FORA.tv Speaker - Michelle Bernard
Michelle Bernard is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. She is a frequent political and legal analyst on television and radio shows including MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Ms. Bernard is the author of Women’s Progress: How Women Are Wealthier, Healthier and More Independent Than Ever Before and is a contributing author to the National Urban League’s “State of Black America.” In 2009, she created, co-produced, and hosted MSNBC’s historic television program, “About our Children,” which featured Dr. Bill Cosby and explored poverty and education reform.
Ms. Bernard is the former president and chief executive officer of the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) where she founded IWF’s Iraqi Women’s Democracy Initiative. As a political and legal analyst, she has spoken on topics as varied as the 2008 presidential campaign, the political participation and voting trends of women and African Americans, education reform and school choice, the war in Iraq, and advancing the human rights of women and ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East. Ms. Bernard holds a BA in philosophy and political science from Howard University and earned her JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.
07.18.12 | 00:29:30 min
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