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Jennifer Lawless Appointed Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution

Jennifer Lawless has been appointed a nonresident senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. She will conduct research and provide policy analysis on gender and youth issues.

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Polarization Reason for Country's Governing Problems

At the Conference on American Gridlock, hosted by Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, Jen and Danny Hayes presented research on whether district polarization affects media coverage.

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The Path to a Female President

The New Yorker cites Jen and Richard Fox's research on how there is an ambition gap between men and women.

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Director's Message

It is impossible to deny the substantial progress women have recently made in government and politics. Over the course of the last 30 years alone, the number of women in Congress has more than tripled. . .

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Do Traditional Gender Roles Affect Women's Political Ambition?

In her first article post at the Brookings Institution, Jen addresses the question of whether family roles and responsibilities affect a potential candidate's political career.

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Study: Family Not Major Influence on Women Seeking Office

Newsmax cites Jen's Brookings Institution article on how family roles actually do not impede women's political ambition. 

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Why All of the U.S. Treasurers Since 1949 Have Been Women

Jen comments on female treasurers and cabinet appointments.

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Does the Prospect of Running for Office Discourage Women?

NY Times cites Jen and Richard Fox's policy report, "Girls Just Wanna Not Run."

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