James Marsh Professors-at-Large Program
Biography: The Honorable Madeleine M. Kunin
Distinguished Visiting Professor
of Political Science
Former Governor of Vermont
Former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland
The Honorable Madeleine M. Kunin served as the Governor of Vermont from 1985 to 1991. As a member of President Bill Clinton’s administration, she served as Deputy Secretary of Education of the United States from 1993 to 1997 and United States Ambassador to Switzerland from 1996 to 1999. Former Governor Kunin was Vermont's first and, to date, only female governor and the first woman in U.S. history to be elected governor three times. During her tenure as Governor, she focused on the environment, education, and children's issues. She appointed the first woman to the State Supreme Court and created the family court system. Former Ambassador Kunin is the author of Pearls, Politics, and Power: How Women Can Win and Lead (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008) and Living a Political Life (Vintage, 1995). Former Ambassador Kunin is the recipient of numerous awards for work in the environment, education and human services, including the Dean’s Medal for Public Service from Columbia University, School of Journalism. Former Ambassador Kunin received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a Master of Science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, a Master of Arts degree from The University of Vermont, and numerous honorary degrees from over 15 different institutions.
- February 25, 2009: "Women, Power and Politics: How to Open the (Formerly) Smoke-Filled Rooms".
- March 26, 2009: "Creating the Change We Believe In"
- February 17, 2011: Gail Collins, New York Times Op Ed Columnist - "When Everything Changed, The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present"
- March 31, 2012: The New Feminist Agenda: The Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family
- April 4, 2013: "Fifty Years after the Feminine Mystique"
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