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Women and Leadership Course Visits West Point, Meets First Female Dean

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On Friday, October 14, Bard’s Women and Leadership course, taught by Deirdre d’Albertis, visited the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where they met with Brigadier General Cindy Jebb, the academy’s first female dean. They also joined West Point cadets for a class in behavioral science and leadership, followed by a tour of the academy's historic campus. Next month they will head to the United Nations to meet with ambassadors Samantha Power and Michele J. Sison.

Students have designed projects for the course ranging from staging a Shakespeare play with an all-female cast to exploring sexism in the music industry. D’Albertis has assigned students to research women leaders from backgrounds that differ from their own in order to explore intersectional identities. The Center for Civic Engagement supports the course, with community building and civic engagement as core concepts.
Post Date: 10-14-2016