Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar to Present Lecture on Gender and World Politics

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Since 1956, the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Visiting Scholar Program has offered undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. Rhodes has hosted Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars since the program’s inaugural year.

Dr. Valerie M. Hudson, an expert on gender and international security and a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, will present “The First Political Order: Sex and World Politics” Oct. 24 at Rhodes College. Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Spence Wilson Room of Briggs Hall. 

In her forthcoming book, The First Political Order: Sex, Governance, and National Security, Hudson has researched how the subordination of women in social and political structures has wide-ranging implications for global security and development. The book incorporates research findings spanning a variety of social science disciplines and includes comprehensive empirical data detailing the status of women around the globe.

Hudson holds the George H.W. Bush Chair in the Department of International Affairs at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She also directs the Bush School’s Program on Women, Peace, and Security.

Hudson’s books Sex and World Peace and The Hillary Doctrine will be available to purchase at her Oct. 24 lecture.