University of Chicago Women's Board

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Women’s Board Annual Dinner
Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Supreme Court and the Overturning of Roe v. Wade
5:00 pm CST optional tour of Rubenstein Forum – Hyde Park, 6:00 pm CST Reception, followed by Dinner, 9:00 pm CST Adjourn
The Rubenstein Forum

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Professor Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, will discuss the history of Abortion, the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v Wade, and its recent decision in the Dobbs case, which overruled Roe.  He will also comment briefly on a few of the Court’s other recent decisions to give a sense of where the current Court is headed.

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                         January 6 and the Rise of Violent American Populism                      

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – The University Club

12:00 pm CST Program – 1:00 pm Adjourn

Robert A. Pape, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST), will present research findings on the demographics, attitudes and social connections of those who participated in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol, and the emergence of a new force in American politics – a mass political movement that has violence at its core.  Pape will discuss implications of this movement on the 2022 midterm elections and on American democracy at large.

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The James Webb Space Telescope and a Sharper View of Life and the Universe

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – The University Club

12:00 pm CST Program – 1:00 pm CST Adjourn

Wendy L. Freedman, the John and Marion Sullivan University Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College will discuss the development and deployment of NASA’s new flagship telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), what astronomers are learning from its images, and how the JWST enhances knowledge about the history of the universe and origins of life.