Past Olin Conferences

XLI.        Navigating Mental Health
                      October 27, 2016

                           Sara Benincasa

XL.        40th Annual Olin Fellowship Conference:
                      How Climates Change
                      October 31, 2014

                           Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.

XXXIX.        Educating Women for Global Empowerment
                      October 25, 2013

                           Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Managing Director and Co-Founder, School
                           of Leadership, Afghanistan

XXXVIII.    Becoming a Catalyst for Change
                      October 3, 2012

                           Erin Gruwell, author of The Freedom Writer's Diary: How a Teacher and
                           150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around

XXXVII.      A New Understanding of Hunger, Obesity,
                      and the Food System
                      September 23, 2011

                           Ellen Gustafson, Founder and Executive Director of the 30 Project

XXXVI.        The Invisible Costs of War
                      October 8-9, 2010

                            Cynthia Enloe, Ph.D., Research Professor in Political Science at Clark
                            University and author of Nimo’s War, Emma’s War:
                            Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War

XXXV.         Beyond the Wedding Ring: LGBT Activism in the
                      Age of Obama
                     October 23, 2009

                           Urvashi Vaid, J.D., executive director of the Arcus Foundation
                           Gay and Lesbian Liberation

XXXIV.       Where’s the Map?
                     Navigating Women’s Lives in a Half-Changed World
                     October 21, 2008

                          Peggy Orenstein, journalist and author of Schoolgirls, Flux, and Waiting for Daisy

XXXIII.      Crossing Cultures
                     October 3, 2007

                           Zarqa Nawaz, creator of the Canadian sitcom “Little Mosque on the Prairie”

XXXII.       Boundaries of Humanity
                    October 4, 2006

                         Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

XXXI.        Evolving Epidemics
                    October 5, 2005

                        Pamela Nagami, M.D., practicing physician and author of The Woman With a Worm
                        in Her Head & Other True Stories of Infectious Disease

XXX.          Gender Roles: A Generation of Change
                    October 13, 2004

                         Susan Faludi, author of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women and
                         Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man

XXIX.         Walking the Poverty Line
                     October 1, 2003

                          Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

XXVIII.      Food, Culture, and Gender
                    October 2 & 3, 2002

                         Carole Counihan, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Millersville University

XXVII.       Women’s Violence
                    October 10, 2001

                          Wendy Chan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminology, Simon Fraser University,
                          and author of Women, Murder, and Justice

XXVI.         Woman to Woman: Women’s Relationships as Friends and at Work
                     October 4, 2000

                          Ruthellen Josselson, Ph.D., Professor at The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, California,
                          and co-author of Best Friends

XXV.           25th Anniversary  Conference
                     Definitions of Success
                     October 21 & 22, 1999

                          Mary Maples Dunn, Ph.D., acting dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

XXIV.         Girl or Woman? The Status of Female Adolescents
                    October 14, 1998

                         Peggy Orenstein, Journalist & Author of SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap

XXIII.        Women at Work in a Changing Economy
                    October 1, 1997

                         Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Women's Policy Research

XXII.          International Women's Rights: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
                    October 17, 1996

                         Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, Director of the U.S. Delegation to the
                         1995 U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing

XXI.           Enlarging the Picture: Women in the Arts
                    October 18, 1995

                         Michelle Citron, Ph.D., Professor of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University Film Director

XX.             20th Anniversary Conference
                    Mightier than the Sword: The Power of the Written Word
                    October 20 & 21, 1994

                         Nadine Gordimer, Novelist and Short Story Writer, Nobel Laureate in Literature

XIX.           Pornography and Free Speech: What are the Stakes for Women?
                    October 20, 1993

                         Kathleen Mahoney, LL.M., Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Calgary, Alberta;

                         Nadine Strossen, J.D., President, American Civil Liberties Union and Professor of Law, New York Law School

XVIII.        Are Health Care and Biomedical Research Women's Issues?
                    October 21, 1992

                         Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D., Howard A. Prior Professor of the Life Sciences at Princeton University
                         and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow

XVII.          Multicultural Perspectives of Women Writers
                    October 16, 1991

                         Jamaica Kincaid, Staff Writer for The New Yorker

XVI.            Women in Power: Is the View Different?
                     November 14, 1990

                          The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States of America

XV.              Education and Empowerment: Preparing Women for a New Century
                     October 4, 1989

                          Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D., President, Spelman College

XIV.            Mothering - Ideals, Imperatives, and Choices
                    October 5, 1988

                         Marilyn French, Ph.D., Author

XIII.             Women and Religion
                      October 7, 1987

                           Carol P. Christ, Ph.D., Professor of Women's Studies and Religious Studies, San Jose State University

XII.              Women Without Choices
                     October 8, 1986

                          Susan Sheehan, Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, Staff writer for The New Yorker

XI.               The Values of Women & Men: Are There Differences?
                     October 29 & 30, 1985

                          Sharry Langdale, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Human Development, University of New Hampshire in
                          Durham & Research Associate, Harvard University

X.                 10th Anniversary Conference
                     From Access to Ascent: The New Challenge for Professional Women
                     October 30 & 31, 1984

                          Juanita Kreps, Ph.D., James B. Duke Professor Emerita of Economics, Duke University &
                          United States Secretary of Commerce under President Carter

IX.               Changing Perspectives in Medicine
                     November 2, 1983

                          Virginia V. Weldon, M.D., Deputy Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs,
                          Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine

VIII.             Women in the Performing Arts
                      November 10, 1982

                           Beverly Sills, General Director, New York City Opera

VII.               Women and Power: Realities for the 80's
                      October 7, 1981

                            Betty Friedan, feminist author & founder of NOW

VI.                 Creative Women
                      October 22 & 23, 1980

                            Elizabeth Hardwick, novelist

V.                   Choices for Women
                       September 19 & 20, 1979

                             Jill Conway, Ph.D., President of Smith College

IV.                 What Does Science Have to Say About Women?
                      October 11, 1978

                           Sir Peter Medawar (Nobel Laureate): "Women in Science."

                           Lady Jean Medawar: "Biology of Women and Its Relevance."

III.              Women and the News
                    September 28 & 29, 1977

                         Sally Quinn, Washington Post

II.                Sex Roles in American Society
                    September 22, 1976

                         Eleanor Maccoby, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

I.                 The Status of Women in Higher Education and the Professions
                    April 16 & 17, 1975

                         Juanita M. Kreps, Ph.D., James B. Duke Professor of Economics & Vice President of Duke University



Olin Fellowship Graduates, 2013

Fall  2012 Cohort