Fighting for a Better Future with "Africa's Iron Lady" President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Tue Sep 28 2021 at 12:00 pm to 01:15 pm

Perry World House | Philadelphia

Perry World House
Publisher/HostPerry World House
Fighting for a Better Future with "Africa's Iron Lady" President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, often called “Africa’s Iron Lady,” has been working her entire life for a peaceful, just, and healthy future. As President of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Sirleaf became a voice for freedom in her home country and around the world. Now, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, she is fighting for a brighter future once again, as the Co-chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR).
As part of Perry World House’s Global Order Colloquium on “How to See the Future,” President Sirleaf will discuss the challenges of forecasting geopolitical threats and issues; how we can prepare for the next pandemic, her vision for advancing democracy and justice in the coming years; why West African growth will determine the future of the global order; and more. Please note that this is a hybrid event, with only current members of the Penn community (students, faculty, and staff) able to attend in-person. All other attendees will take part virtually, using the Zoom link in their order confirmation email.

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Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, United States

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