Save the Date: The 2023 Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture

Join us on Wednesday, March 1, from 4 – 5 p.m. in Shineman Chapel House for the next edition of the Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture.

Professor Zoe Oxley, professor of political science at Union College, will present “This One’s for the Boys: How Gendered Political Socialization Limits Girls’ Political Ambition and Interest.” Oxley will discuss her research of children, which finds that girls increasingly see political leadership as a “man’s world,” and in turn, are less interested in political engagement than are boys as they grow older.

The Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture brings prominent speakers with political expertise to the Hartwick campus each year to share ideas with students, faculty, and community members about issues pertinent to the current political climate. Rude was an outstanding Hartwick College faculty member and administrator. Following his death in 1998, Professor Emerita Norma Hutman and Marion Rude established the Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture Series to reflect his passionate interests in political science and public speaking and his commitment to public life.

Stay tuned for more information, or contact Professor Laurel Elder at elderl@hartwick.edu in the meantime with any questions.

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