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February 26, 1998

Middlebury College Marks International Women's Day with Career Panel and Human Rights Lecture

Middlebury College will recognize International Women's Day on Monday, March 9, with a career panel presentation and discussion at 4:15 p.m., as well as a lecture on human rights at 8 p.m. The panel and the lecture will take place in the Charles A. Dana Auditorium on College Street (Route 125). Both events are free and open to the public.

The panel is titled "Advancing Your International Career: Perspectives of Women Professionals." The panelists are Jane L. Brett, a founding partner of the Wall Street firm Weiss, Peck & Greer, and past president of the New York Society of Security Analysts; Margaret Chapman, former vice president of the U.S.-Russia Business Council; Pamela Nugent Czekanski, vice president and portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles & Co.; and Elizabeth Knup, program director, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Kathryn Wittneben, president of the Geonomics Institute of Middlebury College, will serve as moderator.

The panelists will discuss the wide array of international professional positions available to women in today's global marketplace, as well as strategies for building a successful internationally-oriented career. They also will address opportunities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Irena Lasota, program director and president of the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe, will speak on "Human Rights from Cuba to Azerbaijana Woman's Perspective." Her talk will focus on the concept of human rights for those in transition from communism to democracy.

For more information about the panel or the lecture, contact Charlotte Tate, development and events coordinator, Geonomics Institute of Middlebury College, at 802-443-5795.

Events Calendar Listings for MONDAY, MARCH 9

4:15 p.m. Charles A. Dana Auditorium, College Street, (Route 125).

Panel and discussion: "Advancing Your International Career: Perspectives of Women Professionals." Panel participants: Jane L. Brett, a founding partner of the Wall Street investment firm Weiss, Peck & Greer, and past president of the New York Society of Security Analysts; Margaret Chapman, former vice president of the U.S.-Russia Business Council; Pamela Nugent Czekanski, vice president and portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles & Co.; and Elizabeth Knup, program director, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Moderator is Kathryn Wittneben, president of the Geonomics Institute of Middlebury College.

8:00 p.m. Charles A. Dana Auditorium, College Street, (Route 125).

Lecture: "Human Rights from Cuba to Azerbaijan-a Woman's Perspective." Irene Lasota, program director and president of the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe.