Liberian president to speak at Harvar...

Liberian president to speak at Harvard commencement

There are 6 comments on the Boston Globe story from Mar 10, 2011, titled Liberian president to speak at Harvard commencement. In it, Boston Globe reports that:

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will be the principal speaker at Harvard University's 360th commencement on May 26, the school announced today.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Boston Globe.

Eman

Witbank, South Africa

#1 Mar 11, 2011
Making public speeches at the commencement of Havard cannot change the lives of Liberians. This is a sign of how this UP-led government is commit to boasting and self pride rather than finding solutions to the social economic problems of the country. Millions of Liberians still lack good drinking water, good health facilities, and above all schools. Why cann't she use the money for the trip to build some pumps for water in the rural areas.
Pauline

Witbank, South Africa

#2 Mar 11, 2011
I agree with you bro. This woman does not even have a house in Liberia. It is a shame that our president would continue to live in her grandma house in Sinkor. And rather seek to make public speeches in the USA. I think she can use the money to build a decent house for herself. This will be seen as a step to national development. It is a disgrace that most ministers in her goverment are renting and others staying in hotels. These people do not consider Liberia as thier home. For only strangers stay in hotels.
Sulu

Witbank, South Africa

#3 Mar 11, 2011
Guys do not complain women without men lack sense of direction. There is no one at home after work to advise her. Above all is she Madam know all. Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world. So I a 1950 Economist like her must know better and care for the people.
Cassavaleaves

Ithaca, NY

#4 May 12, 2011
This President has travelled more than 25 times to the US in the past two year. Does she not have a country to run? And why is Liberia still designated as one of the most corrupt in the world? Oh, I know, it is because our President is never there.
special

Saint Paul, MN

#5 May 12, 2011
she must be a silly person. why would ppl vote for her during the second term? the citizens of liberia are in darkness n she is wasteful on foolish trips
Cassavaleaves

Ithaca, NY

#6 May 23, 2011
" Robert Sirleaf, son of the President - Senior Advisor to the President and recently named to the Board of the lucrative Liberia Oil Company

Charles Sirleaf, son of President Sirleaf - Director of Finance at the Central Bank of Liberia

Fomba Sirleaf, son of President Sirleaf - National Security Advisor

Carnie Johnson, brother of President Sirleaf - represents Amlib and other mining companies

Jennie Bernard, sister of President Sirleaf- known to be a key behind-the-scene advisor to the President

Estrada Bernard, Brother-in-law of President Sirleaf, Legal Advisor to the President

A.B Johnson, cousin of President Sirleaf - served as Minister of Internal Affairs. He was left in charge of the country many times when the President traveled abroad." (from the Liberian Journal)

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Harvard University Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed sign... Sep 23 Defeat barbara boxer 12
News Oprah Winfrey lists Elmwood Park house, her las... (Nov '16) Sep 22 Fiery Fox 3
News Harvard withdraws fellowship invitation to Chel... Sep 20 youll shoot your ... 29
News In Selma, Ala., Obama Proved that he is 'Black ... (Mar '15) Sep 19 Bill C 10
News Harvard Revokes Acceptance of 10 Incoming Fresh... Sep 19 Bill C 3
News CIA director bails on Harvard speech after Chel... Sep 15 TerriB1 1
News Mass deportation isn't just impractical. It's v... (Sep '16) Sep 14 help people in fl... 6
More from around the web