In this 70th year of the existence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Middlebury College and the Burlington Chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom are partnering to bring Professor Blanche Wiesen Cook to campus to lecture on the role that Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady and global activist, played in the creation of this important UN declaration. Cook is an award-winning biographer of Roosevelt; her lecture will provide details about Roosevelt’s life and humanitarian work after her time in the White House and will also consider the broader meaning of the UDHR today. The History Department, Feminist Resource Center at Chellis House, and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs are co-sponsoring this event.
A reception, with simple refreshments, will follow this lecture in the entrance of the chapel.
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