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Advocate to discuss political and economic challenges facing women, April 15

A lecture on "Challenges for Women: Political and Economic Decision-Making" is set for Monday, April 15, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

June Zeitlin, executive director of the Women's Environment and Development Organization, will speak at 4:30 p.m.

A women's rights advocate for more than 25 years, Zeitlin joined the organization as executive director in 1999. She previously worked at the Ford Foundation, where she oversaw work on women's rights in the United States and expanded its global work on women's issues. While at the foundation, she developed a program examining the integration of gender, work and family and the need for institutional change.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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