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Published on Jun 27, 2011
The Honorable Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of the Republic of Liberia
With Introduction by Todd Moss Vice President for Programs and Senior Fellow Center for Global Development
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has led a national recovery and reconstruction focused on transparency, good governance, and accountability after twenty-five years of misrule, corruption, and civil war in Liberia. The clearance of Liberia's debt arrears and efforts to enhance security for the Liberian people and create economic opportunities are enhancing the environment for private sector development, attracting both domestic and foreign investment. President Sirleaf, the first woman to be elected head of state in Africa, provides her perspective on the role the private sector can play in Liberia and in emerging Africa more broadly. Todd Moss moderates a question and answer session after the president's speech.