Madeleine Kunin to Speak Oct. 8 on Sustaining a Balance in Work and Life
Former Vermont governor and U.S. ambassador to Switzerland Madeleine Kunin will give a free public talk entitled “Finding a Work/Life Balance: How Can It Be Sustained?” in Knight Library’s Browsing Room on Monday, October 8, at 4 p.m.
Kunin was the first woman governor of Vermont and the first woman in the U.S. to serve three terms as governor. She served as deputy secretary of education and as ambassador to Switzerland during the Clinton administration. She is a founder and board member of the global Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), a non-governmental organization focused on climate change and civil society.
In her most recent book, The New Feminist Agenda : Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family, Kunin looks back over five decades of advocacy and analyzes where progress stalled, looks at the successes of other countries and charts the course for the next feminist revolution—one that mobilizes women, and men, to call for the kind of government and workplace policies that can improve the lives of women and strengthen their families.
Kunin's talk is sponsored by the UO Libraries, Center for the Study of Women in Society, UO Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, and The Duck Store.