Hearing on Liberia set for September 13thDemocracy in Liberia Topic of House Hearing
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the current President of Liberia, has taken small but important steps in the advancement of democracy and governance during her two terms leading the country, including separating herself from other African leaders by not pushing for an unconstitutional third term. This hearing will analyze the possible directions the country may take once her replacement is sworn into office.
“Liberia, a country established in the 1800s by freed slaves from the United States, has a special place in U.S. foreign policy toward Africa,” said Smith. “After seeing democratic progress under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during her two terms in office, this hearing will examine the prospects for further consolidation of democracy and governance by the incoming Administration.”
Ms. Cheryl Anderson
Ms. Aurelia Curtis
Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh, Ph.D.