Searching for Returns on our Humanity

Where Northlawn, 006, West dining room

Duration 1 hour

Join the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and the Department of Applied Social Sciences in welcoming Sam Johnson, a visiting scholar for the Spring 2014 semester. Sam will be sharing from his experience in international and economic development to argue that we too often look for immediate results from our actions, when we should instead be seeking long-term returns that are not always expressed in monetary terms.

Light snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided.

Samuel Wai Johnson

A native of Liberia, Samuel Wai Johnson, Jr. is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Applied Social Sciences and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Prior to coming to EMU Sam served as Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution where he taught undergraduate courses in Globalization and Conflict; Theories of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution; he gave graduate lectures and supervised independent studies for undergraduate students in the areas of Conflict-Sensitive Development and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding.

Before leaving Liberia in 2006, Sam worked with UNICEF as a Policy Communications Officer and a development consultant for local NGOs on issues of poverty reduction and sustainable development. He is a visiting faculty at the University of Liberia Department of Economics. Sam holds MAs in International Development and Economics from Ohio University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Liberia. He is a PHD candidate at George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution with emphasis in conflict-sensitive development (with focus broadly on poverty reduction, governance, social capital reconstruction, and microfinance); peacebuilding; and the economics of conflict. He has authored articles on conflict-sensitive development in the Liberian Studies Journal.

Intended Audience General Public


Contact Information

Name Kaitlin Heatwole

Phone # 540.432.4450