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CMU prof receives Liberian high honor

| Saturday, July 24, 2010, 12:00 p.m.

A Carnegie Mellon University professor has received one of the highest honors that Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf can bestow: Distinction of Dame Grand Commander in the Humane Order of African Redemption.

Distinguished Service Professor Jendayi Frazer, who directs CMU's Center for International Policy and Innovation, received the award for her efforts on behalf of the United States to end Liberia's civil war. Frazer also helped design policies to halt wars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone and Burundi.

Frazer is part of a team creating a partnership with CMU and Liberia that would enable the university's students to have internships in Liberia's government; Liberian civil servants to earn master's degrees in public management from CMU; and CMU faculty and students to provide pro-bono consulting to Liberia.

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