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Feb. 23, 1996

Senator Kassebaum to speak at Catt Center conference

by Steve Sullivan

U.S. Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum will be the keynote speaker at "Campaigns, Policy and the Press," the spring conference of the Catt Center for Women and Politics, March 1-2, at the Scheman Building.

A U.S. senator since 1978, Kassebaum will speak at a luncheon at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Mary Louise Smith, first woman chair of the National Republican Party, will introduce Kassebaum.

Kassebaum, a Republican from Kansas who recently announced her retirement, has focused much of her career on improving education and health care reform. She is chairperson of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee and a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Among the other speakers will be Marjorie Margolies- Mezvinsky, former U.S. representative from Pennsylvania and Emmy-winning television journalist, discussing "Women at the Political, Legislative, and Economic Table"; and Anita Perez Ferguson, the first Hispanic president of the National Women's Political Caucus and U.S. House of Representatives candidate from California, on "Women Make a Difference."

Winners of the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for research on women and politics will be announced at a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, March 1.

For more information or to register for the conference, contact the Catt Center for Women and Politics, 309 Catt Hall, 4-3181. The cost for both days of the conference, including meals, is $30. Individual event registration fees are $20 for Friday dinner; $12 for Saturday lunch; $10 for conference without meals. For a complete schedule online, see Events.

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