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Women & Politics Institute


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    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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Everything You Think You Know About Women and Politics is Wrong

The Washington Post's "She the People" blog chats with Jen about her research with Richard Fox and Danny Hayes - most of which revisits a lot of the conventional wisdom regarding women and politics.

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Celebrating SPA's 80th Anniversary

The School of Public Affairs had 80 students in its first class 80 years ago. To celebrate, Jen was one of the faculty members selected to share their story about SPA.

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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!

Female Senators Join GOP Circle, But Not the Inner One

Jen comments on the new GOP leadership, as well as how party ID is "way more important" to voters than the sex of a candidate.

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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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Raimondo breaks through, but few gains for women nationally

Jen comments on shattering the glass ceiling in RI, but how much work still needs to be done.

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One Hundred Women in Congress Isn't Much to Brag About

Jen comments on why the 2014 mid-term elections was not a milestone for electing more women to Congress.

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