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2017-03-15 / Business

Daemen programs to highlight women’s achievements, political leadership

A lecture on women’s leadership in the political arena, including Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, will be held as part of events planned at Daemen College in celebration of Women’s History Month.

“The Global Dimensions of Women’s Executive Leadership” will be discussed by featured speaker Farida Jalazai, associate professor of political science and Hannah Atkins Endowed Chair at Oklahoma State University, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Wick Campus Center Social Room. The lecture is being presented as part of the Daemen History and Politics Event Series. Daemen is located at 4380 Main St., Amherst.

Jalazai, who is frequently interviewed in national media, will examine trends that have facilitated the rise of women around the world to president and prime minister leadership roles and the importance of women’s executive leadership in democracy. She will also explore Clinton’s presidential campaign and loss.

Among other events scheduled for Women’s History Month are:

• “What Happened to Miss Simone,” a documentary on the life and career of legendary singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, in the Wick Center Alumni Lounge. Dr. Shawn Kelley, professor of religious studies, will lead a discussion following the film.

• “Unsung Heroes: The History of Women in the Military” will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the college’s Research and Information

Commons, Room 120. The event will include a screening of the documentary “Unsung Heroes: The Story of America’s Female Patriots” and a panel discussion with women veterans who have served in combat.

• A panel of Daemen graduates representing various majors will discuss gender and careers from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Rosary Hall. The event will include a presentation of the 2017 SOS Scholarship for Women’s Activism and Leadership, which recognizes a female student who has demonstrated leadership on women’s issues.

All events are free. Additional information is available by contacting Penny Messinger, program director of women’s studies, at pmessing@daemen.edu.

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