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Christine Todd Whitman to speak at IC


Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will be on campus to give the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows lecture on Monday, March 17, in Rammelkamp Chapel at 11 a.m. and then on Tuesday, March 18, in Rammelkamp Chapel at 7:30 p.m.

Whitman’s first lecture on Monday will be about “Women, Leadership, Power and Politics: Overcoming Obstacles.”On Tuesday evening she will talk about “The Shifting Environmental Policymaking Climate: Staying Ahead While Going Green.”

Under the George W. Bush administration, Whitman served as administrator of the EPA from 2001 until 2003. Before that she was the 50th governor of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001.

Whitman is the author of a 2005 New York Times best seller, "It’s My Party Too." She serves on the board of a number of nonprofit organizations that include the Eisenhower Fellowships and the Council on Foreign Relations. She co-chairs Clean and Safe Energy, and has a role in a handful of other organizations and projects.

Both presentations are free and open to the public. For more information about the presentations, contact the Office of Academic Affairs 217-245-3010 or aporter@mail.ic.edu.

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows

For more than 35 years, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program has brought prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other nonacademic professionals to campuses across the United States for substantive dialogue with students and faculty members. Through a residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions, the Fellows create better understanding and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds.


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