Completing its 20th season, Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series commissions journalists and correspondents for a 24-hour residency four times a year. While here they share insights on their craft as well as on people and events. Hosted by MPR's Tom Weber, all events take place at the University of St. Thomas O'Shaughnessy Education Center with a breakfast the following morning at the Minneapolis Club. Tickets are on sale now.

Helene Cooper

May 4, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
St Thomas O'Shaughnessy Education Center
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Helene CooperHelene Cooper is a Pentagon correspondent with The New York Times. Prior to this assignment, she covered the White House and was The Times's diplomatic correspondent. She joined the newspaper in 2004 as the assistant editorial page editor, a position she held for two years before she ran out of opinions and returned to news. She has reported from 64 countries, from Pakistan to the Congo.

Previously, Helene worked for 12 years at the Wall Street Journal, where she was a foreign correspondent, reporter and editor, working in the London, Washington and Atlanta bureaus. She is the winner of the Raymond Clapper award for Washington reporting (2000), the Sandy Hume award for best reporter under the age of 35 (2001), the Missouri Lifestyle award for feature writing (2002), a National Association of Black Journalists award for feature writing (2004), and the Urbino Press Award for foreign reporting (2011).

Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Helene is the author of "The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood" (Simon and Schuster), a New York Times best seller and a National Books Critics Circle finalist in autobiography in 2009. In 2009 and 2010, she appeared on the TV quiz show, "Jeopardy!," as a clue. She has also appeared on "Meet the Press," "Washington Week," "The Tavis Smiley Show," "The Chris Matthews Show" and "This Week."

She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tickets

General Admission tickets on sale now. Tickets are also available in person at the OEC door night of the events.

Event Parking

St. Thomas invites guests attending this event to park in the Anderson Parking Facility. The Anderson Parking Facility is a two-block walk to the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center. Please enter the Anderson Parking Facility at the southwest corner of Cretin and Grand avenues. For specific driving and parking directions to campus, refer to the available map on this page. The cost for hourly parking in the ramp is $1.50/hr before 4:00 pm and $1.00/hr after 4:00 pm. To avoid being ticketed, guests should not park in campus surface lots that require permits including the one adjacent to OEC Auditorium, or on streets around campus, which require city permits.

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