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Date and Location

April 26, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
Knafel Center, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, 10 Garden Street
Gender and Politics: Navigating Power and Perception Photo

​​​As we approach the 2024 presidential election in the United States and other elections across the globe, issues of gender, power, perception, and representation are integral components of the political landscape. At this critical juncture, we will gather current and former office holders, activists, scholars, and journalists to explore the intersection of gender and politics in the current moment and in comparative perspective.

In a series of multidisciplinary, multiparty sessions, speakers will discuss the relationship between gender and elected office or other forms of political involvement; who gets heard in the political sphere; and the role of the media in gendered narratives.

Conversations will spotlight local, state, national, and international experiences to explore societal and systemic barriers that inhibit political involvement by traditionally underrepresented gender groups or affect the voices of those who have successfully attained office.

This event is cosponsored by the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute gratefully acknowledges the Perrin Moorhead Grayson and Bruns Grayson Dean's Leadership Fund for Academic Ventures, which is supporting this event.

Speakers and Presenters

​Sara Bleich, Iris Bohnet, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Erica Chenoweth, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, Dallas Ducar, Vanessa Friedman, Sara Guillermo, Magda Hinojosa, ​Jennifer Lawless, Ruthzee Louijeune, Grisella Martinez, Tram Nguyen, Karyn Polito, Tara Setmayer, Rochelle Walensky


Additional Organizers

​Harvard Radcliffe Institute