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It is impossible to deny the substantial progress women have recently made in government and politics. Over the course of the last 30 years alone, the number of women in Congress has more than tripled. . .

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Upcoming Event: Pre-Election Panel Discussion

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The Women & Politics Institute and the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies will be co-sponsoring a pre-election panel discussion on Wednesday, September 28th, at 5:30 PM in Kreeger Lobby of the Katzen Arts Center. The experts will provide their forecasts on who will win, who will lose, their anticipation of how well female candidates will fare, and why. To find out more information, click on the link below.

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A Year in Review

The Women & Politics Institute continued to make great strides to close the gender gap in 2014 and 2015. Whether it was election commentary in the fall of 2014 or the release of Jen's new book in the spring of 2015, there was seldom a quiet moment around the office. As 2016 begins, we offer you the chance to look back at some of our favorite moments of the past two years.

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WPI in the Media

Can Hillary Clinton Keep You Safe?

Do Americans believe that women and men are equally capable of keeping the United States safe? Find out more from Jennifer Lawless in the New York Times!

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Clash of titans: Clinton, Trump gird for first debate

Jen comments on what to expect during the first presidential debate this coming Monday.

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'Broad shoulders' and 'a presidential look': The Trump campaign uses gender to try to undercut Clinton's candidacy

Jen comments on sexism in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Obama: “there is a reason why we haven't had a woman president”

In this recent article, find out some insightful findings from Women on the Run, written by Jennifer Lawless and Danny Hayes!

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