Lecture Previews

University Lecture Series: Journeys: In Africa’s Hands

Today at 4:30 p.m.

Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100)

Inspired at a young age by the works of African authors, Jendayi Frazer, a distinguished service professor in both the department of social and decision sciences and the Heinz College’s School of Public Policy and Management, devoted her career to working with issues in African policy and U.S.-African relations. Frazer’s talk today will focus on her experiences in Africa that have shaped her foreign policy philosophy of embracing African expertise and elevating African leaders. Such a philosophy resonates in her current research, involving the growth of regional security cooperation and political and economic unification in Africa. The current director of Carnegie Mellon’s new Center for International Policy and Innovation, Frazer hopes to employ technology in finding solutions to African governance and development issues.

Your Role in Economic Development and National Security Policy

Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.

Hamburg Hall 1000

Drawing from his experience in matters of policy, management, and international aid, Alonzo Fulgham, the current chief operating officer of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will present a talk titled “Your Role in Economic Development and National Security Policy.” Fulgham joined USAID in 1989 as a private sector advisor in Swaziland and has more recently held the position of the acting administrator for President George W. Bush.

A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Fulgham served from June 2005 until July 2006 in Afghanistan as a mission director.

He has also previously served as the director for South Asian Affairs in the Bureau for Asia and the Near East as well as, in 2003, the special assistant to Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin, the assistant administrator for the same region. For his efforts in Afghanistan as well as his work in Eastern Europe and South Asia, Fulgham received the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award and a Superior Achievement Award from USAID.

Two Weeks of Peace: Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace
Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Margaret Morrison 103 (Breed Hall)

Yuki Miyamoto is an assistant professor of peace, justice, and conflict studies at DePaul University in Chicago. Miyamoto is a daughter of an atomic bomb survivor and will present a talk on Wednesday called “Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace.” Students involved with the multicultural initiatives of Student Affairs cooperated with the Pittsburgh event of the same name to bring Miyamoto to campus.