Series History | Harriet Elliott Lecture Series

Series History

Harriet Wiseman Elliott taught political science on this campus from 1913 until 1935, when she became Dean of Women. Professor Elliott was a pioneer in the women’s rights and suffrage movements and served during the 1940’s as presidential appointee under the Roosevelt administration. Her activities included Consumer Commissioner on the Advisory Commission to the Council of Defense and U.S. delegate to the 1945 U.N. Conference on Education, Science, and Cultural Organization in London. In the year following her death, the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina established the Harriet Elliott Social Science Forum in her memory. The Social Science Forum has evolved over the years into the Harriet Elliott Lecture Series-one of UNCG’s premier events.