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Women and Politics Series

2004: Lesley Stahl

(l-r) Susan Shi, Deedee Corradini and Lesley Stahl

Women and Politics Series

Lesley Stahl
Co-editor and correspondent for CBS News' "60 Minutes"
Anchor of "48 Hours Investigates"


During a 33-year career as a White House and foreign correspondent, Lesley Stahl has been an eyewitness to history. From her first assignment of what seemed then to be an "insignificant" break-in at the Watergate Hotel to interviewing Iraqi scientists after 9-11 on the existence of weapons of mass destruction, Stahl has been one of the premier women journalists in her field. For Lesley Stahl's biography, click here.

National Conference 2003

National Conferences

Women and Politics Series: Transforming Public Leadership
Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Senator from New York
October 6-7, 2003

The second national conference, "Women and Politics: Transforming Public Leadership," designed to assess changes in the trajectory and scope of women's political involvement in South Carolina and the United States over the past three decades, took place in downtown Greenville as well as on Furman's campus.  For the program schedule and participants' biographies, click here.

2002: Madeleine Albright

First Annual National Conference

National Security in America
March 20-21, 2002

The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright, former Secretary of State
Women and Politics Series

Public Address: National Security in a New Age: "The Tools of Diplomacy"
March 20, 2002

Madeleine Albright served as the Secretary of State during the Clinton administration. She was the first woman Secretary of State and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. Accomplishments during her tenure included the expansion and modernization of NATO; the reduction of nuclear dangers from Russia and North Korea; and the expansion of democracy in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.  She delivered an address, National Security in a New Age: "The Tools of Diplomacy" on March 20, 2002.

2001: Kim Campbell

Women and Politics Series 

The Right Honorable Kim Campbell
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister Kim Campbell began her national political career in 1986 when she was elected to the British Columbia legislature. Elected to the House of Commons in 1988, she served as Canada's Prime Minster from June 25 to November 4 of 1993 and has since undertaken a busy schedule of writing, teaching and lecturing.

2000: Derek Shearer and Ruth Goldway

Fellows in Residence

Derek Shearer
Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence
Former Ambassador to Finland

Ruth Goldway
Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence
Member, United States Postal Rate Commission

Derek Shearer visited Furman's campus from October 30 - November 2, 2000 as a Riley Institute Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence.  He delivered an address, "The Third Way: Evaluating the Clinton Administration " on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 7:30 pm in Burgiss Theatre.  Ruth Goldway also visited Furman's campus from October 30 - November 2, 2000 as a Riley Institute Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence.  She delivered an address, "Women in Politics," on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 in Johns Hall.