RAS Annual Lecture 2018 - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

African women’s leadership: Breaking barriers to political participation
The Royal African Society 2018 Annual Lecture by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Former President of Liberia and Nobel Laureate.
Date & Time: 19:10 - 20:30, Tuesday 9 October 2018
Venue: Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
In this lecture, Former President Sirleaf will look at the democratic traditions of the continent, present the rising generation of African women who are demanding greater inclusion in the political process, and offer contextualised solutions to foster leadership and the full participation of women in Africa's democratic future.
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.
£20 Non-members / £17 Non-members concession /
£15 Royal African Society Members (includes entry to a reception in the company of the former President)
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