President of Sierra Leone

March 8, 2019
The flag of Sierra Leone flies at University Hall in honor of President Bio's visit
The President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, visited Harvard at the invitation of the Harvard University Center for African Studies. Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong, Faculty Director of the Center, convened a full day of meetings and events for the President, culminating with a seminar held at the Harvard Law School featuring Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, Professor Fernando Reimers of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Raymond Atuguba of Harvard Law School, and Margaret McMillan of Tufts University. President Bio began his day with a meeting with President Bacow, followed by a visit to Wadsworth House for an-depth conversation about education in Sierra Leone with Professor Akyeampong, University Marshal Margot Gill, and Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark Elliott.  The Center for African Studies also hosted a lunch with Harvard deans and faculty. President Bio delivered a public address in the JFK, Jr. Forum at the Kennedy School the evening before. Photo credits: Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard University Photographer, and Eve Eliseeva, photographer for the Center for African Studies. 
Emmanuel Akyeampong and Margot Gill welcome President Bio upon his arrival at Massachusetts HallA lively discussion inside President Bacow's office
President Bacow and President Bio in coversation
Emmanuel Akyeampong, Vice Chancellor of Sierra Leone University Foday Sahr, President Bacow, President Bio, Chief Minister David Francis, Chief Technology Officer David Sengeh, and Margot Gill
Vice Provost Mark Elliott in discussion with the delegation at Wadsworth House
President Bio signs the university guest book at Wadsworth House
Student and staff meet and greet at the Center for African Studies
President Bio meets SEAS Dean Frank Doyle at lunch
President Bio with Law School seminar panelists Fernando Reimers, Margaret McMillan, Raymond Atuguba, and Paul Farmer