Joanne Alter Women in Government Lecture
Amy Klobuchar is a trailblazer. The first woman elected from Minnesota to serve in the United States Senate, the Democrat is known for her commitment to bringing together politicians from both sides of the aisle. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Klobuchar worked to create a bipartisan debt commission and championed the most sweeping ethics reform since Watergate. Senator Klobuchar’s name is on a number of shortlists of potential candidates for the 2016 presidential race, and the American Prospect named her “a woman to watch.” Chicago magazine’s Carol Felsenthal joins Klobuchar for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of women in government today.
This annual lecture honors the late Joanne H. Alter’s pioneering work on behalf of women interested in social action and public service.