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Women & Politics Institute


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

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Miss Out on Hearing About Running from Office?    No Problem!










Watch as Jen, Richard Fox, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Ronan Farrow discuss Running from Office and their thoughts about political engagement among young people. 

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Just Say Run: How to Overcome Cynicism and Inspire Young People to Run for Office

In a Brookings blog post, Jen and Richard Fox provide a summary of recommendations that inspire young Americans to run for office.

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Why Young People Aren’t Interested in Running for Office

Jen joins Free Thoughts Podcast for a discussion about why young people in America seem to be so uninterested in running for political office.

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To Win With Women, How Can the GOP Ramp Up Its Appeal?

Segment on female voters








Jen comments on female voters.

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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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Hillary Clinton's Challenge: Sexism or 'Clinton-ism'?

Jen comments on attitudes toward Hillary Clinton.

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Emails to Hound Clinton for Months

Jen comments on emails, trustworthiness, and conservatives throwing lots of stuff against the wall.

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The Republican presidential field's tricky Carly Fiorina problem

Jen comments on how male candidates can't look like they're bullying Carly Fiorina, but Fiorina needs to look like she's capable of being bullied.

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How anxiety about terrorism impacts female candidates in elections

Jen discusses gender stereotypes, the role they play in campaigns, and how they have evolved post-9/11.

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Hillary Clinton’s woman problem, explained

Jen comments on Hillary Clinton's support among female voters.

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Clinton and Bush Turn to TV to Show Softer Sides

Jen comments on the way candidates convey to voters that they're empathetic and relatable.

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Is insulting women's looks the same as mocking Trump's hair?

Jen comments on what Donald Trump had to say about Carly Fiorina's appearance. His comments were definitely not presidential, but as an equal-opportunity-below-the-belt-hitting-bully, Trump's words might not actually be sexist.

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Do members of Congress take vacation time to campaign?

Jen comments on how the candidates continue to do their jobs while campaigning.

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