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The Freedom Collection Spotlights Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

March 5, 2013 1 minute Read by Christopher Walsh

It’s almost International Women’s Day.  To celebrate, the Freedom Collection is sharing inspirational stories that affirm that human freedom is not limited by gender, race, or creed.  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first democratically-elected, female head of state, is one of the many examples of women dedicated to the expansion of human freedom.  Neither imprisonment nor exile extinguished her belief that the people of Liberia deserved better than living through perpetual war:

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Learn more about her struggle here.

This post was written by Christopher Walsh, Program Coordinator for the Freedom Collection.


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Christopher Walsh
Christopher Walsh

Christopher Walsh serves as a Manager for the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute.  In this role, Christopher manages communications, evaluation, and public policy research projects that advance freedom and democracy in the world. He also develops and implements efforts to make the Bush Institute a welcoming place for today’s generation of dissidents and democracy advocates, overseeing visits for training, inspiration, and insight. 

Prior to joining the Bush Institute, Christopher worked with the International Republican Institute in Washington, D.C. As IRI’s program officer for Central and Eastern Europe, he coordinated political party building and civic advocacy programs in the Balkans and Turkey.

A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Christopher is a graduate of American University with a B.A. in International Studies.  He currently lives in Dallas with his wife and three young children.

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