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Al Jazeera America Interview

 

 

 

 

 




Jen was interviewed by Al Jazeera America on February 9 about the early Democratic presidential primary results and what these mean for the candidates going forward.

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Jen comments on female voters on PBS NewsHour.

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2014

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Watch Jen discuss with C-SPAN about the impact the 2014 midterm elections had on the number of women serving in public office, as well as a report analyzing what gains women made.

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Decision 2014

Watch Connie Morella, SPA's Ambassador in Residence, discuss with NBC4 on the number of women in Congress.

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Watch Jen's interview with C-SPAN's Book TV about her book, Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office.

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Women and the Political Process

Starting at minute 9, Jen provides 20 minutes of commentary about female candidates, why they don't run for office, and what happens when they do.

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Jen and Danny Hayes discuss with MSNBC's Jansing & Co. about their new research on gender bias - or the lack thereof - in the media's coverage of female candidates.

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See Jen on NBC affiliates and TVOne segments during election night 2012.

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Jen discusses more about what this election means for women.

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Jen speaks to Reuters about the gender gap.

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Jen discusses with Fox 5 News about the gender gap and women's issues in the final stretch of the campaign.

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Does Romney 'Get' Women Who Work?

In an op-ed Jen and Kathy Dolan discuss moving beyond the binders.

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Jen speaks to CTV News about her thoughts on who has the advantage heading into tonight's debate.

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"Do You Want This Job?"

Check out the November issue of Glamour. Jen comments on why so few women are in Congress.

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The Gender Gap: Candidates and Voting

Listen to Jen's take on whether 2012 is a "Year of the Woman" and then hear a follow-up conversation/discussion with Jen and Kathryn Pearson.

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Jen provides her analysis of Michelle Obama's DNC speech to Fox 5 News.

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Jen speaks to CTV News about what to expect at the DNC this week.

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Jen speaks to Voice of America on who and what the delegates at the conventions need as well as what to expect the DNC.

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Jen speaks to Voice of America on why the GOP choose Tampa for the RNC convention, Romney's likeability (or lack thereof) problem, and what Paul Ryan brings to the ticket.

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Jen speaks to Sun News about female voters in swing states.

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Jen comments about Romney's speech to the NAACP to Fox News.

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Jen explains to SUN News about Romney readjusting as he wraps up the Republican race.

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Jen explains to CBS News the factors that hinder the emergence of women candidates.

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Fox News asks Jen why women are flocking to Obama as Romney pulls ahead as GOP front-runner.

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As we celebrate the anniversary of the 'Year of the Woman,' The Washington Post asks Jen why twenty years later, we don't have much to celebrate.

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Sun News asked Jen what we should look for during Super Tuesday.

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Super Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 




VOA asks Jen about the role of undecided voters in Ohio's Super Tuesday primary battle.

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The Icelandic Broadcasting Service asks Jen about women in politics.

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In case you missed it, here is Jen's appearance on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.  She took calls about our newest research report, "Men Rule: The Continued Under-Representation of Women in U.S. Politics."

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Ted Cruz makes early vice presidential pick

Jen comments on the likelihood of female Trump supporters to shift their support to Ted Cruz.

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Fiorina just a pawn in cynical game Cruz won't win

Jen's recent op-ed about Ted Cruz's announcement on choosing Carly Fiorina as his running mate.

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3 Things To Know About The 'Woman Card' In The 2016 Election

Jen comments on the possibility of a wider gender gap in the presidential election.

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What do voters want? Maryland race pits job experience vs. life experience

Jen comments on the ability of some candidates to consider diversity and inclusion when running for office.

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Want more women to run for president? You have to ask first.

Jen comments on how women and men evaluate their qualifications when they consider running for office.

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After the Election: Will the Next President Be Able to Get Anything Done?

Jen assesses the governing prospects of four presidential candidates.

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Why Bernie Sanders Faces a Trap at the Democratic Debate

Jen responds to how some presidential candidates and the media have been more attentive to gender dynamics in the presidential election.

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Thinking They’re ‘Unqualified’ Is A Big Reason More Women Don’t Run For Office

In "Why Don't Women Run for Office?", findings show that men are twice as likely as women to say that they are qualified to run for office.

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Sanders and Cruz Win Wisconsin, Extending Their Campaigns

Jen states that the Republican candidate does not necessarily need to win the majority of the female voice, but they need to make the gender gap smaller.

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Donald Trump doomed against Hillary Clinton as gender gap becomes abyss, polls show

Jen comments on whether or not Donald Trump has the ability to decrease the gender gap in light of his sexist rhetoric.

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An Office of Her Own: Female Lawmakers Defy Hurdles in Quest to Govern

Jen examines the reasons why women only comprise 19 percent of Congress going into the 2016 presidential elections.

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Donald Trump's most recent attacks on women point to a history of misogyny

Jen comments on Donald Trump's ability to wint he ballots of female voters.

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2016 Won't Beat Many Records for Women in the Senate

Jen comments on whether or not there is a downside to running for office during a presidential election year.

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The Ladies and the Trump

Jen comments on the increasing gender gap in the presidential race.

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What some men have against Hillary Clinton

In a recent analysis, Jen finds what influences some men's perceptions of Hillary Clinton.

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Does Hillary Clinton's gender hurt her among male voters? Political scientists weigh in.

Jen comments on how party identification and gender influence voting decisions.

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The League of Men Voters

Jen comments on the ways in which gender can influence political power.

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Donald Trump's gender gap no worse than Ted Cruz's: Expert

Jen comments on whether or not the gender gap looks differently for presidential Republican front-runners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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Does Donald Trump have a problem with women?

Jen comments as to why some voters give "a pass" to Donald Trump's rhetoric on women.

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Sharp exchanges between Bernie and Hillary spark gender politics controversy

Jen comments on whether or not Bernie Sanders was sexist in the last debate.

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Hillary Clinton needs the same coalition that propelled Obama to victory in 2008 and 2012

Jen comments on the stagnation of women's representation in the United States and how gender plays a role in Secretary Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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After A Likely Not-So-Super Tuesday, Rubio's Future May Rest on Florida

Jen comments on Senator Marco Rubio's ability to continue in the Republican race.

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Frustrated Female Senators Say Clinton Is Victim of Sexism

Jen comments on criticisms of Hillary Clinton's voice and whether there's a double standard in how she's been treated.

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How Hillary Clinton Is Trying to Avoid Being 'Shrill'

Jen comments on the perception of Clinton's and Sanders' "yelling."

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The Bros Who Love Bernie Sanders Have Become a Sexist Mob

Jen comments on the sexist comments of some of Bernie Sanders' supporters.

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Trump Vs. Megyn Kelly: Does the Donald Have a 'Woman Problem?'

Jen comments on Donald Trump's contentious remarks.

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'We Love You!' Conservative Women Turn Blind Eye to Donald Trump's Slurs

Jen comments on Donald Trump's controversial rhetoric.

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List: 5 Obstacles that Could Stop a Clinton Nomination; Emails, Benghazi, and Biden

Jen comments on Hillary Clinton's likelihood to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

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How Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump's Pregnancies Play into Their Parents' Presidential Campaigns

Jen comments on the politicization of family ties for presidential candidates.

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Hillary Clinton Says Women Leaders Are Better Listeners. Research Backs Her Up

Jen's research on how women politicians tend to vote along partisan lines was used in an article highlighting leadership characteristics.

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Is Hillary Clinton "likable enough"? Science Has an Answer.

Jen comments on how voter perceptions of character traits differ for male and female political candidates.

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Behind Trump's Strong New Push to Attack Clinton as 'Weak'

Jen comments on why people perceive Hillary Clinton as older than she is for an article examining the ages of various presidential candidates.

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Divided It Stands: The Year Ahead in American Politics

Jen and James Thurber comment on how different candidates will fare with voters in the upcoming primaries and the 2016 presidential election.

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Provocation, Vitriol are Trump's Strategies, Analysts Say

Jen comments on how Donald Trump's strategy of connecting immigration with national security may play out with voters.

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Could Donald Trump Win the GOP Nomination?

Jen comments on voter turnout and the likelihood of a Donald Trump nomination.

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Does Hillary Clinton Have the Women's Vote Locked Up?

Jen comments on why Hillary Clinton is so polarizing to voters.

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Could National Security Make 2016 Tougher for Women Candidates?

Jen comments on whether female candidates are less likely to be viewed as credible on national security issues.

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Ted Cruz's Biggest Political Asset This Campaign Season May Be His Wife

Jen discusses whether Heidi Cruz makes her husband more palatable to voters.

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Bernie Sanders Lightens Up

Jen comments on Bernie Sanders showing his softer side.

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Clinton Puts Gender Front and Center

Jen comments on Clinton's references to gender in the recent debate.

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Why Biden is Smart to Sit out First Democratic Debate

Jen comments on Biden's decision to hold out on his commitment to run for president.

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Resurgent Clinton Looks for Knockout in Prime-Time Debate

Jen comments on the upcoming debate.

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Hillary Clinton's Challenge: Sexism or 'Clinton-ism'?

Jen comments on attitudes toward Hillary Clinton.

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Emails to Hound Clinton for Months

Jen comments on emails, trustworthiness, and conservatives throwing lots of stuff against the wall.

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The Republican presidential field's tricky Carly Fiorina problem

Jen comments on how male candidates can't look like they're bullying Carly Fiorina, but Fiorina needs to look like she's capable of being bullied.

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How anxiety about terrorism impacts female candidates in elections

Jen discusses gender stereotypes, the role they play in campaigns, and how they have evolved post-9/11.

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Hillary Clinton’s woman problem, explained

Jen comments on Hillary Clinton's support among female voters.

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Clinton and Bush Turn to TV to Show Softer Sides

Jen comments on the way candidates convey to voters that they're empathetic and relatable.

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Is insulting women's looks the same as mocking Trump's hair?

Jen comments on what Donald Trump had to say about Carly Fiorina's appearance. His comments were definitely not presidential, but as an equal-opportunity-below-the-belt-hitting-bully, Trump's words might not actually be sexist.

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Do members of Congress take vacation time to campaign?

Jen comments on how the candidates continue to do their jobs while campaigning.

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