Political Participation

2016 Oct 20

How to Elect More Women: Gender and Candidate Success in a Field Experiment

11:40am to 1:00pm

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Jessica Robinson Preece, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Brigham Young University; Co-director, Gender and Civic Engagement Lab

Women are dramatically underrepresented in legislative bodies (supply), and most scholars agree that the greatest limiting factor is the lack of female candidates. However, voters’ subconscious biases (demand) may also play a role, particularly among conservatives. In this seminar, Jessica Preece discusses her findings from a field experiment conducted in partnership with a state Republican Party. She finds that party...

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2016 Oct 13

Consequences of Value Threat: The Influence of Helping Women on Female Solos’ Preference for Female Candidates

11:40am to 1:00pm

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Michelle Duguid, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis

There is an assumption that placing women in organizations’ high-status groups will be instrumental in the further diversification of their group. However, research has demonstrated that women, who are often sole representatives of their gender in high-status groups (solos), do not support female candidates trying to gain membership. As a result, management may look to female incumbents who have voluntarily helped other women in the past,...

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2016 Oct 06

The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women in Victorian Britain

11:40am to 1:00pm

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Arianne Chernock, Associate Professor, Department of History, Boston University

Historians have long suspected that Queen Victoria’s gender played a role in the rise of constitutional (e.g. ceremonial) monarchy in 19th-century Britain. But what was the nature of this role? In this seminar, Arianne Chernock takes on this question through an archival-based approach by exploring Victoria’s centrality to the early women’s rights movement in Britain – especially in inspiring women to demand the right to vote. Chernock argues that recognizing Victoria’s role in the women’...

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2016 Sep 01

WAPPP Open House

11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Please join us to learn about the Women and Public Policy Program and our work of creating and sharing knowledge that helps close gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health, and education. We will discuss our initiatives, fellowship stipends, and other student opportunities. 

Lunch will be provided. 

RSVP not required.

2015 Oct 23

Free Advance Screening of Suffragette

1:30pm

Location: 

Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Community is invited to attend an advance screening of Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, and Helena Bonham Carter. See the movie ahead of the October 23rd release date for free at Brattle Theater! The film's director, Sarah Gavron, will be in attendance following the screening for a question and answer session with the audience. All Harvard students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.

*Harvard ID required

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2015 Sep 24

From Harvard Square to the Oval Office - Information Session

9:30am to 10:30am

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman Building room 102 at Harvard Kennedy School

Attend this information session to learn more and ask questions about the opportunity for Harvard graduate students to participate in an extracurricular political campaign training program. Applications are due by 9:00 am on Thursday October 8. More information and the application are available at wappp.hks.harvard.edu/oval-office-program

Light refreshments will be served.

Contact WAPPP Program Coordinator Danielle Boudrow at danielle_boudrow@hks.harvard.edu...

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Anita Gohdes

Anita Gohdes

Joint Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
WAPPP Fellow

Anita Gohdes' research focuses on political violence, state repression, and the relationship between new media and conflict. During her fellowship, she is pursuing an empirical study of gender and political violence.

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