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Liberia's finance minister to speak

Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall
Liberia's finance minister, Antoinette Sayeh, will deliver a lecture titled "From Foreign Student to Technocrat to Minister: Changing Perspectives on Development" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Sayeh was named Liberia's finance minister in January 2006, becoming the second woman in the country's history to serve in that role; the first was Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia's current president. Prior to her appointment, Sayeh served for 17 years at the World Bank, where she directed programs in Benin, Niger and Togo and worked on public finance management and civil service reform in Pakistan.

Sayeh is a graduate of Swarthmore College and holds a Ph.D. in international development and economics from Tufts University. Her lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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