Electing a President: Examining Liberia's 2017 Experience

Liberian Election

NYU Washington, DC, Friends of Liberia (FOL), and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) welcome an expert panel to examine the ongoing Liberian Presidential Election. 

Retired Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Ambassador to Liberia, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will lead an analysis of the election process and its meaning to Liberians through the prisms of peace, democracy, and development. Panelists will provide up-to-the-minute information on the election, discuss the impact of the delay on Liberia's application of the law and acceptance of the results, and assess the challenges a new president will face in unifying the country. 

Meet the Panel


Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the inaugural Distinguished Resident Fellow in African Studies at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.

Emma Arcodia

Jonas Claes

Sarah Morrison

Welma Redd