Presidential Lecture: Michelle Bernard

Presidential Lecture: Michelle Bernard

May 12, 2016
Tuohy Hall Auditorium, SJC Brooklyn

Michelle D. Bernard is well known for her sociopolitical commentary. An attorney by training, Bernard is a political and policy analyst, television commentator, author, and president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy, concentrating on domestic and foreign policy matters, particularly matters of racial, social and gender justice and the advancement of democracy, economic liberty and the human rights of women and ethnic and religious minorities globally. 

Bernard has been featured in several publications, has spoken before numerous organizations, and as the former president and CEO of the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), founded IWF’s Iraqi Women’s Democracy Initiative, which assisted in the development and implementation of training programs built on the pillars of democracy, women’s rights and religious freedom, political activism in a democracy, issues of governance, free markets and non-governmental organizations. Prior to founding the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy and joining IWF, Bernard was a partner at the District of Columbia’s Patton Boggs, LLP. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Howard University and a Juris Doctor degree from The Georgetown University Law Center. 

Join us for her lecture, More Than Single-Issue Voters: How Today’s American Women are Changing the Face of Feminism, on May 12. 

SJC’s Presidential Lecture Series was established to further the educational goals of the College and to support its mission: Esse non videri: “To be, not to seem.” For this series, SJC hosts a distinguished member of public life with experience, knowledge and perspectives that challenge the College as an academic community and the community at large as citizens in the 21st century. The series reflects the liberal arts ideals of free and open inquiry.

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