First Woman President Symposium, Part II:
Becoming Madam President - The Campaign
March 23-24, 2006
On March 23 and 24, 2006, Siena College will reconvene the First Woman President symposium, and expand upon the theme with:
Part II: "Becoming Madam President - The Campaign"
The symposium, called to explore the issues involved in electing the first woman president of the United States, is a follow-up to the highly productive symposium of March 2005, which featured an outstanding program of speakers, including:
• Mosemarie Boyd, American Women Presidents and Ms. President PAC;
• Eleanor Clift, contributing editor, Newsweek;
• Carolanne Curry, First Woman President, Inc.;
• Laura Liswood, Council of World Women Leaders;
• Billie Luisi-Potts, National Women’s Hall of Fame;
• Robert Richie, Center for Voting and Democracy; and
• Helen Thomas, syndicated columnist, Hearst Newspapers;
Once again, Siena College invites interested leaders, practitioners and scholars of all disciplines
to submit proposals for this timely symposium. Paper proposals are welcome from all interested individuals, especially in the disciplines of American Studies, Economics, History, Humanities, Mass Communication/Journalism, Multicultural Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Speech Communications, and Women’s Studies.
For the 2006 symposium, the discussion will focus more squarely on the topic of “The Campaign,” from the state primary circuit on through national party nomination conventions and the final contest. Proposal topics may include but are not limited to the following:
• women on the campaign trail – an historical look
• women and campaigns – an international view
• women in campaign management
• women and party politics
• the promoting of a candidate
• the media’s treatment of women in elections
Political management and public policy consultant Tanya Melich will be presenting at Siena College all week and at the symposium as part of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program.
Symposium sponsors include:
Center for the Study of Government and Politics * Siena College Research Institute
The Political Science Department * The Political Science Society
If you are interested in presenting a paper or organizing a panel, please submit an abstract of 200 words and a c.v. (including phone, fax, and e-mail addresses) by October 31, 2005 via mail or e-mail to: Dr. Leon Halpert, Political Science Department, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211-1462, ATTN: First Woman President Symposium (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, contact Dr. Halpert at 518-783-2373. For a look at the March 2005 First Woman President Symposium, visit the Web site: http://www.siena.edu/sri/FirstWomanPresConf.asp.
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