Women in Politics

Part I: Symposium

Women in politics: Where are the levers and what are the strategies to use them?

2: 30 PM, FSS 4004

Distinguished professor and Order of Canada recipient Caroline Andrew will chair a panel of expert academics and practitioners as they debate and discuss the levers for women in politics and how they can be used.  Topics include: the importance of grassroots participation/pressure, reform of the nomination process, Aboriginal women’s leadership, and media and voting behavior.

This event promises to be informative and engaging as a question and answer session will follow the bilingual panel.  Students and researchers with an interest in politics, identity and minority issues, public administration and gender issues are encouraged to attend this free event.

Who are the panelists?

Register: http://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/jlp/women-politics-symposium

Part II: Panel

Women in Political Operations: Current State, Future Challenges

5:00 PM, FSS Lobby

In conjunction with Maclean’s Magazine, women who currently run or are involved with the political machines of three major political parties (Conservative Party, NDP and Liberal Party) will convene to share their experiences.  As women in federal political operations, they bring a practitioners perspective as the topic of women in politics is explored.  What are the next steps for women in politics?  What are the levers that should be targeted and how can they be most effectively used?

Moderated by Maclean’s Senior Writer, Anne Kingston, this panel of political insiders will shed light on the intricacies of federal electoral politics and their stakes for all Canadians.  If you’re interested in politics, organizational management, or women’s issues, this panel is for you.

Part III: Keynote Address, Premier Kathleen Wynne

6:30PM, FSS (lobby), Green Wall

Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne will address students on the topic of women in politics.

(for Part II and Part III): http://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/jlp/women-politics-macleans-panel