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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 22, 2001

Statement by the Press Secretary

National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice announced the appointment of Dr. Jendayi E. Frazer as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council.

Dr. Frazer comes to the NSC from Harvard University, where she has been serving as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government. As a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, she served as a political-military planner with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Department of Defense, and as Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council. She has also worked on African security issues with the State Department's International Military Education Training programs and the United Nations Development Program. Dr. Frazer was a visiting fellow at the Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University; a research associate at the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Nairobi, Kenya; a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver; and editor of the journal Africa Today.

Dr. Frazer graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in political science and African and African-American Studies, M.A.s in international policy studies and international development education and a Ph.D. in political science.

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