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State of Democracy Lecture, Women in American Politics: 100 Years After Suffrage

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Women in American Politics: 100 Years After Suffrage


One hundred years after winning the right to vote, what are the current opportunities and challenges for women pursuing elected office?  What are the roles they play as voters and as leaders of social movements?  And what can we expect from the 2020 presidential election cycle, which includes a record number of women candidates?  This State of Democracy event features a panel discussion among leading scholars and regional political leaders: Susan Carroll, Professor of Political Science and Senior Scholar at Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics; Joanie Mahoney, Chief Operating Officer at SUNY-ESF and former Onondaga County Executive; and New York State Assemblywoman Pam Hunter.  Moderating and participating in the panel will be Kristi Anderson, Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy Emeritus at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, Cazenovia Town Councilor, and a regular panelist on WCNY’s Ivory Tower.


Reception to follow lecture. This lecture series is coordinated by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School. Parking for the event is in the Irving Garage for a small fee. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided. For additional accommodations, email or call 315.443.5850 or 9707. For more information on our programs, visit

This lecture is made possible by a generous gift from the Norman M. and Marsha Lee Berkman Fund

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To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.