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Women, Gender and Political Leadership

Event Date: 15 May 2015
Room B36
Birkbeck University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

PSA Political Leadership Specialist Group and the PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group, Birkbeck University and Canterbury Christ Church University presents:

Women, Gender and Political Leadership

The study of leadership is a growing area of political studies. However, the issue of gender and leadership remains relatively understudied. The increasing prominence of female leadership and recruitment, from the major parties in Scotland to the US Presidential race, has given the discussion a new urgency and importance. This event, coming so soon after the general election, will examine in detail the challenges for women in office and the means by which they can attain it.

This one day symposium will examine how gender can influence leadership and how political leadership influences and sets barriers for aspiring women leaders.

Plenary Discussion with Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck), Rainbow Murray (QMUL), Tim Bale (QMUL) and Ben Worthy (chair, Birkbeck)

Introduction by Ben Worthy (Birkbeck):

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Tim Bale (QMUL):

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Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck):

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Rainbow Murray (QMUL):

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