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Gathering Global Stories: An Evening with Helene Cooper

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm EST

CGI is honored to host Pulitzer Prize–winning Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times and UNC alumna Helene Cooper, ’87, for a public lecture, “Gathering Global Stories.” Cooper will share how her experiences at UNC prepared her for a global career as a journalist covering international economics, trade, foreign policy, race and politics.

This event commemorates the 25th anniversary of CGI, and a reception will be hosted after the talk to celebrate.

Helene Cooper is a Pentagon correspondent with The New York Times. She 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. She 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” (Simon and Schuster, 2008), a memoir of growing up in Monrovia, Liberia, as well as “Madame President: The Extraordinary Story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf” (Simon and Schuster, 2017).

To RSVP for the reception, please email


Monday, February 25, 2019
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Center for Global Initiatives
+1 919 962 3094

You can also find more global events at UNC Global and the campus-wide UNC events calendar.