Gender & Politics

2021 Jan 29

Lessons in Leadership: A Conversation with Smriti Irani

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Join the Center for Public Leadership, Women and Public Policy Program, and the India Caucus for a discussion on breaking gender barriers and dynasty politics in parliamentary democracies with Smriti Irani, Indian Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development, and Textiles.... Read more about Lessons in Leadership: A Conversation with Smriti Irani

2021 Apr 29

WAPPP Seminar Series: Women Leaving the Playpen: The Emancipating Role of Female Suffrage

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Alois Stutzer | Professor of Political Economy, University of Basel

How did political empowerment affect women's emancipation as reflected in their life choices? In their research, the authors analyze the staggered introduction of female suffrage in Swiss states....

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2021 Apr 15

WAPPP Seminar Series: Building a Movement: Black Women Organizing in the (Global) South

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Keisha Blain  | Associate professor of History, University of Pittsburgh

This talk highlights the political activism of Black nationalist women who organized in the US South in tandem with women activists in the Global South—especially Latin America and the Caribbean. While mainstream historical narratives tend to focus on the political work of Black women during the modern Civil Rights Movement, this talk highlights the local, national, and transnational efforts of women who organized Black working-poor people during the tumultuous years of the Great Depression.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Building a Movement: Black Women Organizing in the (Global) South

2021 Apr 08

WAPPP Seminar Series: Time in Office and the Changing Gender Gap in Dishonesty: Evidence from Local Politics in India

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Ananish Chaudhuri | Professor of Experimental Economics at the University of Auckland

There is a general perception that women are less dishonest than men. This has led to calls for increasing the share of women at all levels of politics. But much of this evidence comes from studies with university students and/or regular citizens. In this talk Ananish will discuss research findings based on a sample of actual politicians elected to Village Councils in West Bengal, India.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Time in Office and the Changing Gender Gap in Dishonesty: Evidence from Local Politics in India

2021 Apr 01

WAPPP Seminar Series: How Women Win the (Latin American) Presidency

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Catherine Reyes-Housholder | Assistant Professor at the Instituto de Ciencia Política of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

The presidency stands out as one of the most powerful and male-dominated political offices in the world. How do women democratically win presidential elections? Women in Latin America triumphed seven times from 2006-14 by running as candidates of incumbent parties or running for re-election themselves, feats that defy conventional wisdom on gender and executive politics.

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2021 Mar 25

WAPPP Seminar Series: Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Nadia E. Brown | Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar of Political Science and African American Studies at Purdue University

Although the United States has witnessed an increase in the number of Black women elected officials, little is known about the impact of these candidates’ race-gender identity on their campaigns and elections. Black women’s appearances impact electoral politics and the political experiences of Black women office seekers.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites

2021 Mar 11

WAPPP Seminar Series: Violence against Women in Politics

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Mona Lena Krook | Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Women and Politics Ph.D. Program at Rutgers University

Women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, but in many parts of the world, their increased engagement has spurred physical attacks, intimidation, and harassment. In the first comprehensive account of this phenomenon, Krook explores how women came to give these experiences a name: violence against women in politics.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Violence against Women in Politics

2021 Jan 25

Beyond White Feminism: Not ‘Healing’ the US Back to an Anti-Feminist Future

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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In the wake of the 2020 Presidential Election and the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a growing narrative about “healing” the country and “getting back to normal.” For women and other marginalized genders, specifically, going “back to normal” means exploitative labor, poor wages, and lack of paid and/or subsidized parental leave and childcare among other issues. These issues affect women of color, queer women, disabled women, immigrant women, as well as gender nonconforming people disproportionately and are a barrier to equity and opportunity for all.... Read more about Beyond White Feminism: Not ‘Healing’ the US Back to an Anti-Feminist Future

2021 Feb 18

WAPPP Seminar Series: Over the Rainbow? The Road to LGBTI Inclusion

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Hosted Online

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Monika Queisser | Senior Counsellor to the Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate and the Head of Social Policy Division at the OECD

Marie-Anne Valfort | Professor at the Paris School of Economics and at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University

This seminar aims to provide unique insights on achievements, remaining challenges and the way forward to ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people. Monika Queisser and Marie-Anne Valfort will present the OECD latest report on LGBTI inclusion entitled “Over the Rainbow? The Road to LGBTI Inclusion”.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Over the Rainbow? The Road to LGBTI Inclusion

2021 Feb 11

WAPPP Seminar Series: A Century of Votes for Women

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Christina Wolbrecht | Director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame

How have American women voted in the first 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment? How have popular understandings of women as voters both persisted and changed over time, and with what consequences?... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: A Century of Votes for Women

2021 Feb 04

WAPPP Seminar Series: The State of Women’s Participation and Empowerment: New Challenges to Gender Equality

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Pippa Norris | Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). It is therefore timely to take stock of the overarching picture of the state of women’s participation and empowerment in public life.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: The State of Women’s Participation and Empowerment: New Challenges to Gender Equality

Guns in the U.S.: A Love Story

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Spring

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2021

The U.S. comprises 5% of the world’s population but holds approximately 40% of the world’s guns. We also experience more gun-related deaths than any economically comparable nation. How did the nation become a “gun culture,” and whose rights and interests does widespread armament serve? Who is included in the Second Amendment’s appeal to “the right of the people to have and bear arms,” and how have notions of race, gender, class, and sexuality framed popular understandings of “good guys” and “good women” whose armed citizenship is required for the nation’s security?... Read more about Guns in the U.S.: A Love Story

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