Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics Events

  • 10/22/2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    A Night Out with the Women of City Council

    Meet the women on Pittsburgh City Council! Deborah Gross, Darlene M. Harris, Theresa Kail- Smith, and Natalia Rudiak will share their experiences in office and on the campaign trail.

    The event will feature a wine and cheese networking reception followed by remarks from the City Councilwomen.

    **Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for guests under 21 years of age**
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  • 11/04/2014 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Election Night Watch Party

    Who will be Pennsylvania's next Governor? Which parties will control the House and Senate? Find out as we watch election returns and play election themed games to win prizes. Refreshments will be served.
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  • 11/05/2014 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    The Day After: Post-Election Analysis

    What happened last night? Bring your lunch and hear local experts break down the midterm election results. Panelists include Melissa Daniels of the Tribune Review and Kate Giammarise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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  • 04/01/2015 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics

    The Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics was established by The Hillman Foundation, Inc. in 1997 in order to honor the Pittsburgh, PA native and longtime political leader. The chair serves as an inspiration and role model for students as well as other members of the University community and citizens of Pennsylvania.

    The purpose of the chair is to bring nationally renowned political leaders, scholars, and activists to Chatham University to enrich the experiences of students and educate citizens about the role of women in the political process.

    The 2014-2015 Elsie Hillman Chair will be prominent political commentator Cokie Roberts.

    Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming, as well as for NPR. From 1996-2002 she and the late Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program This Week. Cokie Roberts holds more than twenty honorary degrees, serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions, and on the President’s Commission on Service and Civic Participation. In 2008, the Library of Congress named her a “Living Legend,” one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor.
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