Tag: Mary Louise Smith Chair

CATEGORIES: May 2019, Voices

Graves discusses #MeToo in April 1 visit to Iowa State

On April 1, investigative journalist Florence George Graves visited Iowa State University as the 2019 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. She discussed sexual misconduct in politics and her investigations that led to the forced removal of an elected official and legislation.

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

Spring 2011 – Gwen Ifill

*On March 31, 2011, Gwen Ifill presented the lecture “Politics, Policy, and the Reality of Leadership.” Gwen Ifill was moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent and co-anchor for the “PBS NewsHour.” She was frequently asked to moderate debates in national elections, most recently the vice presidential debates during the 2008 and … Continue reading Spring 2011 – Gwen Ifill

Fall 2008 – Carly Fiorina

*On November 17, 2008, Carly Fiorina presented the lecture “Tough Choices: Women, Leadership, and Power.” Carly Fiorina served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 until 2005, the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business. Fiorina received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and medieval history from Stanford University in 1976. In … Continue reading Fall 2008 – Carly Fiorina