UCL Institute of the Americas


The UCL Americas Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture: Professor Susan-Mary Grant (Newcastle)

22 May 2013, 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

Professor Susan-Mary Grant

The Eleanor Roosevelt lecture is intended as a celebration of Eleanor Roosevelt's immense influence as First Lady, public communicator on New Deal issues, human rights campaigner, women's rights advocate, civil rights promoter, and early UNO eminence.

This event is free.

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Professor Iwan Morgan – Institute of the Americas
020 7679 2000


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
005: Wilkins Main Building
Gower Street
United Kingdom

UCL Institute of th Americas proudly announces the first in this series of annual lectures. The inaugural 'Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture' will be delivered by Prof Susan-Mary Grant (Newcastle), who will speak on 'Media-Made Moms: Politics, Publishing, and the Power of the Presidency in American Women's History.'

UCL Institute of the Americas is inaugurating an annual lecture to mark Eleanor Roosevelt's contribution to various aspects of American politics and history, notably liberalism, internationalism, the New Deal, the United Nations, civil rights, women's rights, and the Democratic Party. Each year we will host a distinguished scholar to speak on one of these subjects. Eleanor Roosevelt's own contribution may feature but this will not always be the case - the remit is to explore topics that engaged her.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception at the Haldane Room, in the same Wilkins Building. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.


About the Speaker

Professor Susan-Mary Grant

at University of Newcastle