What: The Institute for Asian Studies proudly presents the 2008 annual Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture with special guest Elizabeth Perry who will be discussing "Chinese Conceptions of 'Rights': From Mencius to Mao - and Now."
Elizabeth Perry is the Henry Rosovsky professor of Government at Harvard University. She is the current president of the Association for Asian Studies, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. Her research focuses on popular protest and grassroots politics in modern and contemporary China. For more information on Elizabeth Perry visit www.gov.harvard.edu/faculty/eperry/.
When: Friday, May 23, 2008, from 7-9 p.m.
Where: PSU School of Business Administration, room 190 (615 SW Harrison St.)
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Contact: For more information contact Patricia Thornton at 503.725.5810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background: The annual Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture honors the first student ever to be posthumously honored a degree at Portland State. Trena Gillette passed away during her senior year in 1993 from breast cancer.