The University Scholars Program Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation presents activist, organizer, author, and cultural icon Gloria Steinem. A founder of Ms. magazine, the National Women’s Political Caucus, and Choice USA, Steinem is a social and political force who has shaped the discourse of women’s rights in America for half a century. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Her memoir, My Life on the Road, was released to wide acclaim in 2015 and became a New York Times bestseller. It is also the first selection in UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson's feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, slated for discussion on Jan. 31.
Please note that tickets are no longer available for Ms. Steinem's talk; however, the event will be live-streamed here.
Ms. Steinem's talk is hosted by the University Scholars Program, the Civic Engagement Program, and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
An annual tradition in the spring semester, the Scholars Seminar is Northeastern's first open-classroom style course designed collaboratively by students, and it features thought-leaders and change-makers from both inside and outside the university. The Scholars Seminar gives students insight into the groundbreaking work of Northeastern's innovative and distinguished faculty across the disciplines, as well as access to authors, activists, artists, and journalists who are shaping national conversations on issues of vital importance.