Smith Democrats Host Former Governor
Madeleine Kunin, the former
governor of Vermont (1985-1991) and the state’s first
and only female governor, will visit Smith today, Monday,
April 14, to speak about her role as a politician and diplomat.
Kunin will speak from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Neilson Browsing
Room. She will also speak on her new book Pearls, Politics,
Kunin, who was the first Jewish woman governor in the U.S.,
also served as Deputy Secretary of Education from 1993 to
1996, and as United States ambassador to Switzerland from
1996 to 1999. She was born in Switzerland in 1933.
Kunin received her bachelor’s degree from the University
of Massachusetts-Amherst, a master’s degree from the
Columbia University School of Journalism, and a master’s
degree from the University of Vermont. She currently serves
as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of
Vermont and St. Michael’s College.
Kunin’s talk is
sponsored by the Smith College Democrats.