Johns Hopkins SAIS to host the “Women Who Inspire” lecture series with New York Times reporter and author Helene Cooper on Monday, October 23, 2017

The “Women Who Inspire” lecture series with Helene Cooper, Pentagon Correspondent at The New York Times, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Cooper will join Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli in a conversation about her new book, Madame President: The Extraordinary Story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The biography chronicles the life of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia, who is also the world’s first elected black female president and Africa’s first elected female head of state.
The discussion with Cooper is part of the “Women Who Inspire” lecture series under the SAIS Women Lead initiative.
Helene Cooper
Pentagon Correspondent at The New York Times
Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli
Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute
Time and Date
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Monday, October 23, 2017
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting “Media” on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
About the Speaker
Helene Cooper is a Pentagon Correspondent at The New York Times. Cooper joined the paper in 2004 as assistant editorial page editor, before becoming diplomatic correspondent in 2006 and White House correspondent in 2009. In 2015, she was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, for her work in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic. Cooper is also the winner of the George Polk award for health reporting (2015) and the Overseas Press Club Award (2015). She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood, a memoir of growing up in Monrovia, Liberia, (Simon and Schuster, 2008) and Madame President: The Extraordinary Story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Simon and Schuster 2017).
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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