Morristown, N.J. (January 6, 2017) – Dr. Nancy L. Cohen, historian and national expert on women and American politics, will speak at the College of Saint Elizabeth on Monday, January 23 as part of the College Women's Leadership Speaker Series. Her topic will be Millennials, Movements and Women's Leadership: Is America Still Not Ready to Elect a Woman President?. The event, to be held in Dolan Performance Hall at 6 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Cohen will explore the historic implications of Hillary Clinton's victorious nomination and shocking defeat for the future of women's involvement in and reshaping of American politics.
She is the author of four books, including her most recent, Breakthrough: The Making of America's First Woman President.
Cohen's political commentary has appeared in the Guardian, the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, Pacific Standard, and elsewhere. She has been a featured guest on NPR, MSNBC, and numerous other TV and radio broadcasts.
"The launch of this Women's Leadership Speaker Series coincides not only with the historic presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, but the changes on our campus that allowed for the admission of men into traditional undergraduate programs in fall 2016," said Monique Guillory, vice president of academic affairs.
"In the wake of these extraordinary events, the College of Saint Elizabeth will host three speakers to explore the social and political implications of the 2016 presidential election for women's leadership and what lies ahead for women's leadership, government, politics, minority empowerment, and the nation at large."
In addition to Cohen, speakers in the series will include:
February 16: Tim Wise, Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S. He has spoken at more than 400 college campuses, including Harvard and Stanford.
March 17: Marquita Pool-Eckert, Post-Truth: Civic Responsibilities and Human Rights
Pool-Eckert recently retired from a 30-year career as an award-winning producer for CBS News Sunday Morning and CBS Evening News. She has worked in 15 countries covering war, famine, political campaigns, domestic economy issues, the arts and breaking news.
All events will be held at 6:00 p.m. in Dolan Performance Hall.