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 90 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 2021 Events On Zoom

  • Go to the website
  • Click “Join A Meeting”
  • Enter the Zoom meeting I.D.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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.
International Relations Lecture Series 2021 Graphic displaying the Zoom meeting ID

2021 Featured Talks & Speakers

Dr. Yong Volz, University of Missouri School of Journalism, Faculty Group Chair - Journalism Studies

Dr. Yong Volz

Freedom of the Press

January 12, 2021 – 10:45 AM

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Dr. Stephen Graves, University of Missouri, Assistant Professor, Department of Black Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Stephen Graves

Reparations to Redress Historical Injustices

February 9, 2021 – 10:45 AM

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Dr. Anshuman Singh, associate professor of Information Systems & Technology at University of Missouri

Dr. Anshuman Singh

Artificial Intelligence: Ethical & Regulatory Considerations

March 9, 2021 – 10:45 AM

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Dr. Akiko Tsuchiya Professor of Spanish and of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Akiko Tsuchiya

Historical Heritage & Racist Art

April 13, 2021 – 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


2021 Chairperson

Patricia Burroughs Bishop,
AAUW & TWA Member

2021 Committee Members

  • Carolyn Manning TWA, and Eleanor Sullivan TWA

Topic: Freedom of the Press
January 12

  • Sharon Poe TWA, and Sue Williams TWA

Topic: Reparations To Redress Historical Injustices,
February 9

  • Usha Sathe TWA, and Susan Teicher, AAUW

Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Data
March 9

  • Melodee DuBois TWA, and Pamela Meyers AAUW

Topic: Historical Heritage & Racist Art,
April 13

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: