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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

Where are the women to succeed Mikulski? A 'leaky pipeline' in Md. politics

Jen comments on why more women do not run for office. Check it out!

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Most Young People Won't Consider Running for Office

Jen discusses how to encourage young people to run for office. Listen to the podcast below or on itunes!

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Trump vs. Clinton: RI Experts on Who Won, Who Lost

Jen comments on who won the first presidential debate.

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Presidential debate 2016: Four ways gender played a role

Jen comments on how body language can influence voters' perceptions of candidates.

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Why It’s So Hard for Men to Debate Women

Jen comments on gender dynamics during presidential debates.

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