schecter-large_1NJWC Club 2017 Annual Dinner & Faculty Speaker

American Politics with Professor Alan Schechter

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6 PM Cocktails, 7PM Dinner

Highlawn Pavilion, 1 Crest Drive, West Orange, NJ 07052

Alan Schechter taught American constitutional issues, politics, and public policy at Wellesley College for 41 years.

Professor Schechter has frequently lectured abroad on American politics, elections, and law under the auspices of the United States Information Agency and the Department of State.   In the past thirty years, he has appeared on commercial and public television and radioprograms broadcast in Italy, France, Germany, England, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Holland, India, Japan, and Malta.

Professor Schechter was appointed to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board by President Clinton in 1994, reappointed in 1997, and selected for a third three year term in 2000.  He was vice chairman of the Board in 1997 and 1998, and chaired the Board for three years. The Fulbright Board works closely with Congress, supervises the operation of the exchange program in 140 countries and awards more than 5,000 scholarships annually to foreigners and Americans to study, teach and conduct research in the US and abroad.

Lecture by Alan Schechter

B.A., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus

Former Chairman Dept. of Political Science,

Wellesley College

Professor Schechter has taught American constitutional issues, politics, and public policy at Wellesley College for 47 years.

“Backlash: The Astonishing Election of 2016”

Hillary Clinton was an overwhelming favorite to win the presidency last November, yet she was beaten by a candidate with seemingly insurmountable weaknesses.  How and why did this happen?  What will be the impact of a disruptive president who ignores traditional norms and opposes many modern policies?  With a conservative president, Republican control of both houses of Congress, a more conservative Supreme Court, and 33 Republican governors, what is the future of the Democratic Party and progressive values?

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Cocktails 6 to 7 pm; Dinner 7 to 9 pm 
Highlawn Pavilion
1 Crest Drive, West Orange, NJ   07052

$125 Patrons (to defray costs of events for students & young alumnae) 
$90 non-dues-paying alumnae & guests 
$80 dues-paying alumnae & guests

$50 Students, Classes 2012-2016, and Classes 1957 & earlier & guests


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Highlawn Pavilion
1 Crest Drive
West Orange, NJ 07052 USA

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