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A Conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Former President, Republic of Liberia
Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development
Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will join Center for Global Development's President Masood Ahmed to discuss her experience as president and lessons learned from Liberia’s relationship with development partners. 
President Sirleaf made history as Africa’s first elected female president and spent twelve years as Liberia’s leader. She became president after a devastating civil war and led a process of nation building and reconciliation. During her time in office she convinced creditors to erase almost $5 billion of external debt and managed Liberia’s Ebola crisis. In 2011, President Sirleaf was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to protect women's rights and promote their participation throughout the peace-building process in Liberia. After retiring at the end of two terms in January 2018, she was awarded the prestigious Ibrahim African Leadership prize.
Thursday, March 22
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

A light lunch will be served.

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