US Copyright Office Certifies UL Professor for New Book – Global News Network


Prof. J. Moses Gray

Shira Perlmutter, the United States Registry and Director of the Library of Congress, introduced Dr. Josephus M. Gray, an associate professor and dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Liberia, officially issued a certificate of registration in recognition of his new book entitled, “The Effect of Diplomacy,” subtitled “Liberia, US, China’s Triangular Relations. The official certificate of registration, signed by the Director of the Library of Congress, Madam Perlmutter, contains the registered number TX-9-003-959, the international standard number ISBN 9781665522557 and the applicant’s tracking number 828851 are from the new book by Dr . Assigned to Gray.

Dr. Gray’s new book details include 680 pages, ISBN-10: 1665522550, ISBN-13: 978-1665522557, and weight: 2.36 pounds with dimensions 5.98 x 1.44 x 9.02 inches. The publication contains 580 pages, 3,123 paragraphs, 202,916 words, and 2,470,268 characters with single and double spacing. The book also includes 9,750 punctuation marks, 855 text citations, and 16,265 lines and 590 references.

The certificate reads: This certificate is issued under the seal of the Copyright Office under Title 17, United States Code, and confirms that the registration has been made for the persons listed below. The information on this certificate has been put on record by the Copyright Office. the library ÖF. congress is the oldest federal cultural institution in the country and serves as the research arm of congress. It’s also the biggest library worldwide with more than 162 million articles. The collections include books, sound recordings, films, photographs, maps and manuscripts

Published by American Tech Giant-Amazon, the book is rated 91 out of 350,000 books published worldwide this year. It has been peer-reviewed and has uniquely passed the quality test of international book publishers and is sold in bookstores and online by booksellers and publishers in 161 countries. Interestingly, the book has not gone unnoticed by international publishers and booksellers around the world including Amazon, Author House, Ebay, Blackwells UK, Powells. Wassersteine, FNAC, Nobles Online-Buchladen, Biblio, Library, eCampus, Booktopia, Vital Source and Dymocks.

The United States Register and Director of the Library of Congress, Shira Perlmutter

Similarly, the new book has received praise from several notable figures, including Africa’s first female president-elect and former president of Liberia, Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; United States Ambassador to Liberia, His Excellency, Mr. Michael A. McCarthy, Secretary General of the Mano River Union (MRU), Ms. Medina Wesseh; The Honorable James Berney, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Senator from Maryland County, Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Abdual Kargno, and Rev. Oliver Harding, Senior Librarian, Faurah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

In an email to Dr. Gray on Saturday, October 16, 2021, former President Johnson-Sirleaf said: I commend you for your determination to attain the highest levels of education and for the book you have written with acclaim, many as you have quoted. The email continued: I also congratulate you on staying home and assuming the position of Dean of Liberian College at the University of Liberia.

In an email to Dr. Gray on Wednesday June 30, 2021, Ambassador McCarthy also said, “Professor Gray, I received your book yesterday and have already started reading it. I want to get in touch when I’m done. Thank you again for thinking of the US Embassy ”.

In his appreciation, Senator James Berney praised the UL professor for his new publication and thanked him for sharing his new knowledge through the book “The Effect of Diplomacy-Liberia, US and China’s Triangular Relations”.

Meanwhile, Chapter 1 is the general introduction to the publication while Chapter 2 traces the story and examines the engagement and presence of Liberia, the United States, and China in Africa. It also looks at the impact of development aid in Africa. Chapter 3 introduces the methods used during the research, including the strategy and design, data collection and analysis, as well as the sampling method, structural review and the limitations of the study.

Chapter 4 provides a vivid picture of the triangle relationship between Liberia, the US, and China with multiple illustrations and tangible benefits. Chapter five assesses the successes and challenges of Liberia’s external relations, diplomacy and international relations. This chapter covered the past seven decades from one regime to another, particularly from the presidency of former President Joseph Jenkins Roberts to the present.

Chapter six provides insights into American and Chinese development aid to Africa and also analyzes US development aid to African governments and states. While chapter seven of the book provides details on the curse of rampant corruption and the scourge of bad governance by African leaders and governments. The publication also highlighted the role played by corrupt African leaders, political bureaucracies, foreign capitalists and authoritarian officials in the abuse of resources, democracy and political power.

The last two chapters, eight and nine, assessed the significant role of contemporary Liberian media and its impact on democratic governance and national development. In the future, these chapters discussed in detail the Western media perception of Africa and how the global media was able to spread negative news and information in Africa, mainly the information and stories that were broadcast across the continent were negative. Chapter 9 deals in depth with the Liberian political, social and cultural system, democratic governance and the rule of law in the context of strict adherence to constitutionalism.

The book concludes also presents the memoirs of the author (Dr. Josephus Moses Gray), which all successfully attended schools from Kindergarten to Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. in both the public and private sectors, including the State Department, where he served as senior policy advisor Minister of Foreign Affairs, Political Advisor, Embassy of Liberia in Paris, France; Minister Counselor and Charge d’Affaires, Permanent Representation of Liberia to the Swiss Confederation and the United Nations in Genera, Switzerland, and Deputy Foreign Minister for Public Affairs and Senior Vice President Research fellow at the International Institute of Research for Strategic Studies in Paris, France.

After seven years of hard study (2012-2019) and successfully defending a 560-page dissertation, the author received his PhD with honors in International Relations and Foreign Policy Studies from CEDS University in November 2019, located at Quai de Grenelle 37, 75015, Paris, France.

The dissertation was deservedly defended before an academic jury made up of five French professors. You are Prof. Dr. Faund Nohra, Associate Professor at Paris Dscartes University and Academic Director of CEDS University (Dr. Nohra supervised Dr. Gray’s doctoral thesis); Dr. Michael Strauss, Professor at CEDS University, Dr. Michael Lebedev, professor at CEDS University and diplomat, and Prof. Dr. Souha Akiki, President of the Paris Graduate School, Republic of France.

He also holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Liberia’s Graduate Program in International Studies. Dr. Gray is a native Liberian born in the southeastern village of Kayken, Barclayville District, Grand Kru County. He has achieved the highest academic mastery in his chosen field. He also holds postgraduate diplomas and certificates in Foreign Policy, International Relations, Diplomacy, Journalism, Development Communications, Research Methodology and Political Science from Paris, France; Genera, Switzerland; Beijing, China; Washington, DC, USA; Cape Town, South Africa; Rabat, Morocco; Accra Ghana; Dakar, Senegal and Monrovia, Liberia.

Prof. Gray is currently Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Liberia Graduate Program in International Studies (IBB Graduate Studies), Deputy Chair, Department of English and Language Studies, University of Liberia and Dean of Liberia College (College of Social Sciences and Humanities ), University of Liberia.

In addition to his dean’s office, Dr. Gray also offers research methodology and dissertation courses including Comm 403 and English 431 at the undergraduate level and POSC 613 (Seminar in Decision Making in International Politics) which is taught at the graduate level. Previously, he taught POSC 512 (Government and Politics of Contemporary Africa), POSC 601 (International Organizations and Administration) and POSC 507 (Survey of Comparative Politics).

In the last four years of study he has supervised around 65 master’s theses and two doctoral theses. He has also written and published over 200 research articles on current topics. The peer-reviewed publications by Dr. Gray are frequently cited by alumni and PhD students in their theses and dissertations. His works are also quoted and quoted on the official homepages of some diplomatic missions and international research institutions. He always pays tribute to personalities whose works are mostly quoted by him in his numerous publications.

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