Women Presidents and Prime Ministers: Pathways, Powers, and Impact

The Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences and the Graduate School for Social Research co-organize the lecture by Fulbright Global Scholar Prof. Farida Jalalzai:

Women Presidents and Prime Ministers: Pathways, Powers, and Impact

Thursday, June 2, 2022 11:00 – 12:30

Room 158 and via Zoom — please RSVP to publicrelations@ifispan.edu.pl

This lecture examines trends related to women’s rise to presidential and prime ministerial posts worldwide and potential ways women’s presence matters for democracy. Of particular concern is whether and how, as visible political symbols, women presidents and prime ministers create opportunities for future women leaders.

Dr. Farida Jalalzai is Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and Engagement in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech University. Her research analyzes the role of gender in the political arena including women national leaders. Her books include: Shattered, Cracked and Firmly Intact: Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide (Oxford University Press 2013) and Senhora Presidenta: Women’s Empowerment and Disempowerment in Brazil: The Rise and Fall of President Dilma Rousseff (with Pedro dos Santos, 2021 Temple University Press). She has authored dozens of articles in the International Political Science Review, Politics & Gender,  and Politics, Groups & Identities, among others. Her research has been funded by the Thyssen Foundation and she is a recipient of the Fulbright Commission Global Scholar Award. She is frequently quoted and featured as an expert in high profile media outlets including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, VOX, Politico, and NPR.  

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