Event Type

Public Event

A Conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm



Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Former President, Republic of Liberia
Tony Fratto, Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies and Board Member, Center for Global Development
Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will join Center for Global Development's Board Member Tony Fratto 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.

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Location, Date & Time

Center for Global Development
2055 L St, NW - Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Wednesday, March 21
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
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