Sierra Leone

Current Professors

Yanoh
Professor,  Community Health and Model United Nations

Yanoh lives in New York City where she teaches at the New York Institute of Technology on community health. She has connections to Sierra Leone having worked for Helen Keller International in Freetown, Sustainable Development in Koinadugu, and research on ebola in the region. She holds a Master of Public Health from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She will be teaching on health and sustainability in Sierra Leone.

Yuan (Joanne)
Professor, International Politics: History, Geography, and Interaction

Joanne has recently completed her PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and has experience teaching courses in international relations. She also has experience working as a Social Analyst for the Joint Warfare Analysis Center and as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and CARE International in Tbilisi, Georgia. Joanne also holds a BA with Honors in History and Politics from the University of Chicago and an MA in International Relations and International Economics from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

She will be teaching courses in geography and history in Sierra Leone this summer.

Charlie
Professor, Global Finance and CV/Resume Building

Charlie is an Associate Professor at the Richmond Business School where he teaches courses in accounting, finance, and risk analysis. He is also the founder and owner of Surachi Research Group which provides research and financial reports on projects across many industries, primarily in Africa.

Having started as a chartered accountant for Ernst and Young, over 25 years he has worked for Lehman Brothers, Commerzbank, Danze Bank, and MF Global. He holds a BA with Honors in Law from Nottingham University. Charlie will be joining the team in Sierra Leone as a professor teaching a course centered around Corporate Finance, Country Risk Analysis, International Analysis, Fundamental Analysis and Accounting.

Past Professors

Larissa
Professor, African Politics and Model United Nations

Larissa is originally from Winterthur, Switzerland and has a B.A. in International Affairs from Regent’s University in London. She holds and MPhil in African Studies from Cambridge University. She has previously worked for Human Rights Watch Geneva and the Risk Advisory Group London.

Josh
Professor, African Politics and Model United Nations in Bo

Josh is from Cape Town, South Africa. He is working towards his Ph.D. in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. He holds an M.A. in Development Studies from Cambridge and an M.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town. For Josh, the summer school was a great opportunity to engage with students and the community in Sierra Leone and to learn about their education system.

Joya
Professor, Development and Life Studies in Bo

Joya comes from Toronto, Canada. She has an M.Sc. in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London and a B.A. in Political  Science and International Development from McGill University in Canada. She has previously taught in Belo, Cameroon.

Glenn
Professor, International Political Economy and Skills Workshop

Glenn has an M.Sc. in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of British Columbia. He is currently a market analyst for a financial brokerage firm. He specializes in development economics and monetary policies in emerging markets.

Emilie
Professor, Global Politics and Geography and Research Workshops

Emilie is a native of London, UK. She has a M.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Geography from the University College of London.

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