Tanya Melich Eisenhower Institute Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow
Tanya Melich, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and authority on women in politics, spoke at Gettysburg College Oct. 8, 2008 as part of "It's your vote, know the issues," the theme of non-partisan pre-election lectures, discussions and events at the college. Her talk was titled, "Getting Past the Noise: Understanding the Campaign of 2008."
Melich co-founded the National Women's Political Caucus, helped organize the Manhattan Women's Political Caucus and led the National Women's Education Fund. Melich's 1996 book, "The Republican War Against Women: An Insider's Report," received the Gustavus Meyer Center Award for an outstanding book on human rights in North America. Her writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, Daily News, USA Today and The Chicago Tribune and Glamour and Ms magazines. Melich has become an advocate of election reform, publishing an article in 2005 in The Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy on negative campaigning directed at female congressional candidates. She received the New York NOW Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Award, Alfred F. Moran Advocacy Award by Family Planning Advocates of New York and was honored by the New York State National Abortion Rights Action League.