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Speakers: The President of the Republic of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Dr. Antoinette Sayeh - Liberian Minister of Finance Richard Tolbert - Chairman, Liberian National Investment Commission
A conversation moderated by Steve Radelet - Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Twenty-five years of misrule and civil war have left Liberia in ruins, but President Sirleaf’s election has brought hope and renewal. The first woman elected head of state in Africa, President Sirleaf discussed her government’s initial actions during its first two months in office, its priorities for the next year and beyond, the enormous challenges it faces, and the role that the U.S. and other partners can play to help Liberia achieve success.