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Poland's first female Prime Minister to speak at Notre Dame

Hanna Suchocka will speak Tuesday, March 4, as part of Notre Dame's year-long forum on women in leadership.

Posted on Feb. 26, 2014 at 7:46 p.m.

NOTRE DAME – As part of Notre Dame's year-long forum on women in leadership, Poland's first female Prime Minister will speak at the university next week.

Hanna Suchocka, who will deliver a lecture entitled "Democratic Poland: 25 Years After the Fall of Communism," served as Poland's Prime Minister from 1992 until 1993 after being kicked out of the country's communist party.

In the country's post-communist parliament, Suchocka was trusted by the three key political parties and earned a reputation for being able to work well with all of them, Encyclopedia Britannica said. This, in part, led to her appointment as Prime Minister. During her time in office, she headed up political reforms that eased the country's transition into capitalism.

Suchocka also served as the former Ambassador to the Holy See, was Poland's Minister of Justice and is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders.

The lecture will be at 5:30 p.m. March 4 in Notre Dame's Carey Auditorium, located in Hesburgh Library. It will be free and open to the public.

 

 


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Posted on Oct. 25, 2014 at 4:07 a.m.
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