Liberian Ex-President Heads Boston University Panel On Her Country’s Future

in BU In the Community, News Releases
February 19th, 2004

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.edu

(Boston, Mass.) — Ruth Sando Perry, the former interim president of Liberia and current Boston University African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) Balfour African President-in-Residence, directs a panel discussion on “Rebuilding Liberia” on Tuesday, February 24.

Hosted by Boston University’s African Studies Center, the session entitled “An Agenda for Self-Sustainable Socio-Economic Development” considers the future of Liberia’s economy, educational system, and social fabric.

Panelists include Dr. John Harros, professor of economics, Boston University; Dr. Bleidi Stemn, professor of mathematics, Northeastern University; and Richard Saydee, president of the Federation of Liberian Community Associations of Massachusetts.

Moderating will be Dr. Patrick L.N. Seyon, research fellow at the BU African Studies Center and former president of the University of Liberia.

For more on Boston University’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center, see http://www.bu.edu/aparc; for more on Boston University’s African Studies Center, see http://www.bu.edu/africa/about/history-2/; and for more on Mme. Perry, see http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/news/releases/display.php?id=650.

Event: Panel discussion on “Rebuilding Liberia: An Agenda for Self-Sustainable Socio-Economic Development”

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Place: Boston University African Studies Center, Walter Brown Seminar Room
270 Bay State Road
Boston, Massachusetts

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