Trudeau Lecture at Brock this Thursday

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Trudeau Lecture at Brock this Thursday

Published on September 26 2011


Brock University is hosting one of five Trudeau Lectures taking place at universities across the country.

Every year, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation selects five of its Fellows to deliver public lectures to highlight their ideas and research. These individuals contribute to enhancing knowledge and advancing society through research, creative work and societal debates on major issues of public policy.

Brock is pleased to be hosting the following lecture:

Trudeau Lectures 2010-2011:
“The Unfinished Business of Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Call for a New Economic Equity Commission” by Professor Isabella Bakker
Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 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 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 school’s 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.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Professor Isabella Bakker

Professor Isabella Bakker