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