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.

See you in 2021....








2020 Featured Talks & Speakers

Denise Lieberman, J.D.

Voter Suppression Tactics

January 14, 2020 – 10:45 AM

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Joe Scherrer - Director, Cybersecurity Strategic Initiative

Cyber (UN)Security

March 10, 2020 – 10:45 AM

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Thomas Lovejoy, PH.D.

Triple Threat of Global Warming

February 11, 2020 – 10:45 AM

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Debra Leiter, Ph.D.

The Populist’s Toolkit: How & Why Populist Parties Changed the Political Game in Europe

April 14, 2020 – 10:45 AM

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About The Series

Guest lecturers speak approximately 45 minutes, and field questions afterward for about 15 minutes. Attendees are invited to bring lunch & stay to discuss the day’s topic. Each event of the Series will begin promptly at 10:45 AM the 2nd Tuesday of the month, January to April.

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2021 Chairperson

Patricia Burroughs Bishop,
AAUW Board & TWA Member

2021 Committee Members

  • Carolyn Manning TWA, and Eleanor Sullivan TWA

Topic: Free Press Under Threat
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

2020 Chairperson

Patricia Burroughs Bishop
AAUW Board Member & TWA Member

2020 Committee Members

  • Melodee Dubois TWA, and Ann Williams TWA

Topic: Organized Voter Suppression Tactics: Compare & Contrast the U.K. and the U.S., January 14

  • Deanna Stevenson TWA, and Jeannie Webdell AAUW

Topic: Triple Threat of Global Warming: Ecological, Environmental, and Humanitarian Crises, February 11

  • Kay Meyer AAUW, and Joy Ryan, TWA

Topic: Cyber (UN)Security, March 10

  • Deirdre Gallagher TWA, and Susie Teisher AAUW

Topic: The New Populism: Identity Politics & the Rise of Us-Against-Them Leadership, April 14