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Women & Politics Institute

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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 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

Is Voting for Women a Novelty?

Jen discusses her new book, Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era, on America's Democrats podcast. Check it out!

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New book claims there's no such thing as gender bias in US politics

Jen comments on the main factor that influences a voter's decision the most.

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A new political science book makes a provocative argument: women in politics don’t face gender bias

Jen comments on what conventional wisdom states about women in politics.

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Will Trump's Misogyny Deter Women From Entering Politics?

Find out from Jennifer Lawless how well women fare compared to men while running for office.

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How Hillary Clinton’s ‘Smart Power’ Feminism Informs Her Foreign Policy

Jen comments on Donald Trump's strategy of depicting himself as 'the strong man.'

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