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    Election Year and Women’s History Month Collide: Women and Politics Discussed at Duquesne

    What Has Happened to Women in Politics? will be addressed by Dr. Regina G. Lawrence when she delivers the keynote lecture for Women's History Month at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Lawrence is the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Chair in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the role of the media in public discourse about politics and policy. Lawrence teaches courses in political communication, women and the news, and media, youth and civic engagement.

    A book signing and reception will follow her presentation.

    In conjunction with Women's History Month, five local women will address the topic, Women, Politics and Activism, during a panel presentation and open dialogue from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in Room 613 of the Duquesne Union.

    The panelists include:

    • Natalia Rudiak, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman
    • Diana Irey Vaughn, Washington County commissioner
    • Scilla Warhaftig, director of the Pennsylvania State Program of the American Friends Service Committee
    • Sister Patricia McCann, archivist at Carlow University
    • Heather Arnet, chief executive officer of the Women and Girls Foundation

    For more information, contact 412.396.1527 or

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