|When||February 01, 2017, 3:30 PM|
|Where||Cone University Center 112|
|Speaker(s)||Dr. Jennifer Lawless, American University|
|Registration Details & Deadlines|
|Who is Invited||General Public|
|Parking Details||Visitor Parking for a minimal fee in Cone Deck.|
Have you considered running for political office? Are you interested in learning more about what motivates other women who do run?
Join the conversation as Dr. Jennifer Lawless discusses “Why Women Don’t Run for Office and What Happens When They Do.” This free event is open to all students and will be followed by an informal meet and greet.
Jennifer L. Lawless is a professor of government at American University, where she is also the Director of the Women & Politics Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University in 2003 and her B.A. from Union College in 1997.
Professor Lawlessâ€™ research, which has been supported by the National Science Foundation, focuses on representation, political ambition, and gender in the electoral process. She is the author ofÂ Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for OfficeÂ (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and the co-author ofÂ Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Campaigns in a Polarized EraÂ (Cambridge University Press, 2016),Â Running from Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned Off to PoliticsÂ (Oxford University Press, 2015), andÂ It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Donâ€™t Run for OfficeÂ (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
Her work has appeared in academic journals including theÂ American Political Science Review,Â American Journal of Political Science,Â Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Politics,Â Political Research Quarterly,Â Legislative Studies Quarterly, andÂ Politics & GenderÂ (of which she served as editor from 2010 â€“ 2013).Â She is also a nationally recognized speaker on electoral politics. Her scholarly analysis and political commentary have been quoted in numerous newspapers, magazines, television news programs, and radio shows, including theÂ New York Times, theÂ Wall Street Journal, theÂ Washington Post, USA Today,Â The New Republic, theÂ Chronicle of Higher Education, theÂ Associated Press Newswire,Â Reuters,Â The Last Word with Lawrence Oâ€™Donnell,Â The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, theÂ CBS Evening News,Â ABC World News Tonight,Â CNN.com, and MSNBC.com. In 2006, she sought the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in Rhode Islandâ€™s second congressional district.
This lecture isÂ supported by funding from the Chancellorâ€™s Diversity Challenge Fund, the Marshall A. Rauch Endowment, and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.