I am contacting a few people and organizations who I think may be especially interested in this December 13 program. I hope that you can attend and spread the word. Please note that advance registration is requested. Brief details follow and a flyer is attached. Hope to see you there!
Post-conflict Liberia: Challenges and Opportunities
December 13, 5:30-7:30 pm , Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U of M campus.
Sponsors: Minnesota International Center and The Stanley Foundation
Co-sponsors: The Advocates for Human Rights, American Refugee Committee, the International Leadership Institute, Minnesota International NGO Network
Cost: Free to students and members of sponsoring organizations; $5 for non-members
Advance registration requested at www.micglobe.org or by calling 612.625.4644.
The recent election in Liberia and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to several, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Browee from Liberia, have refocused attention on this country's rebuilding after years of strife. Join us to hear from journalists, Kira Kay and Jason Maloney who will report on their summer visit to Liberia as featured on PBS NewsHour, and Dr. Wilhelmina Holder, local physician and daughter of former Liberian President William R. Tolbert. Moderator will be Denise Johnson, Star Tribune Editorial Writer. This is an important opportunity for those who want to learn more-- as well as those who already know Liberia well-- to discuss current issues and the many possibilities for the future.
Carol Steinberg, Community Programs Manager
Minnesota International Center
Phone: 612.625.9618 Email: csteinbe(at)umn.edu