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Former Iowa Attorney General Bonnie J. Campbell to speak on Violence Against Women Act

April 15, 2013

Donna Hoffman, department head, UNI Department of Political Science, 319-273-5916,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host former Iowa Attorney General Bonnie J. Campbell at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, in Sabin Hall, Room 002.

Campbell will discuss the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and its recent reauthorization. She will also discuss what the future holds for this legislation.

Campbell has been recognized as a national leader for her work to bring victim-rights reform to the country's criminal justice system. She was selected by President Clinton to head the Justice Department's Violence Against Women Office in 1995, and her effectiveness led TIME magazine to name her as one of the 25 most influential people in America. Campbell has also served as Iowa Attorney General and was a member of the Iowa Board of Regents from 2007 through 2011.

This event is free and open to the public. It's sponsored by UNI's Center for Violence Prevention, Department of Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

For more information, contact Donna Hoffman, department head and associate professor of political science, at 319-273-5916 or