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Trustee Christianna Wood to discuss institutional investing, Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vassar trustee and alumna Christianna Wood is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, who has over thirty years of experience managing institutional capital on a global basis. On Thursday, May 2, at 7:00 pm in the Villard Room she will discuss her background and duties as an institutional investor, her experience with divestment initiatives, industry theory on efficient portfolios, and a view of responsible investing for the future.


U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to deliver commencement address on May 26, 2013

United States Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, from New York, will deliver the address at the 149th Vassar College Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 26, 2013. The program will begin at the campus Outdoor Amphitheater at 10:00am. Gillibrand will be the first U.S. senator to give the commencement address, joining Franklin Roosevelt among the noted politicians who have been commencement speaker.


Vassar to host public education reform symposium, keynoted by distinguished social psychologist and education scholar Michelle Fine, on April 18 , 2013

In a climate where high stakes testing, accountability, and the privatization of public schooling are the dominant discourses surrounding educational reform in the United States, the Vassar Department of Education will hold a symposium that explores -- as a counter-narrative in educational reform -- the possibilities demonstrated by the small public schools movement in New York City.


First-ever war crimes ambassador for the U.S. David Scheffer to speak about “The Challenges of International Justice”, on April 8, 2013

David J. Scheffer served from 1997-2001 as the first U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, later earning Foreign Policy magazine’s selection as one of the "Top Global Thinkers of 2011” for being “one of the handful of international jurists, politicians, and activists whose commitment to prosecuting the war criminals of the Balkans and Rwanda led to the creation of the International Criminal Court back in 2002.”

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