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Brock University will host one of five Trudeau Lectures taking place at universities across the country.
Every year, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation selects five Fellows to deliver public lectures to highlight their ideas, research and their role as public intellectuals. These individuals have contributed to enhancing knowledge and advancing society, through research, creative work and societal debates on major issues of public policy.
Trudeau Lectures 2010-2011:
“Beyond the Strategic Silence: Towards the Global Economic Empowerment of Women”
by Professor Isabella Bakker
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7 to 9 p.m.
Pond Inlet, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
Some 40 years after the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada, most of the media, members of the two major political parties and the current government all seem to agree that Canadian men and women are equal now and much of the focus of government programs is on the plight of women in other parts of the world.
Isabella Bakker will discuss these new directions in public policy to pose the question: is feminism still relevant for addressing questions of inequality in Canada?
Bakker is a professor at York University where she was the first woman Chair of the Department of Political Science. A leading authority in the fields of political economy, public finance, gender and development, her work was recognized when she was named a Fulbright New Century Scholar in 2004. She became a Trudeau Fellow in 2009.
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