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Speaker(s): Professor Susan J Carroll, Professor Sarah Childs, Orlanda Ward
Chair: Dr Purna Sen

Recorded on 24 November 2014 at Old Theatre, Old Building

Susan Carroll will present the 2014 Political Studies Association (PSA) annual lecture to highlight an impressive data span to argue convincingly that women's pathways to elected office are varied and sometimes unique. Carroll will also talk about the problems that Hillary Clinton faced the last time she ran for President and what she might encounter in 2016, if she decides to run as expected.

Susan J Carroll is Professor of Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University and also Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. She has authored numerous books on women’s political participation, including: Women as Candidates in American Politics (Second Edition, Indiana University Press 1994); Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics (Third Edition, Cambridge University Press 2014, with Richard L. Fox); Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions (Oxford University Press 2003); and The Impact of Women in Public Office (Indiana University Press 2001). Her latest book is More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to the State Legislature (Oxford University Press 2013, with Kira Sanbonmatsu).

Sarah Childs is Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol.

Orlanda Ward is Chair of the PSA Postgraduate Network.

Purna Sen (@Purna_Sen) is Deputy Director of the Institute of Public Affairs at the LSE.

The lecture is held in collaboration with Above the Parapet (@LSEParapet), a research project at the LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs which explores the stories of women in high profile public life.

Founded in 1950, The Political Studies Association (@PolStudiesAssoc) exists to develop and promote the study of politics.

Credits: Tom Sturdy (Audio Post-Production), LSE AV Services (Audio Recording).

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