Third History Matters Event: Join the Conversation (March 2, 2016, 7:30-9PM, Silberman Lounge)

“Who Run the World?” How Women Gain and Exercise Political Power

Host: Visiting Asst. Professor Sarah E. Watkins

There is a famous mantra that says if women ruled the world, it would be a more egalitarian, less violent

place. So why don’t women who attain political power behave any differently than men? How do systems

of gender oppression affect powerful women? Can we ever make assumptions about gender and

character?