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Director's Message


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

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

Most young people don’t vote — and these awkward efforts to woo them aren’t helping

Jen comments on the efforts made to encourage young people to vote. Check it out!

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Huma Abedin distractions hinder Clinton campaign, provide opening for Trump

Jen comments on the parallels drawn between Hillary and Bill Clinton's marriage and Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner's marriage.

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Women politicians and honesty: why dual standard is disappearing

Jen comments on bad behavior of both male and female candidates.

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The Era of 'The Bitch' Is Coming

Jen comments on the types of attacks and criticisms Hillary Clinton faces.

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