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Director's Message


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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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A Year in Review

The Women & Politics Institute continued to make great strides to close the gender gap in 2015 and 2016. Whether it was election commentary in the fall of 2016, or sponsoring events to call attention to women's under-representation in politics, there was seldom a quiet moment around the office. As 2017 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

Why Hillary Clinton Lost the White Women's Vote

Jen comments on the role that sexism or 'Clintonism' played in the 2016 election.

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Where does Warren stand? Liberal icon tangling with Dems...

Jen comments on Elizabeth Warren and the future of the Democratic Party.

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For Women in Politics, the Glass Ceiling Is Now Higher Than Ever

Jen comments on the effect of Clinton's loss on women in politics.

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5 Moms in High-Level White House Positions Proving Kellyanne Conway Wrong

Jen's research on women and family roles is highlighted.

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Will Hillary Clinton's Defeat Set Back Women in Politics?

Jen comments on the effect of Hillary's loss on women in politics.

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