Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012, 5:45pm-7:30pm
$20 - General Public; FREE to students, faculty and all World Affairs Forum members.
Helen Benedict, a professor at the Columbia School of Journalism, and Major Katie Matthew, an Instructor at the US Military Academy, will address the issue of women in conflict at the World Affairs Forum on April 25 at UCONN/Stamford. The program will begin at 5:45 P.M., with networking, refreshments and book signing, followed by the presentation at 6:15 P.M. The evening will conclude at 7:30 P.M.
Professor Benedict specializes in issues of social justice. Over the past year, she has published numerous articles about women soldiers and the Iraq War, as well as an op-ed in The New York Times. In 2007 Professor Benedict won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for her piece on the sexual assault of women soldiers. Her most recent books are The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq and Sand Queen.
Commissioned as an Ordnance Officer from the USMA at West Point in 2000, Major Katie Matthew deployed to Uzbekistan/Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from November 2001-April 2002. She later took command of the rear-detachment for Task Force Sinai, which was followed by deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from April-October 2004.
For reservations, please contact the World Affairs Forum at 203-356-0340 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The UCONN/Stamford Campus is located on the corner of Broad Street & Washington Blvd. Parking is available in the UCONN Parking Garage on Washington Blvd. – 2nd floor.