Tuesday, 9 October 2018 - 6:00pm
The Royal African Society's Annual Lecture 2018
Delivered by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Former President of Liberia
Date: Tuesday 9 October 2018
Venue: Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum,
Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
Biography: Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a leading promoter of freedom, peace, justice, and democratic rule. Africa’s first democratically-elected female head of state, she led Liberia through reconciliation and recovery following the nation’s decade-long civil war, and the Ebola Crisis, winning international acclaim for achieving economic, social, and political change. President Sirleaf was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for Peace in 2011. She is the recipient of The Presidential Medal of Freedom—the United States’ highest civilian award—for her personal courage and unwavering commitment to freedom for Africans.
In 2017, former President Sirleaf was awarded the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, which celebrates excellence in African leadership. Sirleaf was the first female recipient.
Please save the date in your diaries for our 2018 Annual Lecture.
Further details and registration will be announced in due course.