The Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI) builds on Carnegie Mellon University’s tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship and applies it to existing and emerging issues in international politics. This section describes several special and or ongoing projects, including:
- Our March 2010 Conference on Preventing Electoral Violence, co-sponsored with the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). Thirty-eight high-level participants representing 10 countries, the United Nations, and 26 organizations convened in Accra, Ghana, to participate in this conference, which was designed to focus on effective prevention and mitigation of violence through credible elections and good governance. Read more
- Our December 2010 Conference on Preventing Electoral Violence, in Monrovia, Liberia, which examined ways to prevent violence ahead of the crucial 2011 presidential elections in that country. The workshops brought together Liberian government and civil society leaders, together with international stakeholders, to focus on the greatest areas of risk for violence during all stages of the election cycle. Read more
CIPI brings to bear Carnegie Mellon University’s unique strengths in information and communication technology, engineering, social sciences, and public policy and management to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.