Dr. Jennifer Lawless lecture: Women and Political Ambition

When February 01, 2017, 3:30 PM
Where Cone University Center 112
Website http://www.american.edu/spa/faculty/lawless.cfm
Speaker(s) Dr. Jennifer Lawless, American University
Registration Details & Deadlines
Cost $0.00
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.

Jennifer Lawless

Professor Lawless’ 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 of Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and the co-author of Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Campaigns in a Polarized Era (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Running from Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned Off to Politics (Oxford University Press, 2015), and It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don’t Run for Office (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Her work has appeared in academic journals including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Politics & Gender (of which she served as editor from 2010 – 2013). 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 the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, The New Republic, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Associated Press Newswire, Reuters, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, the CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, CNN.com, and MSNBC.com. In 2006, she sought the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in Rhode Island’s second congressional district.

This lecture is supported by funding from the Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund, the Marshall A. Rauch Endowment, and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.

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