The Tuesday Women’s Association of Ethical Society and the American Association of University Women present the 2019 International Relations Lecture Series.

Each meeting will begin promptly at 10:45 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month, January to April, in the upper auditorium. The public is cordially invited. There is no fee, but all contributions are greatly appreciated.

The 45-50 minute lecture will be followed by a question and answer period. Attendees are invited to bring lunch and to stay and discuss the day’s topic. In case of inclement weather, you may call 314-991-0955, ext. 224.

Series Calendar

January 8, 2019 – A Specter Haunting Europe: Relative Deprivation and the Resurgence of Far-Right Extremism in Western Democracies, Speaker: Dr. Joyce Marie Mushaben

Joyce Marie Mushaben is a Curators’ Professor of Comparative Politics at UMSL. She is the author of many books and the recipient of many awards. Professor Mushaben will explore the causes of the resurgent ethno-nationalism across EU states, including the after-effects of the 2008/2009 global financial crisis and reactions to the 2015 refugee crisis. Dr. Mushaben will discuss forces driving “white nationalist” groups in the US, underscoring several curious gender twists. Focusing on Germany as a special case, she conclude with the ways right wing extremist currents have been shaped by eastern resentments dating back to misguided unification policies of the 1990s. Coordinator: Sharon Poe, Assistant Coordinator: Julie Triplett

February 12, 2019 – Fake News, Social Media and the Impact on Freedom of the Press, Speaker: Kevin Horrigan

Kevin Horrigan, a long time St. Louis journalist, recently retired as deputy editorial page editor and Sunday op ed columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he spent most of his 43-year professional career. In 1983 Mr. Horrigan joined the St. Louis Sun which failed after seven months. launching his 10-year career as a radio talk show host at KMOX and KTRS. He returned to the Post-Dispatch in 2000 as an editorial writer and columnist. Coordinator: Marcia Cline, Assistant Coordinator: Susan Teicher

March 12, 2019 – Dark Money and Plutocracy, Who’s Pulling the Strings? Speaker: Jeffrey A. Winters

Professor Winters is the Political Science department chair at Northwestern; and professor and Director, Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) Program. He specializes on oligarchs and elites spanning a range of historical and contemporary cases. His book Oligarchy (Cambridge 2011), won APSA’s 2012 Gregory M. Luebbert Award for Best Book in Comparative Politics. His research, publications, and teaching focus on the areas of comparative and political economy. In addition to oligarchy, important themes in his work include state-capital relations, capital mobility and the structural power of investors, the World Bank, human rights, authoritarianism, and democratic transitions in post-colonial states. He has conducted extensive research in the region of Southeast Asia. Coordinator: Deana Stevenson, Assistant Coordinator: Patricia Scott

April 9, 2019 – The Intersection of Religion and Politics, Speaker: Dr. Harvey R. Fields Jr.

Dr. Fields is the Assistant Dean of Student Success at Washington University. Coordinator: Vett Goods, Assistant Coordinator: Nancy Hutchins