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Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Politics Focus of University of Hartford Panel Discussion


Posted 10/12/2016
Posted by Mary Ingarra


The Gov. M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford is presenting a panel discussion, Where are the Women? Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Politics Today, Wednesday, October 19, at 6 p.m. at the Harry Jack Gray Center’s 1877 Club on the University of Hartford campus. Panelists are Connecticut’s Deputy State Comptroller Martha Carlson, former Connecticut House Speaker Moira Lyons (1999-2004), and New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart. They will discuss the ins and outs, ups and downs, and rewards for women who choose to enter the world of elected office.

Laura Pence, University of Hartford professor of chemistry and American Chemical Society/American Society for the Advancement of Science Congressional Policy Fellow (2012-13), will serve as moderator. Pence will lead the discussion to explore why it matters that women seek elected office and are part of the debate and deliberation on the day’s most pressing issues such as education, health care, economic growth, and resilient communities.

Attendance is free. For more information visit hartford.edu/rellcenter or call 860.768.4218.

The Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford encourages integrity in government and public service, and responsible participation in public life, those traits characterized by the life and career of Governor M. Jodi Rell.