International Relations Lecture Series

Sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) & the Tuesday Women’s Association (TWA) of the Ethical Society of St. Louis 

Want to know more about cultural & political changes around the World? Here’s your chance! The TWA and AAUW invite you to learn from experts about the most critical issues affecting our global community.

Annually, for 93 years, this Series has put a spotlight on forces driving world news events.  Lectures are free & open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.

All 2022 Events On Zoom

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Our thanks to the Ethical Society of St. Louis for generously providing their Zoom account so the Series can continue through the COVID-19 health emergency.
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2022 Featured Talks & Speakers

Julie Blase

Julie Blase, PhD

Feeding the Dragon: US Choices & the Growth of Chinese Power

January 11, 2022 – 10:45 AM

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Carl Bender

Carl Bender, PhD

Climate Change

February 8, 2022 – 10:45 AM

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Ariel Burgess

Ariel Burgess, MSW

World Refugee Situation

March 8, 2021 – 10:45 AM

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Olga Bezhanvoa

Professor Olga Bezhanova

Waxing & Waning of Democracy Around the World

April 12, 2022 – 10:45 AM

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About The Series

Guest lecturers speak approximately 45 minutes, and field questions afterward for about 15 minutes. Each event of the Series will begin promptly at 10:45 AM the 2nd Tuesday of the month, January to April.


Please mail checks payable to International Relations Group:

Mail to:
c/o Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117


2022 Chairperson

Usha Sathe,
TWA Member

2022 Committee Members

  • Susan Teicher AAUW, and Kay Meyer AAUW/TWA

Topic: Feeding the Dragon,
January 11

  • Joan Walker  and Pamela Meyers AAUW

Topic: Climate Change,
February 8

  • Sue Williams TWA, and Nancy Hutchins, AAUW

Topic: Refugees in St. Louis and the World
March 8

  • Sharon Poe TWA

Topic: Waxing & Waning of Democracy Around the World
April 12

Our Sponsors

The members of the Tuesday Women’s Association help to fund the speaker fees for this Series and also contribute the Ethical Society of St. Louis’ auditorium space for each event. For 2021, the events will be held virtually in The Ethical Society’s Zoom space, not in the Ethical Society’s  auditorium.

The generous donations of the St. Louis area AAUW branches help make this Series possible. They are: