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Can Women Save American Democracy? Michelle Goldberg | 13th Annual Sara Glasgow Cogan Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 7:00pm

Can Women Save American Democracy? Red USA field with women political candidates

 

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Can Women Save American Democracy?
Michelle Goldberg

13th Annual
Sara Glasgow Cogan Memorial Lecture

March 31st, 2020 | 7pm
SMSU Ballroom 355

 

In this talk, Michelle Goldberg will discuss Trump in the context of the rise of authoritarianism around the globe and the role that anxiety about changing gender roles has played in this phenomenon. She will review how women have led the opposition to Trump in the United States—from the Women’s March, to Indivisible, to the House of Representatives—leading to an unprecedented gender gap in American politics, and analyze the role of newly mobilized women in the 2020 presidential race.

 

Michelle Goldberg is a columnist at the New York Times, a contributor to MSNBC, and a co-host of the podcast The Argument. She is the author of three books: Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World, and The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West. Her first book was a finalist for the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, and her second won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize and the J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award. Previously she was a columnist at Slate. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Newsweek, The Nation, The New Republic, The Guardian and many other publications. She has reported from countries including India, Iraq, Egypt, Uganda, Nicaragua and Argentina. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.

 

 

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of 
Professor Emeritus Nathan Cogan and the Cogan Family