On Sunday, July 18 at 7 pm, WFIU Public Radio will air a special interview with Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom.
In this interview, Ostrom revisits her early career, revealing why she took an interest in political science, the gender barriers she encountered, and the encouragement she received along the way. Ostrom goes on to describe co-founding the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis and undertaking the research was ultimately recognized by the Nobel Prize.
Ostrom spoke with Karen Hanson, Provost and Executive Vice President for Indiana University Bloomington. Audio of the interview will be available for streaming beginning on Monday, July 19.
Elinor Ostrom is Distinguished Professor and Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. She is also a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington and senior research director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, which she and Vincent Ostrom founded in 1973-74. In December 2009 Ostrom was the first women to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for her decades of research challenging the belief that common property is always poorly managed and should be regulated by the state or privatized.
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