Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Pink Wave: Surge of Female Candidates in 2018

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

** You must RSVP for this event on Eventbrite. An RSVP on Facebook does not guarantee your seat. **

More women than ever before have declared their candidacies for public office, leading many pundits to label 2018 the Year of the Woman. So what factors are driving this so-called “pink wave”? How did first-time candidates fare in the primaries, and how is this narrative playing out in the generals? What are the implications of this political wave – both in this congressional cycle and beyond?

Join the IOP as we welcome a panel of experts to discuss this national trend:

– Kelly Ayotte, former U.S. Senator (R-NH) and current Visiting Pritzker Fellow at the IOP
– Katie Packer Beeson, founding partner of Burning Glass Consulting, former Deputy Campaign Manager for Romney/Ryan 2012
– Lauren Underwood, candidate for U.S. Congress in the IL-14 district

This conversation will be moderated by Amy Walter, National Editor of The Cook Political Report and member of the IOP’s Board of Advisors.

###

This event is free and open to UChicago students, faculty, staff and the public. This venue has limited physical accessibility and has a gender-neutral restroom. Please request to be shown to the elevator at check-in if you would like assistance reaching the second floor. Please contact the Institute of Politics at uchicagopolitics@gmail.com or 773-834-4671 for any other questions or accommodation requests.

Details

Date:
May 2
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/613129795703994/

Organizer

The University of Chicago Institute of Politics
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/UChicagoPolitics/

Venue

The University of Chicago Quadrangle Club
1155 E. 57th St.
Chicago, Il 60637
+ Google Map