The lecture, to be held every two years, honors the late Dr. Elizabeth Dutson Gee who was a senior research associate in the Center for Women’s Studies—the precursor of today’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies—in the early 1990s. Provide honoraria for speakers and to cover expenses for this biennial lecture.
We are proud to announce the 2016 Lecture was delivered by Amy Goodman titled Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America which disccuses her new book co-authored by her brother, David Goodman, and Denis Moynihan. She is also the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, independent, award-winning news program airing on more than 1,300 public television and radio stations worldwide.
The 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Distinguished Lecture in Ethics: Making Perfect People: Limiting our Reproductive, Genetic and Cosmetics Powers Ethically, will take place on April 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm and will host Rosemarie Tong, Distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and director of the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
The 2012 speaker was Deborah L. Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law. Her lecture titled From Platitudes to Priorities: Diversity and Gender Equity in the Workplace focused on why diversity is an ethical imperative and spotlighted the stalled progress for women and minorities at leadership levels in the American workforce.