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. . .
Sex, Bipartisanship, and Collaboration in the U.S. Congress
Last week, Jen and Sean Theriault released a policy report that examines what role gender plays in Congressional policy-making by analyzing decades of data ranging from Seersucker Thursday to procedural vote scores in the House and Senate. These results shed light on the anecdotal claims that women are more collaborative and more likely to be problem-solvers.
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.
Alice Paul, a leading activist in the Suffrage Movement, played a vital role in the passage of the 19th Amendment AND she graduated from AU! Every year, we honor members of the AU community whose actions exemplify the spirit of Alice Paul. Awards are presented to an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a member of the AU faculty, a member of the AU staff, and a distinguished alumna.