American Women with Lauren Weis: Women in Gender Studies

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Join us for American Women, a special lecture series highlighting the inspirational women of American University. The final event in the fall series features Dr. Lauren Weis, professor of philosophy and director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Program. Moderated by award-winning journalist and AU professor Iris Krasnow, this presentation will include a networking reception with coffee and desserts.  Bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

$10 per person for alumni and guests; no charge for current AU students, faculty, or staff.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the School of Professional and Extended Studies.

Dr. Lauren Weis joined the American University faculty in 2008, and has been teaching courses in the history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, and feminist theory. Her philosophical research focuses on critiques of the Western metaphysical tradition articulated by feminist theorists, as well as how the philosophical approach of twentieth century thinker Bernard Lonergan helps to clarify the relevance of metaphysical thinking to feminist theory. In addition, she is interested in the notion of epistemic authority, and the ethical challenges related to questions of belief, trust, and judgment. Dr. Weis received her Ph.D. from Boston College. The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Program is an interdisciplinary program encompassing feminist studies, masculinity studies, and sexuality studies, offers an undergraduate major and minor, and a graduate certificate through a multicultural curriculum that sustains and integrates diverse perspectives.

Iris Krasnow is a full-time professor of journalism in AU's School of Professional and Extended Studies. She was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. She became the fashion writer for the Dallas Times Herald, then moved to United Press International in Washington, D.C. for the position of national feature writer. At UPI, Krasnow specialized in celebrity profiles, including Yoko Ono, Billy Graham, Ted Kennedy, Elie Wiesel and Queen Noor of Jordan.

Krasnow is the best-selling author of Surrendering to Motherhood, Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, and I Am My Mother's Daughter. Krasnow's writing has been featured in Parade magazine, The Wall Street Journal, SELF magazine and The Washington Post. Krasnow has been a guest on numerous national radio and television programs including Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and several times on CNN. Reviews of her work, have appeared in Time, O The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, The New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report, and Redbook.

Her greatest passions are teaching students to write well and raising her four teenage sons.

Date: 10/9/2013
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

American University
Mary Graydon Center, Room 4

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