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Helene Cooper

Former Public Policy Fellow


    March 5, 2013 — December 28, 2013

    Professional affiliation

    Pentagon Correspondent, The New York Times

    Wilson Center Projects

    “Madame President: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Girls on the Bus.”

    Full Biography

    A native of Liberia who came to the United States at 14 years of age, Cooper studied journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been a reporter since 1987.

    Previous Terms

    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.