Leadership

2021 Apr 08

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

2021 Apr 01

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

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

2021 Mar 04

Corporate Board Quotas and Gender Equality Policies in the Workplace

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Ana Weeks |Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at the University of Bath

Do corporate board quotas increase attention to gender equality policies in the workplace? Existing research examines the link between quotas, financial performance, and women’s promotion, but we lack an understanding of how quotas impact the structural determinants of gender imbalance in the workplace.... Read more about Corporate Board Quotas and Gender Equality Policies in the Workplace

2021 Feb 04

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

Women in US Politics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

This course examines the causes and consequences of gender inequality in politics, the workforce, and the household. We will draw on theory and literature from political science and other disciplines to learn about cutting edge research in the field, focusing on the United States (with some application to other advanced democracies).... Read more about Women in US Politics

Redefining Leadership in the Age of the SDGs: Accelerating and Scaling Up Delivery Through Innovation and Inclusion

August 25, 2020

Center on the Legal Profession, HLS; Women and Public Policy Program, HKS

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Rangita de Silva de Alwis jointly conducted a study titled, “Redefining Leadership in the Age of Sustainable Development Goals: Accelerating and Scaling Up Delivery." This research was conducted as a joint study with Harvard Law School's Center on the Legal Profession, advised by Professors Iris Bohnet and David Wilkins of Harvard, Professor Deborah Rhode of Stanford University, and Dean Theodore Ruger of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Double Binds, Glass Cliffs, & Concrete Walls:Exploring Women’s Experiences in Educational Leadership

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020
This course challenges collective assumptions regarding the construction of “effective” leadership in education and who is considered to be an effective leader and why. Specifically, we take a critical perspective to consider how and in what ways, such concepts may be built on gendered and racialized notions of leadership.... Read more about Double Binds, Glass Cliffs, & Concrete Walls:Exploring Women’s Experiences in Educational Leadership

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