Mainlehwon Ebenezer Vonhm Benda
Founder and Director, Center for Peace Education, Monrovia, Liberia
Born and raised in Liberia, Mainlehwon Ebenezer Vonhm Benda fled the country during the height of the civil war and lived as a refugee in several West African nations, before getting the opportunity to pursue his education in the United States. After ten years in the United States, he has returned to Liberia to help in the post-conflict reconstruction efforts through a wide-ranging peace education program, specifically designed for young people affected by the civil war.
PEACE EDUCATION: A Vital Ingredient Towards Lasting Peace for Liberia
Mr. Vonhm Benda will talk about the development of a peace education curriculum for grade schools in Liberia.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
6:30 p.m. PAC 002
Sponsored by the African Studies Cluster and the History Department