Women in Politics 2014: Historic & Current Perspectives

April 18, 2014
8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
Old Capitol Museum Senate Chambers

Join us for a day-long symposium that will examine why women do or do not run for political office, how they govern once elected, and documentation of the history of women in politics.  The symposium will wrap up with a policy discussion and action steps.  Click on the tabs below for more information about agenda, speakers, etc. 



This symposium is presented by the Public Policy Center in partnership with and in honor of the Iowa Women's Archives.



April 18, 2014

Student Regent Iowa Board of Regents
Pipeline / Running for Office
Former Iowa State Representative
Rutgers University
American University Women and Politics Institute
Candidate for Iowa State Senate District 47
Iowa Senate District 14
Morning Break
Documenting the History of Women in Politics
University of Iowa Women's Archives
University of Iowa History Department
Former Secretary-Treasurer Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Co-Chair 50/50 in 2020
Lunch (on your own)
Keynote Address
U.S. Senator State of Minnesota
When in Office, How do Women Govern?
University of Iowa Department of Political Science
University of Minnesota
Associate Professor of History Penn State Brandywine
Iowa Senate District 9
Iowa House District 77
Afternoon Break
Policy Discussion - Action Steps for the Future
Carrie Chapman att Center for Women and Politics Iowa State University
Mayor of Norman OK and Director & Curator, Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma
University of Iowa NEW Leadership Program Alumna
President University of Iowa Student Body Government
Iowa House of Representatives District 86
The Forkenbrock Series provides a forum for dialogue about policy areas from applied, academic, and interdisciplinary perspectives. The series was established in honor of David Forkenbrock, a nationally recognized transportation researcher. Dr. Forkenbrock established the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa in 1987 and directed the Center until 2007. His vision was to enable public and private sector decision makers to work with faculty, staff, and student researchers to explore solutions to complex problems related to the public interest.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Dragana Petic at dragana-petic@uiowa.edu.