Add President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to your growing list of important people to visit Berkeley that you didn’t see.
She made a quiet visit to International House on Thursday evening to accept the Berkeley Medal by Chancellor Birgeneau, UC Berkeley’s highest honor. She’s a pretty big deal too, being Africa’s first democratically elected female head of state since 2006 and all.
After the ceremony, she delivered an address on Liberia’s struggle for peace and justice at the Symposium for International Criminal Justice before a crowd of over 400. Hey I-House, how come we weren’t invited?
President of Liberia Visits I-House [Daily Cal]
Image Source: Eddie Rosenbaum, Daily Cal
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