Check out the following press release for a great opportunity taking place on campus later TODAY:
The curriculum in Global Studies is proud to present
A Public Lecture with Helene Cooper
March 22nd | 5:30 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
“Helene Cooper is a globally renowned journalist and the author of the acclaimed memoir The House at Sugar Beach. She has reported from war-torn regions across the globe for The Wall Street Journal and now writes for the New York Times as their White House correspondent in Washington, D.C.
Cooper was born in Liberia to a family descended from the American freed slaves that colonized the country. At age fourteen, she fled to the United States to escape the violence of a bloody coup. Graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism and mass communication, Cooper began her career covering trade, politics, race and foreign policy. She later worked as a foreign correspondent and reported on conflicts from Europe to the Middle East.
Known for her rigorous investigation and insightful reporting, Cooper has received significant praise for her work. She employed these talents in the research and writing of her two books: an edited collection of the work of her colleague Daniel Pearl, who was murdered by the Taliban in 2002, and the New York Times bestselling memoir The House at Sugar Beach, which traces her trajectory from a privileged child to a refugee to an American journalist while examining the violence and stratification that troubles her homeland Liberia.”