A record number of women ran for US office in 2018. What implications does this trend have for future female participation in politics, both here in the United States and around the globe? Women in International Security and the Embassy of Liechtenstein gathered on the morning of Wednesday, November 28th for a roundtable discussion on female political participation.
With a panel of expert scholars, we explored both the obstacles and opportunities shaping the electoral landscape for women and consider what role political parties, states, and civil society can play in opening up the field to female candidates.
- Dr. Gabrielle Bardall, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
- Saskia Brechenmacher, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Asha Castleberry, American Security Project
- Illeana R. Valle, Creative Associates International
- Chantal De Jonge Oudraat, President at Women In International Security (WIIS)
- Sarah Kenny, Program Assistant at Women in International Security (WIIS)