Category: Mary Louise Smith Chair

U.S. Rep. Katie Porter to speak Feb. 26 as Spring 2021 Mary Louise Smith Chair

U.S. Rep. Katie Porter – an Iowa native who represents California’s 45th Congressional District and has earned a reputation for her tough questioning and use of visual aids during congressional hearings – will give a virtual presentation on Feb. 26 as the Spring 2021 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. Rep. Porter will … Continue reading U.S. Rep. Katie Porter to speak Feb. 26 as Spring 2021 Mary Louise Smith Chair

Spring 2019 – Florence George Graves

Florence George Graves, award-winning investigative journalist and founding director of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, visited Iowa State University on Monday, April 1, as the 31st recipient of the Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. As part of her visit to Iowa State, Graves presented “#MeToo—Why Has it Taken … Continue reading Spring 2019 – Florence George Graves

Fall 2016 – Lynn Povich

Award-winning journalist Lynn Povich—the author of the book “The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace”—visited Iowa State University on Thursday, Dec. 1, as the fall 2016 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. Povich, the first female senior editor at Newsweek magazine and the former … Continue reading Fall 2016 – Lynn Povich

Fall 2014 – Mara Liasson

On November 13, 2014, Mara Liasson presented the lecture “What Just Happened? The 2014 Elections and Beyond.” Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for National Public Radio and a contributor to the FOX News Channel. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazines “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.” Liasson also serves … Continue reading Fall 2014 – Mara Liasson

Fall 2013 – Karen Hughes

*On October 3, 2013, Karen Hughes presented the lecture “The CEOs of Leadership: Clarity, Example, and Optimism.” Karen Hughes currently serves as the global vice chair for the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller. She is a trusted counselor to corporate, nonprofit and political leaders providing strategic communications, corporate positioning and messaging advice. Since joining Burson-Marsteller in … Continue reading Fall 2013 – Karen Hughes