As the World Health Organization declared the deadly Coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, it is becoming clear that diaspora events will be impacted. While the Liberian Studies Association announced it is postponing its 2020 conference, the Liberian Entertainment Awards issued a notice committing to holding its annual awards show.
The Liberian Studies Association, a non-profit scholarly organization that comprises of researchers in disciplines relevant to Liberia, has re-elected Danielle Tanaa Smith as its president.
On this auspicious occasion of the 50th anniversary of LSA, I would like to reflect with you on some contemporary challenges facing the Liberia research community.
Svend Einar Holsoe, a major contributor to research on Liberian history, culture, and its people, has been reported dead.