Fall 2007 Voltaire's Coffee with Professor Gretchen Ritter, Government/Women's and Gender Studies
Sun, September 9, 2007 • 6:00 PM • Carothers Residence Hall/Joynes 007A. Enter from Quad Courtyard--east door.
In The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics--a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the 'endless clash of armies' we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of 'our improbable experiment in democracy.' He explores those forces--from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media--that can stifle even the best-intenProfessor Ritter specializes in studies of American politics, constitutional development, and gender politics from a historical and theoretical perspective. She is currently examining the impact of work-family issues on gender equity in the United States. Professor Ritter has been a Faculty Fellow at Princeton University, a Liberal Arts Fellow at Harvard Law School, and has received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. She is the Director of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at UT.