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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Former Vt. governor and ambassador to Switzerland, Madeleine Kunin, to speak at Norwich

For Immediate Release
April 13, 2010
Contact: Daphne Larkin


Former Vt. governor and ambassador to Switzerland, Madeleine Kunin, to speak at Norwich

– Former Vermont governor and ambassador to Switzerland Madeleine Kunin will give a talk at Norwich University’s Dole Auditorium on Thursday, April 15 at 2 p.m.

The topic of her presentation is: “Getting involved in politics: Can you make a difference?”

This event is free and open to the public, will last approximately an hour and will be followed by a question and answer segment.

Kunin’s visit to campus is sponsored by the Norwich chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Earlier in the day 15 students will be inducted into the society during a ceremony in which Kunin will be the honorary inductee.

“I always tell my students: ‘This is your country; know what’s going on; get involved,’” said Political Science Professor Cynthia Newton. Newton is responsible for bringing Pi Sigma Alpha to Norwich last year in which six students became members.

Newton said Kunin’s talk supports a larger departmental mission to get students out of the classroom and experiencing policy-making first hand.

“Ms. Kunin reconfirms through all her years of experience and the many positions she’s held that you truly can get involved and make a difference,” Newton said.


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