Congrats To Nobel Prize Winner Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

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Congrats to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakul Karman of Yemen who have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Here’s a look back at Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf standing in at a University of the Disctrict of Columbia history class for the mtvU series Stand In.

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is the first elected female president of Liberia and, for that matter, of any African country. Though she’s an inspiration to all who have the pleasure of her company, her presence is especially compelling for the students of Professor Sandra Jowers-Barber’s University of the District of Columbia history class. Watch the jaws drop when President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf takes over as teacher, giving students an uncommonly intimate connection with global politics.