Women on Wednesdays

The Women & Politics Institute "Women on Wednesdays" brings our WPI community together with dynamic and thought-provoking women leaders, authors, scholars, journalists, and activists.

Women’s Representation in TV & Film Wednesday, April 21 at 6pm ET

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The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk and SAG award-winning actress Alysia Reiner, will discuss the historic role of women on television, explore challenges actresses continue to face, and share their outlook on what the future holds for women’s representation on TV. The pair will also unpack the ripple effect of #MeToo and the TIME’S UP movement on the TV and film industry.
Details and registration here

The Triumph of Nancy Reagan Wednesday, May 12 at 6pm ET

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Washington Post political columnist Karen Tumulty will discuss her forthcoming book, The Triumph of Nancy Reagan, the “definitive biography of the fiercely vigilant and politically astute First Lady who shaped one of the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century.” Pre-order the book here
Details and registration here

Women in National Security Wednesday, May 19th at 6pm ET

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Former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA), author of the forthcoming book, Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes Us Less Safe, will discuss her role on the House Intelligence Committee and the past, present, and future of women in national security. Pre-order the book here
Details and registration here


The Women & Politics Institute regularly co-sponsors events with campus organizations and student groups.

Community Bulletin Board

Policies for a Gender-Equitable Recovery and Resilience After COVID-19
Tues | Apr 13 at 1 p.m. ET
Join the Thomas C. Sorenson Policy Seminar Series for a conversation with Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president and CEO of the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The discussion will cover the unequal impact of COVID-19 on women, and women of color in particular, and will be moderated by professor Deirdre Cooper Owens.

Details and registration here

Pay Equity Speaker Series: Paid Family and Medical Leave
Tues | Apr 20 at 2 p.m. ET
As part of their Pay Equity series, the Institute for Women's Leadership is hosting a virtual event on Paid Family & Medical Leave with guests speakers Erika Moritsugu with the National Partnership for Women and Families and Janet Lucas-Taylor with Northwestern Mutual.

Details and registration here

Needed: 3 Camera Operators
Emily Arndt, AU M.A. Political Communication student, is seeking 3 camera operators to film a high quality, thought-provoking documentary film! Details here