Helen Thomas, renowned journalist and former White House Bureau Chief for UPI, has covered the administration of ten U.S. Presidents in a career spanning almost sixty years.
Join Ms. Thomas in conversation with Congresswoman and Mills alumna Barbara Lee '73 for an insider's look at the White House and what makes a leader. Ms. Thomas shares her insights and anecdotes about her legendary years in the Washington press corps and the latest from her new book Listen Up, Mr. President.
On the frontlines of higher education for over 35 years, Janet L. Holmgren was appointed President of Mills College (Oakland, CA) in 1991. She came to Mills as one of the highest-ranking women administrators at Princeton University where she was vice provost from 1988 to 1991.
Instrumental in shaping the national agenda for women and higher education through her leadership roles with Mills and prominent boards, President Holmgren is currently on the Boards of Princeton University, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the Executive Committee of Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee is a forceful and progressive voice in Congress, dedicated to social and economic justice, international peace, and civil and human rights.
First elected in 1998 to represent California’s then-9th Congressional District (now the 13th), the Democratic lawmaker has established a reputation for principled and independent stands, unafraid to take on the tough issues and speak her mind for her constituents, for a more just America, and for a safer world. As a social worker by profession, being an advocate for people dealing with the federal bureaucracy has been a priority.
Helen Thomas is often described as the dean of the White House press corps.
She is the author of Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President, Front Row at the White House and Dateline: White House..