism, and fostering well-governed, stable countries. Did Mrs. Clinton's trip advance those interests? The record is mixed. Read Frazer's editorial in the Wall Street Journal.
August 2009

Frazer Discusses Clinton's Trip to Africa


Distinguished Service Professor Jendayi E. Frazer, Ph.D. was featured on Federal News Tonight discussing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent trip to Africa. Frazer was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the George W. Bush administration. Watch a video of the interview.

Dr. Frazer also discussed Secretary Clinton's trip to Africa on C-SPAN. Watch a video of the interview.
July 2009

"Public Service Announcement" | Carnegie Mellon Today


Hurried unceremoniously off the campus of Kenya's University of Nairobi in 1982, Jendayi E. Frazer can still picture the armed soldiers lining the streets. A coup d'état of the government was under way, making the school no safe haven for the undergraduate foreign exchange student from Stanford, or anyone else. Read the story.
February 4, 009

Heinz College Convocation: A Conversation with Ambassador Jendayi Frazer, Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs


Ambassador Jendayi Frazer joins the Carnegie Mellon University faculty on February 1, 2009 as a Distinguished Public Service Professor with a joint appointment in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' Department of Social and Decision Sciences, and the H. John Heinz III College's School of Public Policy and Management. In her first campus address as a member of the Carnegie Mellon community, she will speak about her eight year tenure as a senior Africa advisor to President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice while serving at the National Security Council and the U.S. Department of State. Read more
January 30, 2009

Former US Envoy to Africa Jendayi Frazer Joins Faculty at Carnegie Mellon


Jendayi E. Frazer, Ph.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the George W. Bush administration, has joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. Read Carnegie Mellon's press release.