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Chatham’s Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics to host election retrospective panel discussion

By: Amanda Leff Ritchie, Public Relations Specialist
November 2, 2011

PITTSBURGH (November 2, 2011)… The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University will host an election retrospective panel discussion the morning following Election Day. Local experts will breakdown election results in this free public event. Moderated by Dana Brown, executive director of the PCWP, the panel will feature Nancy Patton Mills, vice chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee; Susan Hockenberry, executive director of the Local Government Academy; Dr. Jackie Filla, assistant professor of political science at Chatham University; and Bernadette Comfort, executive director of the Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series. The panel discussion will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 9 in Mellon Center on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus. A continental breakfast will precede the discussion, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Online registration is available at For more information contact Ashley Steckel at 412-365-1878 or

About the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics
The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) is a non–partisan center devoted to fostering women’s public leadership through education, empowerment, and action.

The first center to focus on women’s political involvement in Pennsylvania, the PCWP integrates disciplinary knowledge, civic education, and coalition building while examining the intersection of women and public policy. The Center conducts candidate and advocacy trainings, offers educational programs in applied politics, and provides timely analysis on women’s issues. The Center is also home to the University’s membership in Project Pericles – a select group of liberal arts colleges and universities that have made institutional commitments to promoting participatory citizenship and social responsibility.

The Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy was established in 1998 through the generosity of the Hillman Foundation, Inc. and the Maurice Falk Medical Foundation. It was then reconceived and endowed in 2003, by the Hillman Foundation.

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region over the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit

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