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March 26 Think&Drink "Dragon Ladies and Iron Thrones: Women and Leadership...
Sun, March 26, 2017, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
This session's topic is "Dragon Ladies and Iron Thrones: Women Leadership in Game of Thrones."
We’ve all had deep discussions with our friends while we’re out at night—why not add a couple of experts to the mix and really take it up a notch? That’s the idea behind Think & Drink, a happy-hour series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series invites you to participate in a facilitated public conversation with public intellectuals who have expertise in the subject at hand. The idea isn’t to create consensus but, rather, to foster an open interplay of viewpoints and perspectives. Join us and enjoy a pint of locally crafted beer, snacks, and delightful conversation, included in your ticket price.
How do the presentations of female leadership in the Game of Thrones series reflect on the challenges of women in establishing leadership in political and other institutions in society? Are women obliged to present an alternative model for holding and conducting power? How compatible are conventional norms of gender with the potential requirements for violence and coercion that many observers see as crucial for success in the act of governing and the arts of politics? How has the experience of female political leaders been similar to those of Martin’s fictional characters?
Familiarity with the "Game of Thrones" series is NOT required.
Doors open at 11:30 am, programming begins at Noon.
Must be 21 or over.