Mar 1, 2012 | 5:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor
3rd Floor Barnard Hall

What to Eat: Science vs. Politics
Marion Nestle

distinguished women in science lecture

Advice about diet and health is extraordinarily controversial for reasons of science and politics. Human nutritional science is difficult to conduct and interpret. Advice about what to eat affects the ability of food companies to sell products. The result is cacophony in the marketplace and unnecessary confusion about dietary matters. Will better science solve this problem? Does the food industry have a role to play in promoting healthful food choices? Or are food companies analogous to … Read more

Feb 27, 2012 | 6:30PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

Reimagining Equality
Anita Hill

helen rogers reid lecture

Registration for this event is overbooked, and no additional tickets will be released. If you have already registered for the event, you must arrive before 6:25 to claim your seat. Doors open at 6:00 PM. At 6:25, any unclaimed seats will be released! If you have not registered, or are on our waitlist, we cannot guarantee you a seat. You are welcome to arrive the night of the event, and if there are any unclaimed seats at 6:25, they will be filled on a first-come, first-seved basis. For the … Read more

Feb 23, 2012 | 6:30PM
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall

A Question of Methodology: Feminist Studies of Gender and the State in Contemporary Iran
Shirin Saeidi and Kristin Soraya Batmanghelichi


Most feminist studies of post-1979 Iran focus on the legal setbacks that women encountered and their collective strategies for regaining the formal grounds they lost with the establishment of an Islamic Republic in Iran. Iranian women’s studies should not, however, only examine social movements and elite political action in its effort to decipher the post-revolutionary state. Researchers must also account for nonelite and individual political action in different spheres of daily life. This … Read more

Feb 15, 2012 | 6:30PM
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall

Voices of a Women’s Health Movement
Laura Eldridge ’01, Helen Lowery, Lauren Porsch ’01, Leonore Tiefer, and Irene Xanthoudakis ’01


Science journalist Barbara Seaman (1935-2008) spent the last forty years of her life on the front lines as a women’s health advocate. Throughout her career, she was also a tireless supporter of other women’s voices. The recently published anthology Voices of a Women’s Health Movement, co-edited by Seaman and her long-time collaborator, Laura Eldridge, brings together an essential collection of essays, interviews, and commentary by leading activists, writers, doctors, and sociologists on topics … Read more