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An Evening with Ambassador Madeleine Kunin: The New Feminist Agenda

A Speaker and Film Series on Women’s Public Leadership

Join us for a lecture by American diplomat and politician Madeleine Kunin. Ambassador Kunin will discuss her latest book, The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family.

The governor of Vermont between 1985 and 1991, Kunin was not only the first and only female governor to lead the state, she was also the first Jewish governor elected in any state. Kunin, who is currently the James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont, served as the United States Ambassador to Switzerland from 1996 to 1999.

UMass Boston co-sponsors:

College of Advancing and Professional Studies, Department of Women’s Studies, Political Science Department.

Community co-sponsors:
Barbara Lee Family FoundationBoston Commission on the Status of WomenCambridge Commission on the Status of WomenEmerge MassachusettsMassachusetts Caucus of Women LegislatorsMassachusetts Commission on the Status of WomenMassachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for WomenOur Bodies, Ourselves.


For more information, contact Denise Schultz at 617-287-5541.

Learn more about our graduate certificate programs

Women in Politics and Public Policy, a nine-month program that prepares students to serve at all levels of government, take on leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, hold elected office, and pursue advanced degrees, most frequently in law and public policy.

Women's Leadership in a Global Perspective, a one-year, online program designed to educate current and future women leaders on how best to address women’s issues and reduce gender inequalities worldwide.

Parking: Please note that there have been changes to parking at UMass Boston. The North Lot has been closed to allow for construction of the new General Academic building. Please allow extra time for parking. Abundant parking is available at the UMass Boston Bayside Lot, located at 200 Mount Vernon Street in Boston, with a dedicated shuttle to the Campus Center. The University strongly suggests using the MBTA (JFK station on the redline) whenever possible. Shuttle service from the T station to campus is free and frequent. Please note that parking costs $6 at all times of day.

For further information, please visit our website.


Please support the McCormack Graduate School Service Project, U-ACCESS Food Pantry Food Drive

At all events at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, we invite you to bring a donation for the UMass Boston food pantry.  Your donation of a non-perishable food item or gift card will support a student struggling to buy food.

To volunteer at the pantry or for further information, contact Shirley at 617.287.3195 or

For disability-related accommodations, contact UMass Boston Customer Service at 617.287.4000, email or complete the form at

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.