Former Interim President Amos Claudius Sawyer To Serve As Keynote Speaker At The Liberian Studies Association's 49th Annual Conference

Theme: Governance, Institutional Quality and Elections: Prospects and Challenges for Inclusive Democratic
State building in Liberia


The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia
March 18, 2017

                  



 
 
 
 
Keynote Speaker:
Former President
Amos Claudius Sawyer

Appearances

Film Screening – “ Out of My Hands ”
The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change

Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer served as President (1990-1994) of the Interim Government of Liberia following the assassination of its embattled leader, Samuel K. Doe. Dr. Sawyer is currently the Chairman of the Governance Reform Commission in Liberia, which has y become the Governance Commission. He has several published peer reviewed articles and books, including “African Politics and the Future of Democracy” (2015), ”African Development in the 21 st Century” (2014), “Challenges of Governance Reform in Liberia” (2013), and “Beyond Plunder: Toward Democratic Governance in Liberia” (2005), which explored the development of multi-party democracy in the country.

Conference Summary
Liberia goes to national election (presidential and legislative) in October, the third election since the end of its second civil war in 2003. Since then, the country has had a development agenda focused on rebuilding institutions that foster trust, reconciliation, inclusion, and social cohesion. Despite some significant gains, Liberia still faces major cultural, economic, security and other challenges, fueling a state building process that is laden with polarized identities and competing perceptions of effective governance among its population. In addition, the performance of its major institutions continues to exude profound weaknesses and ineffectiveness in delivering on the promises of its development agenda. This situation has implications for the country’s ability to sustain a state building agenda that is inclusive and resilient in the wake of and beyond the 2017 election. The LSA’s 49th   annual conference will provide a conducive setting where scholars, policy leaders, students, artists and community organizers will engage research papers and policy panels, exchange perspectives and learn about best practices in order to inspire further inquiries and positive actions on the theme of the conference.

Donors: Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies, Ramapo Foundation, Anisfield School of Business, Roukema Center, etc.

49th Annual Conference of the Liberian Studies Association (LSA) Conference details at: https://www.ramapo.edu/international/lsa-2017
30 March – 1 April, 2017
Ramapo College of New Jersey


Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah
"Annual conference to inspire further inquiries and positive actions on the theme of the conference," By inviting as key note speaker an individual who for the past eleven years has been AN AIDER, ACCOMPLICE, ABETER, AND "SUPPORTING CAST" of a government and president who brutally kills its whistle blowers (Cllr. Michael Allison, Harry Greaves Jr.) and uses imprisoned pregnant women (Victoria Zazay) for ritual! What a shame LSA!

You people would do well not to be blided By people´s position or academic credentials and choose such law breakers and corrupt individuals as Amos Sawyer who violated the constitution and stole power in 1990 while the Vice President was still alive mentally strong ad very capable to lead as required and authorized By the constitution.


Taking Sawyer´s record into account for the past eleven years on in 1990, he is not fit to speak on Governance, Institutional Quality and Elections
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 06:51AM, 2017/03/18.
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah

"Annual conference to inspire further inquiries and positive actions on the theme of the conference," By inviting as key note speaker an individual who for the past eleven years has been AN AIDER, ACCOMPLICE, ABETER, AND "SUPPORTING CAST" of a government and president who brutally kills its whistle blowers (Cllr. Michael Allison, Harry Greaves Jr.) and uses imprisoned pregnant women (Victoria Zazay) for ritual! What a shame LSA!

You people would do well not to be blinded By people´s position or academic credentials and choose such law breakers and corrupt individuals as Amos Sawyer who violated the constitution and stole power in 1990 while the Vice President was still alive mentally strong ad very capable to lead as required and authorized By the constitution.


Taking Sawyer´s record into account for the past eleven years or in 1990, he is not fit to speak on Governance, Institutional Quality and Elections!!!

Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 06:53AM, 2017/03/18.
Sylvester Gbayahforh Moses
From the building of the pyramids to sending man on the moon, about five percent of each challenge was the strategy, and ninety – five percent, or thereabouts, the execution. Sadly, in Liberia, that standard has been turned on its head. We have elevated tokenism to an art form. Consequently, in spite of vast natural resources and some of the continent’s best and brightest, our country is still stuck in stupendous backwardness.
Sylvester Gbayahforh Moses at 06:20AM, 2017/03/20.

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