Former chancellor Donna Shalala will be the keynote speaker at a global summit for women at UW-Madison.

The three-day 2016 Summit on Women, Gender and Well-Being begins Thursday, with free public talks at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.

Shalala currently is president of the Clinton Foundation and was chancellor at UW-Madison from 1988 to 1993, before serving as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Clinton from 1993 to 2001.

The conference will be shared internationally through a free live stream provided by UW-Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies. It is hosted by the UW Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium and UW-Madison 4W (Women and Well-being in Wisconsin and the World) Initiative.

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Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.