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2019-2020 Speaker Series: Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less

The Meador Center Speaker Series hosts active voices in America's political landscape, representing views from both the left and the right. The Center's theme this year is Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less. 


Events


Elaine Weiss, Meador Lecture: "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote" 
Thursday, September 19, 6 p.m.
Clara Thompson Hall
Free and open to the public 

Panel Discussion on Women's Suffrage, including Elaine Weiss
Friday, September 20, 11 a.m.
Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central St. 
Free and open to the public

Elaine Weiss is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. A MacDowell Colony Fellow and Pushcart Prize Editor’s Choice honoree, she is the author of the highly acclaimed narrative non-fiction book, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote (Viking 2018), hailed as a "riveting, nail-biting political thriller" with powerful parallels to today's political environment. Weiss is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War, the inspiring story of a long-forgotten women's movement.

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"I had in mind my chief objective to impress upon my students the importance of solving the many perplexing problems and questions that they will meet in the society in which they live. They should take a constructive and active part in trying to bring about a more democratic and more hopeful world in which future generations can live."  -Professor L.E. Meador, upon the establishment of the Meador Endowment

Meador Center

The Department of Political Science and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Drury University are proud to announce the establishment of the L.E. Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship, supported by the Meador Endowment. Founded in 2015 by the endowment in honor of Professor L.E. Meador, the Drury University Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship is dedicated to the academic inquiry of politics and citizenship in the modern world. The work of the Meador Center is to inspire and engage Drury University students and faculty to work toward that "more democratic and more hopeful world" of which Professor Meador spoke.

The L.E. Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship also seeks to connect the community of scholars at Drury University with the city, state, national, and global communities which Drury and its scholars inhabit. The Center is engaged in a variety of educational and civic programs, such as hosting scholars in residence, supporting student grants for study away (for example, with the Washington Center), study abroad, and community engagement.