Dr. Ruth Dawson is February Speaker for Colleges of Arts & Sciences Downtown Speakers Program

Dawson to speak on

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Karin Mackenzie, (808) 956-4051
Colleges of Arts & Sciences
Tamara Goldbogen, (808) 956-5790
Colleges of Arts & Sciences
Posted: Feb 5, 2004

The Colleges of Arts & Sciences of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa continues its Downtown Speakers Program with a special lecture on Thursday, February 12, by Dr. Ruth Dawson, Professor of Women‘s Studies and author, lecturer, and researcher. This free talk will be held from Noon to 1 p.m. at the American Savings Bank Tower (formerly the Pacific Tower, Bishop Square corner of S. King & Alakea), 180 S. King Street, 8th Floor, Room 807. It is a brown-bag event so attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

Dr. Dawson‘s lecture titled "Princess Di of the North: Rethinking Catherine the Great" contends that Catherine II was a person of no importance until she conducted a spectacular and bloodless coup against her husband that brought her to the Russian throne for 35 years. The world followed the tale of the princess in St. Petersburg with a degree of awe that turned the new tsarina into a celebrity on the scale of Princess Diana. How and why could that happen in the 18th centuryŚwithout CNN or People? What have the consequences been for the reputation of the richest and most powerful woman in history? What does it mean for our understanding of celebrity today?

For more information, please call the Office of Community and Alumni Relations, Colleges of Arts & Sciences, at 956-5790.

Upcoming Downtown Speakers Program Schedule:

Members of the community are invited to attend a series of FREE presentations especially planned for the downtown business community. These are sponsored by the Colleges of Arts & Sciences of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. All talks will be held from Noon to 1 p.m. at the American Savings Bank Tower (formerly the Pacific Tower), 180 S. King Street, 8th Floor.

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