Political Empowerment

2019 Feb 20

Unpacking White Feminism

11:40am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Room 434 AB, Wexner Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Explore the history of feminism through the lens of race with Rachel Cargle. Uncover layers of unlearned details, revealing the problematic effects that white centered activism has had on the past and present state of the feminist movement. She leaves her audience with new knowledge, meaningful tools, and powerful action items toward a more intentional and inclusive feminism.

This event is co-sponsored by the Gender Policy Union, Black Student Union, Degree Programs and  Student Affais (DPSA) and Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at Harvard Kennedy School...

2019 Apr 25

Organizing for the US Equal Rights Amendment: Strategic Strengths and Failures

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein 414

Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School

Organizing for the Equal Rights Amendment the first time round, in 1972-82, tapped the strengths and experienced the weaknesses of social movements in general.  The strengths of social movements derive from their “hydra-headed” qualities:  the activists bubble up from many different arenas, giving...

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2018 Dec 04

The Meaning of the Midterms: Who Counted? Who Voted?

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

The year 2018 will be remembered for its surge in women’s candidacies. Whether through individual, high-profile victories or the sheer force of hundreds upon hundreds of women standing for office, the midterm electoral cycle reflected options at the local, state, and national levels that were starkly different from any that Americans have confronted before at the ballot box. This panel will offer an analysis of the election results through a diverse set of perspectives—academic, experiential, gendered, generational, geographic, and political—to...

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2018 Oct 15

Women Running for Office 101

6:30pm

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Join us for a training session with IOP Fellow Amy Dacey. The session is co-sponsored by the following student groups at HKS: Women in Power PIC, Electoral Politics PIC, and City & Local PIC.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics and the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School.

Jessica Preece

Jessica Preece

Associate Professor in Political Science at Brigham Young University
WAPPP Fellow

Jessica Preece’s research focuses on the role political party messaging and recruitment plays in women’s political representation. As a WAPPP Fellow, she will develop interventions for party leaders interested in seeing more women run for and win office.

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Ghazal Zulfiqar

Ghazal Zulfiqar

Assistant Professor at the Suleman Dawood School of Business, the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan
WAPPP Fellow

Ghazal Zulfiqar’s research is focused on analyzing the different approaches to global and local advocacy for marginalized women workers in the informal economies of the Global South.

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