Africa is a continent, not a country, which will see most of the world's population growth over the next 25 years ... which bears the scars of despair and the seeds of new conflict. But it also sees the prospect of economic growth and political change. In many ways, our future will depend on Africa's success.
Editor of a newly released book, “Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa,” Dr. Frazer joined the Carnegie Mellon University faculty in January 2009. Following service as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council (2001-2004), she became the first woman U.S. Ambassador to South Africa in June 2004. As Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from August 2005, she was widely credited for her work in bringing an end to conflict in the Congo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Burundi, and for helping resolve Kenya's 2007 post-election crisis. She received the Distinguished Service Award from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the Dame Grande Commander in the Humane Order of African Redemption from Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. For more information, click to our website: cmu.edu/CIPI/