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Madeleine M. Kunin

Madeleine M. Kunin was the first woman governor of Vermont and the first woman in the U.S. to serve three terms as governor. She served as Deputy Secretary of Education and Ambassador to Switzerland in the Clinton administration. Kunin is the author of The New Feminist Agenda; Pearls, Politics and Power; and Living a Political Life. She is also a Marsh professor at the University of Vermont, a commentator on Vermont Public Radio, and founder and board member of the global Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), a nongovernmental organization focused on climate change and civil society. She lives in Burlington, Vermont with herhusband, John Hennessey.

Read Madeleine Kunin's blog on The Huffington Post.

    Madeleine M.'s Upcoming Events

    • Madeleine Kunin at the University of Vermont
      590 Main St, Burlington VT
      April 21, 2014, 5:30 pm

      Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin will discuss her latest book, The New Feminist Agenda, on April 21st at UVM as a part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series. She will speak about the continuing challenges for working moms and dads, especially with regard to finding and affording good child care, paid family and medical leaves and workplace flexibility. The talk will be held in the Davis Center, Room 417/419 (Livak Ballroom). Free, registration required.

    • Madeleine Kunin at YWCA Walla Walla
      213 S. First Avenue, Walla Walla WA
      April 30, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Madeleine will be the 2014 YWCA Walla Walla Luncheon speaker on April 30. Details to come.

    • Madeleine Kunin at the Vermont Bar Association Seminar for the Women's Division
      45 Blush Hill Rd, Waterbury VT
      May 9, 2014, 9:00 am

      Madeleine will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Vermont Bar Association Seminar for the Women's Division on May 9th @ 9:00am. Copies of her latest book, "The New Feminist Agenda," will be available for sale and signing.

    • Madeleine Kunin at Women of UVM Spring Dinner
      , Burlington VT
      May 12, 2014, 5:30 pm

      Madeleine will be the featured speaker at the Women of UVM Spring Dinner on May 12th. Copies of "The New Feminist Agenda" and "Pearls, Politics, and Power" will be available for sale and signing.

    • Madeleine Kunin at Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation
      St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main St., St. Johnsbury VT
      May 18, 2014, 4:00 pm

      Madeleine will speak at an NKAF benefit on Sunday, May 18th to encourage more young women to study and pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Copies of Madeleine's books will be available for sale and signing.

    • Madeleine Kunin at the Franklin County Women's "We Can" Expo
      71 South Main St., Saint Albans VT
      October 18, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Governor Kunin will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Franklin County Women's "We Can" Expo, to be held October 18th at Bellow Free Academy High School in St. Albans. This event brings together successful and aspiring women from Franklin and Grande Isle counties to discuss opportunities, resources, and challenges.

    Madeleine M.'s Books

    The New Feminist Agenda

    Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family

    Feminists opened up thousands of doors in the 1960s and 1970s, but decades later, are U.S. women where they thought they'd be? The answer, it turns out, is a resounding no, and Madeleine M. Kunin says it's time for a change. Looking back over five decades of advocacy, she analyzes where progress stalled, looks at the successes of other countries, and charts the course for the next feminist revolution -- one that mobilizes women, and men, to call for the kind of government and workplace policies that can improve the lives of women and strengthen their families.

    Pearls, Politics, and Power

    How Women Can Win and Lead

    Pearls, Politics, and Power is a call to action for new political engagement and leadership from the women of America. Informed by conversations with elected women leaders from all levels, former three-term Vermont Governor and Ambassador to Switzerland Madeleine M. Kunin asks: What difference do women make? What is the worst part of politics, and what is the best part? What inspired these women to run, and how did they prepare themselves for public life? How did they raise money, protect their family’s privacy, deal with criticism and attack ads, and work with the good old boys?


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