The Women and Politics Institute provides academic training to young women that encourages them to become involved in the political process and facilitates research by faculty and students that enhances our understanding of the challenges women face in the political arena.
Hanging at the very top of my bulletin board in every office that I had during my career at NBC News was a quote from then-Senate candidate Dianne Feinstein that I clipped out of the New York Times in 1992, the year I graduated from American University. It famously read “Two percent may be good for fat in milk, but it's bad for women in the U.S. Senate.” I came of age professionally in the “Year of the Woman” when four newly elected women senators brought the two percent up to six percent. In some ways women have come along way, but we still have a long way to go. Read More
Participants: John Haskell, Moderator; Libary of Congress Kluge Center Elaine Kamarck, Brookings Institution Sara Taylor Fagen, GW Bush White House Political Director David Barker, Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies
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Lindsey Maskis the Founder and Executive Director of Ladies America, a national network of professional women connecting to advance one another personally and professionally, following the motto "Women Helping Women.”
American University School of Public Affairs has announced the appointment of Betsy Fischer Martin (SPA/BA '92, SOC/MA '95), an Emmy-winning journalist and the former longtime executive producer of “Meet the Press” as new executive director of the Women & Politics Institute. pic.twitter.com/gBbjmCav6H