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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.

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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.”

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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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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.
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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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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.
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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:

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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....”

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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Thursday, October 13, 2011

CIPI’s work highlighted by Heinz College piece congratulating Nobel Laureate

Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College congratulates Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Awarded annually, the highly regarded and internationally recognized prize is given to the person who, according to the Prize’s namesake Alfred Nobel, has “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

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Friday, October 7, 2011

CIPI publishes edited volume on election violence prevention

The Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI) and the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) are proud to announce the publication of Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa, an analysis of the contributors to electoral instability in Africa - and precautions that leaders can adopt to prevent violence from marring the electoral process. The volume is edited by Dr. Jendayi Frazer, CIPI Director and Distinguished Public Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon, and Dr. E. Gyimah-Boadi, Executive Director of CDD-Ghana and Professor of Political Science at the University of Ghana.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rwandan President Paul Kagame to deliver Keynote Address at Carnegie Mellon on September 16

H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, will offer a keynote address to Carnegie Mellon University on Rwanda’s strategy for growth in the global economy followed by an interactive audience Q & A session. President Kagame will discuss Rwanda’s role as East Africa’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) nation. He will also discuss the collaborative role that a partnership with Carnegie Mellon will play in realizing this vision. MORE
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A returning Peace Corps Volunteer finds an international policy home at Carnegie Mellon University

Daron Christopher’s work as a CIPI Research Associate has given him several occasions to put his Peace Corps experience into practice. When Christopher joined the CIPI research team, the center was organizing the Conference on Mitigating the Use of Violence in Liberia's 2011 Electoral Contests, which afforded him the opportunity to interact with key African policymakers working to promote democracy and combat electoral violence. Christopher’s research for the conference focused on assessing and evaluating trends in political and electoral violence in Liberia.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Policy in Praxis: CIPI Fellows work on East African economic development in Tanzania

The Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI) partnered with the East African Community (EAC) to give two students the opportunity to expand their skill set through an overseas internship inaugurated through this partnership. Dilana Martinez and Dmitry Spitsberg, Master of Science in Public Policy and Management candidates at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, were selected through a competitive application process and awarded grants to support their travel and work in Arusha, Tanzania, at the EAC Secretariat’s headquarters for a ten-week internship. In this interview, Martinez and Spitsberg share what they learned working in the field on economic development and what they enjoyed about living in Tanzania. MORE
Friday, August 5, 2011

Good Preparation: Alum draws on her CIPI experience for her Foreign Service Career

Former CIPI Fellow Nisha Abraham, now serving as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, credits her experiences working with CIPI as being instrumental in preparing her for the challenges of international diplomacy. MORE
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Frazer featured in panel discussion on Nigeria's elections

Dr. Jendayi Frazer, Distinguished Public Service Professor and Director of CIPI, was featured on an upcoming panel to discuss Nigeria’s parliamentary elections, which were held April 16, 2011. The Atlantic Council, Africare, and Carnegie Mellon University sponsored the event: “An Initial Assessment: Nigeria’s Elections.” MORE
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CIPI Researcher featured for work on Liberia Elections Conference

This past December, while the majority of Heinz College students were immersed in last-minute cramming sessions for fall semester finals, Daron Christopher, a first year student in the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management program’s DC track, found himself in the midst of a different challenge. Christopher spent a week in the West African nation of Liberia as part of a team working to ensure an election free of violence.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CIPI and Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition: Forum on January 2011 Sudan Vote, with Dr. Jendayi Frazer

“The Choice for War or Peace in Sudan: Beyond the January 9, 2011 Referenda,” on Carnegie Mellon’s campus, focused on the critical South Sudan and Abyei referenda and what the future would hold for Sudan beyond the January 2011 referendum. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in January 2005, ended two decades of conflict in Sudan between the north and south and included a provision allowing for the people of South Sudan and Abyei to vote for self-determination. MORE
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lansine Kaba speaks at USIP forum on Guinea

The Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI) and the United Stated Institute of Peace (USIP) held a joint event to discuss the challenges and prospects for Guinea's democratic transition featuring Dr. Lansiné Kaba, Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University’s Qatar campus. The panel discussion was hosted at USIP's offices November 2, 2010.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Student roundtable on politics in Sudan, developments in Darfur with Timothy Shortley, U.S. State Department

CIPI hosted a student roundtable discussion with Timothy Shortley, the deputy to the United States special envoy on Sudan. Shortley spoke about the political situation in Sudan, developments in Darfur, and prospects for a peaceful referendum process.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Professor Jendayi Frazer Receives Liberian Humanitarian Award

Carnegie Mellon University Distinguished Service Professor Jendayi Frazer, a leading architect of U.S.-Africa policy over the last decade, has been awarded the Distinction of Dame Grand Commander in the Humane Order of African Redemption by Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The award, given for exemplary humanitarian work, was presented to Frazer for her work in the U.S. government to end Liberia's civil war and restore peace and democracy to the country. She received the award, one of the most prestigious honors that the president can bestow, as part of Liberia's 163rd Independence Day celebration on July 21.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

CIPI Hosts Ghana Conference on Preventing Electoral Violence and Instituting Good Governance

On March 22, 2010, the Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI) at Carnegie Mellon University and the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) partnered to successfully host a three-day international Conference on Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa. MORE
Monday, November 16, 2009

The Honorable Amara M. Konneh, Minister of Planning & Economic Affairs, Republic of Liberia, speaks at Heinz College Convocation “Leadership for Development.”

The Honorable Amara M. Konneh, Minister of Planning & Economic Affairs, Republic of Liberia, will be the featured speaker at the November 16, 2009 Heinz College Convocation. Konneh’s convocation lecture, entitled “Leadership for Development,” will focus on the importance of strong leadership in the development and rebuilding of a country like Liberia.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Jendayi Frazer gives keynote address to Carnegie Mellon’s 19th annual International Festival, “What's Happening to Diplomacy?”

Dr. Jendayi E. Frazer, a policy leader and expert on African Affairs, will deliver the keynote address to Carnegie Mellon’s 19th annual International Festival. Her topic will be “What's Happening to Diplomacy?”. Frazer  joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon earlier this year as Distinguished Service Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences, and in the H. John Heinz College's Schools of Public Policy and Management.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Conversation with H.E. Dr. Faida M. Mitifu Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo

A Conversation with H.E. Dr. Faida M. Mitifu, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo: Ambassador Mitifu is visiting Carnegie Mellon to deliver a guest lecture on Conflict Mediation and Public Diplomacy in Dr. Jendayi Frazer’s Diplomacy and Statecraft Course. She has testified before the Congressional Subcommittee on Africa on the crisis in the Great Lakes region and frequently offers lectures and participates in television interviews to discuss the Congo and its post‐conflict recovery.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

An Expert Preview of the Pittsburgh G-20 Summit

Heinz College faculty members Lee Branstetter, Jendayi Frazer and Robert Wilburn participated in a panel session on the Pittsburgh G20 Summit.
The panel of Carnegie Mellon experts shared their perspectives on:

  • the performance of fiscal and monetary policies implemented to stimulate global economic recovery,
  • regulation of international financial institutions,
  • the challenges faced by developing economies,
  • restarting international trade negotiations.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Heinz Convocation Lecture: Dr. Jendayi Frazer

A conversation with Ambassador Jendayi Frazer, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Story includes a link to the podcast of Dr. Frazer’s talk.

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