Berger Lecture - The Majority Minority: Why women are underrepresented in American political leadership and what difference it makes

This years Berger Lecture will be presented by Dr. Marjory Hershey, Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. A majority of Americans are women, yet women are much more underrepresented in political office, relative to their proportion of the population, than are African-Americans and Hispanic or Latino Americans. Interestingly, when women run for office, they are at least as likely to win as men are. So what explains the underrepresentation of women in American politics? And how does that underrepresentation affect your life? If we elected more women to Congress, executive leadership, and state legislatures, would we have different types of policies? A different political tone? Less partisanship - or more?

Thursday, September 20 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

University Center, Carter Hall
8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712, USA

Event Type

Speaker / Lecture

Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public

Topic

Diversity / Social Justice

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Department
College of Liberal Arts
Event Contact Name

Trent Engbers

Event Contact Email

taengbers@usi.edu

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