Fmr. U.S. Ambassador Morella to Participate in Events at Mount Union
March 16, 2017
ALLIANCE – The University of Mount Union is proud to welcome former United States ambassador and Representative Connie Morella (R-MD) to campus the week of March 20.
Morella, who represented Maryland’s eighth district in Congress from 1987 to 2003, was ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OCED) in Paris from 2003 to 2007 under former President George W. Bush. She successfully initiated legislation addressing domestic violence, child support, health care reform and human rights issues during her time in Congress.
Morella will be speaking on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. about women in politics in an event that is free and open to the community. Morella is currently a faculty member at American University in the Department of Government and teaches an Intro to Women in Politics course each semester. The event will take place in the Newbold Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center and is part of the Women’s History Month series of events at Mount Union.
Morella will also be featured on a panel on Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m. titled “U.S. Foreign Policy During the Trump Administration: Challenges and Opportunities, along with David Swartz, the first U.S. Ambassador to Belarus, who himself has 29 years of foreign service. The panel is also free and open to the public and will take place in Presser Recital Hall in Cope Music Hall.
These events are sponsored by the Department of Political Science and International Studies, the Women’s History Month committee and the Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement.
Morella will also be speaking with several classes to give students individualized opportunities to ask questions about a career in the political arena and to provide suggestions about making an impact both domestically and internationally.