In this course, we will address women’s political participation over time, why so few women hold public office, and what women’s numeric under-representation implies for democratic governance and public policy outcomes. We will do this by taking full advantage of Washington, D.C.
The Summer Session is a non-residential program that blends a traditional seminar style classroom experience with field trips and guest speakers who are experts and leading practitioners in the political arena. How to Apply
Jennifer L. Lawless graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, with a B.A. in political science. She went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. Her research focuses on political ambition, and she i… More
The Women & Politics Institute regularly utilizes guest lecturers to supplement our courses and bring real world experience to the classroom. We will continue this practice in our Summer Session with at least four special topic segments. We plan to have our finalized schedule of guest lecturers up by April.