James Emmanuel Roberts has helped rebuild Liberia's schools. He'll talk about his experience at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at UMSL.

For 14 years, the African nation of Liberia was mired in civil war, leaving the country in economic ruin and causing many children to miss vital years of schooling.

One of the people helping to rebuild the country’s schools will talk about his experience at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The talk will take place in the Boeing Auditorium of the Math, Science, Education Central in Marillac Hall on UMSL’s South Campus.

In 2006, James Emmanuel Roberts was named Deputy Minister for Planning, Research and Development for the Ministry of Education for Liberia, where he had direct responsibility for planning and implementing a national education recovery program.

Roberts’ lecture is titled “School Reform from the Ground Up: The Story of Rebuilding Liberia’s Schools.” It is sponsored by International Studies and Programs at UMSL.

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