The Women Inspire speaker series showcases outstanding women faculty whose research is making a significant impact and who serve as powerful and inspirational role models to the campus community.
In 2018, the Women Inspire Speaker Series was integrated into the AofW. Previously established through a co-sponsorship of the Office of the Provost and the Women’s Philanthropy Initiative, this speaker series provides a platform for outstanding Georgia State women faculty to share their research with a broader Georgia State audience.
Women Inspire 2018-19: First Lecture Nov. 7, 2018
The Office of the Provost invites Georgia State students, faculty and staff to the first Women Inspire lecture for 2018-19 on Nov. 7 with Leslie Wolf, Distinguished University Professor and director of the College of Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m., in Room 120 of Centennial Hall, 100 Auburn Ave. N.E. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages will be served.
Open to the university community, the speaker series showcases distinctive women from the ranks of Georgia State’s stellar faculty who are making a difference and are eager to share their stories to empower others.
The talk will cover confidentiality of genomic data after the Golden State Killer case in California, where investigators tracked down a suspect through genomic data the man had uploaded to a genealogical website. Millions of Americans have shared their genomes with companies to learn more about their ancestry. The recent arrest of the Golden State Killer case highlighted how law enforcement and others may be interested in accessing such databases.
Wolf shares a joint appointment with the Georgia State School of Public Health, and conducts research in a variety of areas in health and public health law and ethics, with a focus on research ethics.
For a free reservation, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-inspire-speaker-leslie-wolf-tickets-51292681792.
Speaker Nominations for 2018-2019 Academic Year
We are currently soliciting nominations for speakers for the 2018-19 academic year. Nominees need to be tenured women faculty holding the rank of full professor at Georgia State University. Exceptions to these criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please use the link below to submit your nominations:
Selected Videos of Women Inspire Talks
Ann Margaret Esnard, From Katrina to Nate and Everything in Between: A Planner’s Perspective on Reshuffling the Disaster Management Puzzle Pieces
Monica Swahn, Alcohol Cheaper than Water: Conundrums Facing Public Health Abroad and at Home
Jennifer McCoy, Bridging the Divide: Creating Dialogue amid Polarization and Conflict