Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2011

    Nobel Peace Prize Awarded; Protests in Russia; Hollywood Gunman

    ​Three women received the Nobel Peace Prize today at a ceremony in Oslo. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, social worker Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkul Karman were all "chosen for their non-violent struggle against injustice, sexual violence and repression." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Three Women

    The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to three women: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni rights campaigner Tawakkul Karman. They're being recognized "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full partici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    2010 Commencement Speeches: the Good, the Bad, the Hideously Ugly, and Lisa Kudrow

    ​Graduation is upon us, which means ... commencement speeches will soon commence (indeed, some already have). The question on the minds of everyone who hasn't yet graduated: If you have a shitty speaker, does that mean you'll have a shitty post-graduate life? As someone who can't remember much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Before the Riot: Scenes from the Clinton Global Initiative Day 1

    Well, Al sure stole the show -- though maybe, after we rushed back to the safety of the press pit, Queen Raina of Jordan revealed she'd been strapped with explosives the whole time and would blow everybody up if she didn't get more funding for her girls' education program. Her Majesty Raina Al-Abdu ... More >>

  • Film

    November 6, 2007

    Diaspora Cinema

    From South Africa to North Carolina, fest explores the black experience