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Helene Cooper

Public Policy Scholar
Africa Program

White House Correspondent, The New York Times
Wilson Center Project(s):
“Madame President: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Girls on the Bus.”
Mar 05, 2013
Dec 28, 2013

A native of Liberia who came to the United States at 14 years of age, Ms. Cooper holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill. She has been a reporter since 1987.

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
May 01, 2004 - Aug 01, 2004 | "The House at Sugar Beach", a memoir which chronicles the social evolution of Liberia through the eyes of Ms. Cooper's family, which is descended from African-American slaves who emigrated to Liberia in the 19th century.

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