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04/23/92

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Pateman to deliver 1992 Wesson Lectures

STANFORD -- Carole Pateman, professor of political science at University of California-Los Angeles, will discuss two aspects of living in a democracy - employment and women - at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, and Thursday, May 7, at Stanford University.

The 1992 Wesson Lectures in Democracy, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Room 161J of Building 160 (Political Science) in the Main Quad. The first lecture is title "Freeing Citizens: Employment and Democracy," the second, "Promise and Paradox: Women and Democratic Citizenship."

Pateman received her doctorate from Oxford University. She was on the faculty of the University of Sydney from 1972-89, during which period she held visiting professorships at Stanford and Princeton and was a fellow at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the Princeton Institute of Advanced Study.

Pateman's books include Participation and Democratic Theory, The Problem of Political Obligation and The Sexual Contract. In 1989, she was awarded the American Political Science Association's Victoria Schuck Prize for the best book on women in politics. Pateman is currently serving as president of the International Political Science Association.

The Wesson Lectures were endowed by the late Robert Wesson, a Hoover Institution senior research fellow and distinguished scholar in political science, natural science and philosophy.

The lectures are sponsored by the Stanford Ethics in Society Program. For more information, call (415) 723-0997.

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