Events & Programs
The Luann Dummer Center for Women hosts and co-sponsors a variety of programs that advance the mission of the Center to "foster the intellectual, spiritual and personal development of women, and promote an open and diverse environment at St. Thomas." Dr. Luann Dummer specified that the main program of the Center would be a major speaker for Women's History Month. In addition, the Center has had a tradition of featuring local scholars and professionals once a month for a noon-time "Feminist Friday." Over the years the Center has enhanced these programs with a variety of other programs that meet the immediate needs and interests of the University community.
As a longtime expert on Iranian politics and a respected scholar and Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Haleh Esfandiari is an outspoken advocate for human rights and women's rights. Esfandiari was imprisoned by Iranian authorities in 2007. She spent eight months under country arrest, nearly four months of them in solitary confinement. Her memoir of the ordeal, My Prison, My Home, is a portrayal of strength, survival, and love of country.View Event Information»
For a listing of past events hosted by the Center, please view our past events page.