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Women & Politics Institute


  • Women & Politics Institute
    Fax: 202-885-2967
    Ward, Room 237

Mailing Address

4th Annual 5K Race to Representation

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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Let's run to help close the gender gap in political leadership!

For more information and to register, visit here.

Are Women More Honest than Men in Elections?

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Watch Jen discuss with MSNBC why more women don't run for elected office.

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Women in Politics

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Watch Jen discuss with C-SPAN the impact the 2014 midterm elections had on the number of women serving in public office (as well as her report analyzing what gains women made.)

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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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Not a 'Year of the Woman'...and 2036 Doesn't Look So Good Either

Click here to read Jen and Richard Fox's new policy report!

Pravada on the Plains: Indiana's New Propaganda Magazine

The Atlantic cites Danny Hayes and Jen's research on how the demise of local news is reducing citizen engagement with politics.

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GOP Women Face High Hurdles to Office

Jen comments on why there are less GOP women in office.

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The Gender Gap in Political Ambition Starts at an Amazingly Young Age

A summary of Jen and Richard Fox's research on the origins of the gender gap in political ambition.

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Gender Equality Elusive in Congress as Fewer Women Run for Office?

Jen comments on some of the reasons women don't run for office, and how gendered perceptions play a role.

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Men Rule Republican-Led House, Where Lone Woman gets Committee Gavel

Jen comments on women's leadership positions (or the lack thereof) in the new Congress.

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