Fondly called the “Iron Lady” by her supporters, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has, throughout her 30-year career as a stateswoman, political prisoner, and Liberian national demonstrated her iron will and determination, which has culminated in her historic election to the presidency in December.
In recognition of her election as the first female African head of state, this event has been designated the Council's 2005-06 David Rockefeller Lecture. Established to honor Mr. Rockefeller when he retired as Chairman of the Council's Board, the Rockefeller Lectureship is awarded annually to a distinguished African from either the governmental or non-governmental sector.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-7:30 p.m. Meeting