Name and Objective


Section 1: We, the undersigned, desiring to form a non-profit association for the purpose of effecting cooperation among persons interested in furthering research concerning the Republic of Liberia, and adjacent areas, do thereby constitute ourselves a voluntary association under the name of THE LIBERIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION.


Section 2: THE LIBERIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION is a scholarly organization created to provide a means for effective cooperation among persons interested in furthering research in all scholarly disciplines, including the sciences, social science, and humanities, on topics relevant to the Republic of Liberia, and adjacent areas; to publish and otherwise disseminate the results of such research; to cooperate with scholarly organizations, and cultural, scientific, and educational institutions, nationally and internationally, having mutual interests in the exchange and presentation of information and ideas resulting from research in the subject field; to encourage interest in Liberian affairs; and to stimulate and facilitate academic linkages/collaborations and educational exchanges between Liberia and other countries. The Association as a corporate body shall not engage in political campaign activities or take part in a political campaign on behalf of or against a candidate’s election to political office in any country.



Office and Duration


Section 1: The office of the Association shall be located at the institution or organization at which the Secretary has official residence; or at such place as the Board may from time to time determine, or as the business of the Association may require.


Section 2: The duration of the Association shall be perpetual.


Section 3: The death, removal, or resignation of any member of the Association shall not result in the dissolution of the Association.



Membership and Dues


Section 1: Membership in the Association shall be open to all persons who wish to support its objectives. Application for membership shall be communicated to the Secretary in a manner provided for by the Board.


Section 2: All members in good standing may vote, hold office, and participate in all the activities of the Association.