The First Annual Global Politics Lecture Series
Inaugural series in memory of beloved professor
Please Note: This is the new date for this event, which was originally scheduled for February 16
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (March 20, 2017) – Bridget Burns, a 2007 Marist alumnus, will be speaking about her career in Global Environmental Politics and her work as the Co-Director of the Women's Environmental & Development Organization (WEDO) on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Henry Hudson Room (Fontaine 301). This event is free and open to the public.
During her time at Marist, Bridget served as a Program Intern for the Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center and as Legislative Research Assistant in the British Parliament as an Hansard Scholar where she also took courses at the London School of Economics. Bridget was a Music minor who participated in the Marist Chamber Choir and in Marist Theatre productions, and she was a Pi Sigma Alpha member. After graduating from Marist, Bridget earned her Master's degree in Gender, Development, and Globalization from the London School of Economics.
Bridget worked at LEAD International as a Training and Communications Officer, and she has worked at WEDO since 2010 in progressively responsible positions including Project and Communications Coordinator, Advocacy and Communications Director and now as Co-Director of the organization. Bridget has successfully combined a career in political advocacy, communications, and human rights work at the intersection of gender equality, women's rights, and climate justice.
About The Danielle Langfield Global Politics Lecture Series
The student officers of Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA), the Political Science Honor Society, successfully applied for a grant from the PSA National Office to start the lecture series in honor of Dr. Danielle Langfield. The PSA leadership team Stephanie Chouljian, Gabi Revis, Samantha Leenas, and Rebecca Neeb organized three lectures for the Spring 2017 semester. It is quite fitting that the first lecture is being given by a Marist College alumnus and Political Science major who has made her mark in the global politics arena given that among Danielle Langfield's many contributions to the Marist College community was the great work that she did mentioning students, especially students interested in pursuing global careers, in and out of the classroom.