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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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A Year in Review

The Women & Politics Institute continued to make great strides to close the gender gap in 2014 and 2015. Whether it was election commentary in the fall of 2014 or the release of Jen's new book in the spring of 2015, there was seldom a quiet moment around the office. As 2016 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

Girls run the world? Numbers still lag for those with political dreams

In this article featuring research by Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox, find out how "political socialization" can influence the gender gap.

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GOP Can't Shake Opposition Party Image, Democrats Promise Better

Jen comments on the RNC and provides predictions about the DNC.

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Wisconsin Democrats say their convention will show unity, contrast with Republicans

Jen comments on what Democrats should do to have a successful convention.

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Clinton vs. Sanders: Leaked emails raise questions about DNC's impartiality

Jen comments on the DNC and how recently leaked emails could impact Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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The Trump Risk

Jen comments on the likely gender gap in November.

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