On May 8th, 2013 The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, visited Washington, D.C for the Thomas Reuters Newsmakers event. Thomas Reuters Newsmakers entitles leaders coming together and conveying their global thoughts on issues impacting the world. President Johnson Sirleaf, Noble Peace Prize winner and the first head of the state in Africa, of Liberia, came to this event in order to discuss what the executives developmental goals entail and challenges they’ll face. She shares her vision of how she wants her second term, as President, to be and where she plans on guiding her country through a period of peace and transformation. President Johnson Sirleaf is also a part of the co-chair for the U.N Secretariats. This meeting that occurred on May 14th, was to discuss the global development beyond 2015, the template for the up and coming goals, for the next Millennium. As a co-chair, President Johnson Sirleaf, and other representatives, presented their 2015 global development agenda to the Secretary-General.
On June 28th, 2013, The Tubman University Foundation Board and Marylanders for Progress (Liberia) INC, held a celebration at the Gala Reception in Celebration of The Harriet Tubman Centennial Project—Architectural Design Competition—in Washington, D.C. June 29th, 2013, the officers and members of Marylanders for Progress (Liberia) Inc. held an event in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Davis Russell, President at William V.S Tubman University, Liberia, in Bowie, MD.