Women in Politics, Women in Leadership

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Friday, March 29th, 2019

Friday, March 29, 20199:00AM - 5:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
1 Devonshire Place
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This workshop brings together a distinguished group of scholars, politicians and policy makers to discuss the role of women in politics and political leadership in Canada and beyond. Although the last decades have seen a remarkable increase in the prominence of women in politics, parity is rarely realised and in many countries progress appears to have halted. In the workshop participants will discuss the challenges that remain for women to run, win and hold elected office as well as discuss institutional, legislative and behavioural changes that may be used to overcome these challenges A final panel focuses specifically on Canada and will explore the way forward for women in Canadian politics.


08.30 – 09.00 Conference Registration

09.00 – 10.30 Panel 1: Women obtaining positions of influence in- and outside the legislature
Panel speakers: Paru Shah (Milwaukee) & Julie Dolan (Macalaster College), Rosie Campbell (King’s College London), André Blais & Semra Sevi (Université de Montréal), Robyn Bourgeois (Brock University)
Chair: Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant (Queen’s University)

10.30-10.45 Coffee Break

10.45-12.15 Panel 2: Women in Politics
Panel speakers: Kelly Dittmar (Rutgers), Nadia Brown (Purdue), Tiffany Barnes (Kentucky), Malliga Och (Idaho), Erica Rayment (University of Toronto)
Chair: Erin Tolley (University of Toronto)

12.15 Lunch – Q&A with Kate Graham on the Canada2020 project “no second chances” focusing on Canada’s female first ministers

1.15-2.45 Panel 3: Women in Leadership
Panel speakers: Diana O’Brien (Texas A&M), Linda Trimble (Alberta), Sarah Liu (Edinburgh), Cora Voyageur (Calgary University)
Chair: Peter Loewen (University of Toronto)

2.45-3.00 Coffee Break

3.00-4.30 Panel 4: Legislative Framework and Policy Solutions
Panel speakers: Susan Franceschet (Calgary University), Magda Hinojosa (Arizona), Netina Tan (McMaster), Cheryl Collier (Windsor) & Tracey Raney (Ryerson), Chantal Maillé (Concordia)
Chair: Donna Dasko (Canadian Senator)

4.30-5.30 Panel 5: Women in Politics in Canada, the way forward
Panel speakers: Sylvia Bashevkin (University of Toronto), Yaprak Baltacioglu (Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy), Manon Tremblay (University of Ottawa), Elizabeth Renzetti (Globe and Mail)

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