Women in politics focus of TWU’s second annual Jamison Lecture March 29

Three national experts on women in politics will speak at Texas Woman’s University’s second annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., March 29 on the university’s Denton campus. The lecture, titled “Women in Politics: A Conversation About the Future”, will be held in Hubbard Hall on Administration Drive. For a campus map, please visit twu.edu/maps. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Event speakers will include Dianne Bystrom, director for the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics at Iowa State University; Ann Bookman, director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston and Cindy Simon Rosenthal, director and curator for the Carl Albert Congressional Research & Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma.  Krys Boyd, host of local NPR station KERA’s, “Think” program, will serve as the moderator for the lecture. For more information about this event, please visit twu.edu/jamison.

Dianne Bystrom has professional and personal experience in covering, working in and studying political campaigns. Ann Bookman was a presidential appointee at the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor during the first term of President Bill Clinton. Cindy Simon Rosenthal is the former mayor of Norman, Okla. Her teaching and research interests include women in politics, leadership in the public sector, state government and intergovernmental relations, and public policy. Simon Rosenthal also has been honored by Oklahoma’s Journal Record as “Woman of the Year.”

Moderator Krys Boyd was declared “Best Broadcaster for Radio in Dallas” by D Magazine in 2010 and won the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated award for best call-in program in 2012.

In 2014, the Jamison estate donated $1.7 million to TWU to fund the Jamison lecture and other university needs. The Jamisons were longtime supporters of TWU and members of TWU’s Old Main Society. Alonzo Jamison served seven terms in the Texas State Legislature before joining TWU faculty in 1968. During his tenure, he became chair of the TWU Department of History and Government before retiring in 1984. He passed away in 2011. His wife, Elizabeth Jamison, received a bachelor’s degree in music from the Texas State College for Women, now TWU, in 1943. She died in 2009.

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