Policy Studies Institute at Colorado State Presents Spring Lecture Series

The Policy Studies Institute at Colorado State University announced the schedule for its spring colloquium series, called "Race, Gender and Public Policy."

The series will include four talks which are free and open to the community. The first talk will be by Professor Sandra Harding, a renowned feminist from University of California at Los Angeles who specializes in multiculturalism in research and education. Harding will speak at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Cherokee Park Room in the Lory Student Center on campus. Harding’s lecture will be based on her new book, "Is Science Multicultural? Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies." The book explores the relationships between race, gender, and the study of science.

Other speakers will include James Lester and David Allen, authors of "Environmental Racism in the U.S.: Myths and Realities;" Mary Lefkowitz, author of "Not Out of Africa;" and Christina Hoff Sommers, author of "Who Stole Feminism?"

"All of the authors will provide insight into how we develop knowledge about important public policy problems," said James Lester, political science professor at Colorado State. "The series will explore how this knowledge can be used by decision makers to improve public policy."

The Policy Studies Institute is a bipartisan research center housed in the College of Liberal Arts. The institute acts as a clearinghouse for disseminating results of public policy studies and provides decision makers with the information, techniques, and processes to solve public policy problems effectively and fairly.

The calendar for the spring colloquium series follows. All talks begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center.

Feb. 5 – Sandra Harding, Cherokee Park Room.

March 5 – Christina Hoff Sommers, Room 230.

April 16 – James Lester and David Allen, Room 203-205.

May 7 – Mary Lefkowitz, Cherokee Park Room.

The colloquium series is sponsored by the Associated Students of Colorado State University, Pi Sigma Alpha, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Policy Studies Institute. For more information about the lecture series or the Policy Studies Institute, call Lester in the department of political science at (970) 491-5156.