College to host former NJ governor Christine Whitman | Our campus



NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College will host a visiting scholar from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and former governor of New Jersey. Christine Todd Whitman during a series of online events from Monday October 4 to Wednesday October 6.

Whitman, who is also the former administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will speak to different classes at Westminster College virtually, discussing issues ranging from her political career to environmental policy.

On Monday, October 4, Whitman will share his perspectives on ‘Obtaining and Surviving a Career in Politics’ with political science students, followed by conversations on the topic ‘The EPA and Perspectives on Climate Change, Yesterday and Today’. hui ”with environmental science students. That evening, she will discuss ‘environmental, social and corporate governance’ with students, alumni and faculty who participate in the Westminster Analyst Program.

On Tuesday, October 5, Whitman will speak with students of the Government Accounting course, sharing perspectives on topics such as the government’s responsibility for how taxpayer money is spent, as well as the financial benefits and societal in facilitating environmentally sustainable practices in government operations. .

On Tuesday, she will also share her experiences around the topic “Conflict Management, Service / Community Engagement and Leadership” with communication students, followed by a conversation on “The current health of American democracy” with science students. policies.

Whitman will be offering a campus-wide virtual event, “Environmental Policy and Politics,” at 7pm on Tuesday, October 4th. This conversation is sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the First Year Program, and the Center for the Environment.

On Wednesday, Whitman will discuss “Why Sustainability Matters” with first-year students enrolled in the Introductory Liberal Arts Education course, followed by reflections on “Lessons Learned from Government Public Communications” with students in the communications program. of the College. Whitman will complement his virtual sessions with a conversation on “the social, political and economic facets of environmental issues” with environmental science students.

Whitman was the 50th and first female governor of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001. She served the EPA under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. She is now president of the Whitman Strategy Group, a specialist consulting firm in energy and environmental issues. .

She is the author of a New York Times bestseller, “It’s My Party Too,” published in January 2005. Whitman holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

The CIC Visiting Fellows program brings together leading artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals on college campuses across the United States. For more than 45 years, Visiting Fellows have presented liberal arts college students and faculty with a wide range of perspectives on life, society, community and achievement.


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