Events

The Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics brings nationally renowned political leaders, scholars and activists to Iowa State University to enrich the experiences of students and educate citizens about the role of women in the political process.


Each year, the Women Impacting ISU calendar recognizes twelve current students, faculty and staff who have distinguished themselves through their service and accomplishments at Iowa State University.


Ready to Run® Iowa is a nonpartisan campaign training program designed to recruit and train women in Iowa to run for elective office, prepare for appointive office, or become involved in public life as leaders in their communities.

Upcoming events

“Seeking Security in an Unstable World”
Frank Figliuzzi, Fall 2019 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science
Nov. 19, 2019, 8 p.m.
Great Hall, Memorial Union, Iowa State University
Free and open to the public

2020 Women Impacting ISU Calendar Reception
Jan. 15, 2020, 3:30-5pm
Sun Room, Memorial Union, Iowa State University
Free and open to the public

19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration Statewide Kickoff
Feb. 14, 2020, 1-5 p.m.
Memorial Union, Iowa State University
Free and open to the public