CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Marilyn Waring, outspoken feminist, economist, politician, lectures
at UI Oct. 28
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- In 1975 Marilyn Waring began charting new ground
in politics when at 22 she became the youngest and only woman elected to
the New Zealand Parliament. Waring will speak at the University of Iowa
at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.
Waring's lecture, "The Sustainable Landscape: Idealism or Reality?"
is free and open to the public.
Waring is a trained economist whose views on justice and common-sense
talk on economics thrice won her a seat in Parliament. She gained international
acclaim as an advocate in global feminist economics and a campaigner to
redefine traditional women's roles.
She continued to redefine women's roles when at 24 she became chairperson
of New Zealand's prestigious Public Expenditures Committee that is responsible
for reviewing the country's parliamentary budgets.
Waring penned her lamentations against inequalities between the sexes
and in economics in "Counting for Nothing: What Men Value and What
Women are Worth," "Three Masquerades: Essays on Equality, Work"
and "Human Rights" among other books.
Waring, who has a doctorate in political economy, is an economic development
consultant, farmer and senior lecturer in social policy and social work
at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand.
Her visit at the UI coincides with the UI's yearlong celebration of
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights signed 50 years ago. Waring's
lecture is sponsored by: UI International Programs, the Clarence Tow Fund
of the department of economics, the College of Liberal Arts, the University
Lecture Committee, the sociology department, and the International Business
Persons with a disability who require special accommodations at the
event should contact International Programs at (319) 335-0637.