Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy

 

The Effect of Women in Politics: Do They Make a Difference?

Old Capitol Senate Chambers
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 5:30 PM
Jay Newton-Small

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Public Policy Center hosted Jay Newton-Small for a lecture, “The Effect of Women in Politics: Do They Make a Difference?” at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers. Newton-Small’s lecture was followed by a panel discussion and book signing.

Newton-Small is Washington correspondent for TIME and the author of Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Works. Her lecture was a part of the Run Up to the 2016 Election series. 

Newton-Small writes about everything from Washington politics to foreign policy and national trends. She has covered stories on five continents for TIME from conflicts in the Middle East to the earthquake in Haiti to the Scottish independence movement and the Charlie Hebdo and November 2015 terror attacks in Paris. She has written more than half a dozen TIME cover stories and contributed to dozens of others. She has interviewed numerous heads of state, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, as well as senators, governors and foreign dignitaries. 

Before TIME, Newton-Small was a reporter for Bloomberg News, where she covered the White House, Congress and the 2004 presidential campaign. 

Newton-Small received an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and undergraduate degrees in international relations and art history from Tufts University. She was a 2015 Harvard Institute of Politics fellow and is a 2016 New America Foundation fellow. The daughter of two United Nations diplomats, she grew up abroad, living in such places as Asia, Africa and Europe. She is fluent in French.

Broad Influence looks at how women are transforming government, politics and the workforce and how they are using that shifting dynamic to effect change throughout America. 

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