The President's Lecture Series

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

April 2, 2022

University Center Ballroom and Zoom (pre-registration required)

7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Photo of Elaine Weiss


This event is the Lucile Speer Lecture and is sponsored by the American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters of Montana, and the University of Montana Office of the President.


Elaine Weiss is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. A MacDowell Colony Fellow and Pushcart Prize Editor's Choice honoree, she is the author of the highly acclaimed narrative non-fiction book, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote (Viking 2018), hailed as a "riveting, nail-biting political thriller" with powerful parallels to today's political movement. Weiss is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army in the Great War, the inspiring story of a long-forgotten women's movement. She lives in Baltimore.