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Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 7:00pm to Friday, May 23, 2008 - 9:00pm

Dr. Elizabeth PerryWhat: 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

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

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.