For Immediate Release

(LEXINGTON PARK, Md.) March 23, 2012 - The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland announce that the Honorable Jane Harman, who previously served in Congress representing California’s 36th District and is now the Director, President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will speak to a joint TPP-Center program for the Study of Democracy program. The program will be held at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Friday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m. in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. The public is invited to attend, and there is no cost to attend. Advance registration to ensure seating is recommended at

Harman earned a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a law degree from Harvard. After graduating from law school, she served as chief counsel and staff director for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights. She also served in the Executive Branch as special counsel to the Department of Defense, and as Deputy Secretary of the Cabinet. Harman represented California’s 36th Congressional district for sixteen years, until her resignation in February 2011. 

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars gathers scholars and experts from around the world to inform the nation’s public policy debates with nonpartisan research and information. The Institute’s research focuses on national and international topics to bridge academia and public policy, informing and developing solutions to national problems and challenges.

 “We are delighted to have Jane Harman here,” said Bonnie Green, TPP’s Executive Director. “Her wealth of experience throughout government will provide unique and insightful perspective on international events – challenges and opportunities.”

“This is an excellent opportunity for St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s students and the St. Mary’s community to hear about recent international challenges faced by the United States,” said Dr. Michael Cain, Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy.  “The Woodrow Wilson Center is an excellent foreign policy think tank in Washington, D.C. that frequently contributes to and informs national debates on policy.”

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The Center for the Study of Democracy is a non-partisan, non-profit organization devoted to promoting education and discussion on both policy and political issues of interest to St. Mary’s College, Historic St. Mary’s City, and Maryland citizens.  Visit to learn more.