Political Empowerment

2016 Oct 28

The 51 Percent: Gender and the 2016 Election

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Gender has impacted the 2016 election cycle more than ever in America's history. Hillary Clinton is the first woman to be a major party's nominee, and six Democratic women are challenging Republican incumbents for seats in the United States Senate. Recent polls by indicate a huge gender gap in voting patterns; Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 15% among women, while trailing him by 5% among men. 

Please join the HKS Democratic Caucus, the HKS Women and Public Policy Program and KSSG for lunch on Friday, October 28, from 1 PM - 2:30 PM in the WAPPP Cason Seminar Room (Taubman...

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Renata Camara

Renata Camara

Captain, United States Army
WAPPP Fellow

Renata Camara is an active-duty Captain in the U.S. Army. Her research focuses on understanding how to utilize behavioral insights to better integrate women into the special operations community. 

 

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2016 Sep 16

From Big Law to Public Service in the White House: a lunch discussion with leading human rights advocate Raheemah Abdulaleem

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School

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Come join a lunch discussion with Raheemah Abdulaleem, Associate General Counsel in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, the White House; former Senior Trial Attorney, US Department of...

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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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