Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State to Speak at IUP on April 1, 2009

Posted on 3/29/2009 5:28:39 PM

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Dr. Jendayi Frazer is to speak on the topic “Consolidating Africa’s Promise” on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Stouffer Auditorium.

This is the annual Pan-African Studies Lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

Attendance vouchers will be provided.

This event is cosponsored by

Please direct questions to Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams at

More About the Speaker

Dr. Jendayi E. Frazer is known worldwide as a policy leader and expert on African Affairs. She is currently distinguished service professor at Carnegie Mellon University and codirector of Carnegie Mellon’s Washington, D.C.,-based Center for International Politics and Innovation. Over three decades of academic research, teaching, and public service, she has worked on international development, regional security, and governance in Africa.

Ambassador Frazer was the leading architect of U.S.-Africa policy over the last decade, most recently serving as the U.S. assistant secretary of state for African Affairs from August 2005 to January 2009.