Dr. Jendayi  Frazer
USA

Dr. Jendayi Frazer

Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University; Former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Place of Birth: Virginia

Education: BA Political Science and African and Afro-American Studies, 1985; MA International Policy Studies, 1985, MA International Development Education, Stanford University, 1989; PhD Political Science, Stanford University, 1994: Stanford University, USA.

Career:  Research Associate and Lecturer, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, 1989-90; Visiting Fellow, Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University, California, USA, 1991-93; Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, 1993-95; Editor, Africa Today Journal, 1993-96: University of Denver, Denver, USA; Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1995-2002; Political-Military Planner, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defence, Washington, 1998-99; Director of African Affairs, National Security Council, Washington, 1999; Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council, Washington, 2001-05; United States Ambassador to South Africa, U.S. Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa, 2004-05; Board Member, Africa Development Foundation, Washington, 2005-09;   Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Department of State, Washington, 2005-09.


Commentary: Jendayi E. Frazer was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for African Affairs on August 29, 2005. Prior to her current assignment, Dr. Frazer served as U.S. Ambassador to South Africa. Immediately before her ambassadorship, Dr. Frazer served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council. Prior to joining the George W. Bush Administration, Dr. Frazer taught public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Frazer brought practical experience to that position, having worked as a political-military planner with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council, during her time as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.

Her doctoral dissertation examined Kenya's civilian-military relationship. Security issues remain of interest to Dr. Frazer, who regularly speaks to military audiences and about military-related issues in Africa.


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Vol 55 N0 5

KENYA | UNITED STATES

Jubilee lays into America, too

He was educated at the exclusive Amherst College in Massachusetts and is said to have strong links to Jendayi Frazer, who was Assistant Secretary of State for Africa during the 2007 elections...

Vol 52 N0 8

KENYA | UNITED STATES

Through the Wikihole

In February 2008, though, Jendayi Frazer said that Kibaki saw Odinga as responsible for the post-election violence...

Vol 51 N0 3

AFRICA | UNITED STATES

More money for the military

Carson has succeeded in stepping up engagement in Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, away from the concentrated focus on Somalia and Sudan under his predecessor, Jendayi Frazer...

Vol 50 N0 14

AFRICA | UNITED STATES

Washington's Africa team takes shape

Carson's predecessor as Assistant Secretary, Jendayi Frazer, said that over 80% of her working time was spent on the Sudan and Somalia dossiers...

Vol 50 N0 8

UGANDA | ANALYSIS

Museveni - from grand reformer to simply surviving

US President Barack Obama's new Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Johnnie Carson, who served as Ambassador to Kampala, Nairobi and Harare, may prove less indulgent than his predecessor, Jendayi Frazer...

Vol 49 N0 23

CONGO-KINSHASA | ANALYSIS

The man who says no

Nkunda was then warned off, especially by the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer; on 30 October, his forces declared a unilateral ceasefire, halted just outside Goma and (they said) opened humanitarian corridors to allow people to escape...

Vol 49 N0 14

SUDAN | UGANDA

Kony causes trouble again

While attending the African Union summit in Egypt this week, the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, dished out another warning that 'we can't just stand by' while the LRA continues to rearm and kidnap civilians...

Vol 49 N0 10

ZAMBIA

The stand against Mugabe

President Levy Mwanawasa chairs the 14-member Southern African Development Community, and on 26 April, the United States Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, urged him to work for a quick fix on Zimbabwe...

Vol 49 N0 9

UGANDA

The peace deal that wasn't

The diplomats, led by Tim Shortley, Senior Advisor on Conflict to the United States’ Assistant Secretary of State, Jendayi Frazer, were furious that neither Riek Machar nor Joaquim Chissano, the former Mozambican President, who is now UN Special Envoy for the LRA, had spoken to Kony since October last year...

Vol 49 N0 9

UGANDA

The peace process teams

As Conflict Advisor to Jendayi Frazer, the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Shortley has muscled his way into the Juba peace process...

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