Saint Mary’s 2019 Hendrickson Forum will feature Cokie Roberts, a New York Times bestselling author and renowned journalist and political commentator for ABC News and NPR. The Tuesday, April 16, event, “Weaving the Social Safety Net at Home and Around the World,” is presented by Saint Mary’s Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership. In her more than 40 years in broadcasting, Roberts has won many awards, including three Emmys. Inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, she was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting. Roberts graduated from Wellesley College in 1963, where she earned a degree in political science and now holds more than 25 honorary degrees. She serves on the boards of several nonprofit institutions, including the National Archives Foundation, Mayo Clinic, and Save the Children. In 2008, the Library of Congress named Roberts a “Living Legend,” one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor.
The Hendrickson Forum will be held on the Saint Mary’s Twin Cities Campus this year and is open to the public. More information and online registration is available at smumn.edu/HendricksonForum.