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March 22, 2002 Volume 17, Number 22


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Department Of State Representative To Speak About International Women's Issues

April Palmerlee, U.S. Department of State Senior Coordinator for International Women's Issues, will be on the WIU campus Thursday, March 28 as the keynote speaker for Women's History Month.

Palmerlee will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Union Grand Ballroom. The event is open free to the public. Palmerlee was appointed senior coordinator in January and is responsible for advancing women's human rights and empowerment as important elements of U.S foreign policy through public diplomacy, domestic and international exchange programs and Foreign Service training.

Before joining the state department, Palmerlee was an executive at the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, the largest nonpartisan U.S. foreign policy think tank. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Palmerlee also served as project director of the Council on Foreign Relations Roundtable on Afghanistan. The group reviewed the current situation, assessed past efforts and formulated policy recommendations on issues ranging from women's professional and political participation in a post-Taliban society to securing internal stability to NGO involvement in relief and recovery efforts. She has also served as director of communications for the New York and Washington offices of the council.

Palmerlee is a member of the Women's Foreign Policy Group, Women in International Security and the National Association of Female Executives. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Palmerlee's visit is part of a new initiative sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the U.S. Department of State which encourages local leagues to host League Forums on International Affairs. Additional co-sponsors include WIU's Affirmative Action Office, Faculty Development, Human Resources, International Education and Women for International Friendship.

For more information, call 298-2242.

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