The press availability in a small conference room at the University of New Haven’s Dodds Hall gets off to an awkward start as those gathered fumble over who sits where at the conference table.
The younger Anglo-American journalists, one of them a student, ask safe, standardized questions meant to elicit safe, standardized answers for an agreeable news feature on the keynote speaker for the university’s 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference.
“How did you get your start?
“Who were the people who most influenced you in your career?”
The subject of the ...