Speaker: James Makor

THE BREN SCHOOL OF Environmental Science & Management
at the University of California, Santa Barbara


James Makor
Executive Director

Save My Future Foundation

Liberia, Africa

Thursday, Nov. 1

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Bren Hall Pine Room (3526)

"Postwar Ecological Restoration Projects in Liberia, Africa"

Hosted by Bren PhD Student Vered Doctori-Blass and

the UCSB Chapter of Engineers Without Borders

Limited seating: Please RSVP to Vered Doctori-Blass


James Makor has served as Executive Director of Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU) since 2003; he is also Secretary of the SAMFU Board of Directors. Prior to assuming his current position, he was an education and awareness officer for sea turtle programs in Liberia.

Makor has worked as an instructor at the Ministry of Education and was an assistant director at the Division of Small Medium Enterprise (SME) in the Ministry of Commerce. In fall 2006 he attended Columbia University in New York to study human rights issues in the context of resource extraction. He supervised the work that led to SAMFU's publication of The Mark of Modern Slavery, a scientific analysis of the pollution of the Farmington River by the Firestone Plantation. Makor also advises the Santa Barbara–based NGO “Everyday Gandhis” as they pursue programs that address ecological restoration through such actions as the establishment of wildlife corridors and permaculture, while also working to rehabilitate former child soldiers and war-affected youth. Makor holds a BSc in mathematics and minored in physics.




To join the "bren-alerts" mailing list and receive regular announcements about Bren School news and events, or to manage your bren-alerts account, go to http://www.bren.ucsb.edu/services/computing/bren-alerts.htm

To see a complete list of currently scheduled Bren events, visit http://www.bren.ucsb.edu/news/all_events.htm

To have an event considered for distribution via bren-alerts, send e-mail to media@bren.ucsb.edu

For more information or for assistance in accommodating a disability, please contact BJ Danetra

To find out how to support the Bren School, please contact Jennifer Purcell Deacon