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Hardman Lecture Series

This lecture series presents in-depth discussions with some of the leading journalists of our time and is made possible through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment.

Liz Plank 2019 Hardman Lecture

Liz Plank

Journalist, Executive Producer, Vox Media

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6 p.m.
Church Street Center, Auditorium

"Modern Feminism: It's Not Just About Women"

Free and Open to the Public
Information: 413.662.5224
 

Liz is an award-winning journalist and the Executive Producer of Divided States of Women at Vox Media where she also hosts Facebook Watch’s Consider It. In 2016, she produced and hosted 2016ish, an award-winning series about the presidential election.

Prior to Vox, she was a Senior Correspondent at Mic and co-creator of Flip The Script, an award-winning weekly video series confronting social issues. In 2016, she presented a TedxTalk, How to Be a Man: A Woman's Guide, which she is currently using to inspire her first book, which will be published by St. Martin's Press in 2019. Liz is amongst Mediaite's 2016 Most Influential in News Media and was ranked as one of the 50 most influential women by Marie Claire. In 2015, she was a correspondent for MSNBC's Krystal Clear and was named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Media.

Liz regularly appears on national and international television programs to provide a perspective on politics, gender issues, and reproductive rights, including The Today Show, The Daily Show, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC News, Fusion, Al-Jazeera America and BBC World. Through her activism and creative approach to journalism, Liz has made it her mission to elevate the voices of those who are often not heard, including through the creation of hashtags such as #WhyWomenDontReport and #HimThough.

Before working as a journalist, Liz was a research assistant and behavioral science consultant at the London School of Economics, from which she holds a master's degree in policy with an emphasis in global gender politics.

Past speakers of the Hardman Lecture Series (view photos):  

2018-2019: Maria Hinojosa

2017-2018: Byron Pitts

2016-2017: Abderrahim Foukara

2015-2016: Joy Reid

2014-2015: Nicholas Kristof

2013-2014: Jeff Corwin

2012-2013: Howard Kurtz

2011-2012: Soledad O'Brien

2010-2011: Laura Ling

2009-2010: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

2008-2009: David Brooks

2007-2008: Bill McKibben, Marianne Pearl

2006-2007: Derrick Jackson, Bob Simon

2005-2006: Dan Harris, Ellen Goodman

2004-2005: Ellen Hume, Alan Chartock

 

Past Journalists-in-Residence:  

2019: Mariel Fiori

2018: 
Jenn Smith

2017: Dolores Barclay

2016: Seth Rogovoy

2015: John and Anastasia Stanmeyer

2014: Kevin Moran

2013: Mark Kinver

2012: Joe Donahue

2011: Lydia Kulbida

2009: Rex Smith