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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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Women, Men & U.S. Politics:
Ten Big Questions

10 Big Questions

"An interesting, topical approach to unpacking some of the realities of gender in American politics, using clear data and evidence in its arguments about whether our conventional wisdom is accurate or not." 

- Kathy Dolan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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That's What She Said

Jen joined Anna Greenberg on her podcast, "That's What She Said", where they discussed women's political ambition and the future of women in politics.

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A Year in Review

The Women & Politics Institute continued to make great strides to close the gender gap in 2015 and 2016. Whether it was election commentary in the fall of 2016, or sponsoring events to call attention to women's under-representation in politics, there was seldom a quiet moment around the office. As 2017 begins, we offer you the chance to look back at some of our favorite moments of the past two years.

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WPI in the Media

City Council’s Women of Color Lead the Charge for Gender Equality in Politics

Jen discusses diversity and candidate recruitment in AMNY.

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What Actually Happens When Women Run & Win Elections

Jen explains why we see so few women running for office.

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The 2020 Glossy Primary Is Underway

What is in store for female candidates in the 2020 primary.

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Surge of Women Run for Office in First Major Races Since Trump’s Win

Jen discusses our expectations for female candidates in the wake of 2016.

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