Chestertown, MD, March 11, 2002 — Washington College will host Anita Perez Ferguson, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, the week of March 17-20, 2002. Ferguson, current Chair of the Inter-American Foundation, will visit classes and talk to students about internship opportunities as well as give a public presentation on Tuesday, March 19. This lecture, "The Changing Face of U.S. Politics," begins at 7 p.m. in the Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows connect a liberal education with the world beyond the campus by bringing successful practitioners to colleges for a week of classes and informal discussions with students and faculty. Fellows, who include government officials, business leaders, journalists, environmentalists and medical ethicists, help illuminate for students the roles they can play as professionals and active, informed citizens.Current Chair of the Inter-American Foundation, former president of the National Women's Political Caucus, author of A Passion for Politic, and a frequent NPR commentator, Ferguson has been "praised as a speaker who offers both substance and inspiration as she reaches out to engage and challenge each person in the audience." Ferguson has been named one of Roll Call newspaper's "Politics Fabulous 50," and one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States" by Hispanic Business magazine. Born in Puerto Rico, Ferguson received her a M.A. in counseling psychology and the University of Santa Clara and an M.A. in management from the University of the Redlands.
Ferguson's visit is sponsored by Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, named in honor of the late Louis L. Goldstein, the College's former Chairman of the Board of Visitors and Governors, a 1935 alumnus, and Maryland's longest-serving elected official. The Goldstein Program sponsors lecture series, symposia, visiting fellows, travel and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.