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March 9, 2001

Estrich to discuss sex, power

by Steve Sullivan
Law professor and political commentator Susan Estrich will speak on campus Wednesday, March 28, as part of Women's History Month.

Estrich, professor of law and political science at the University of Southern California, will speak on "sex and power" at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. A reception and book signing will follow her talk.

Estrich became the first woman to head a national presidential campaign when she directed Michael Dukakis' election bid in 1988. She also was first woman president of the Harvard Law Review. Her books include Real Rape, Getting Away with Murder: How Politics is Destroying the Criminal Justice System and the recently published Sex and Power.

Estrich is a frequent guest on national news programs, including Firing Lineand 60 Minutes,and a commentator for Fox News.

While on campus, Estrich also will meet informally with students and participate in the presentation of the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics.

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