Women as Foreign Policy Leaders:

Evaluating U.S. National Security and Feminist Politics since 1980
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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What do we know about women’s participation in political executive roles? How useful are theories concerning gender and leadership to research on contemporary foreign policy elites? Which types of methodological approaches seem best suited to the study of national security and feminist politics among political executives? What conclusions can we draw from the available data? This presentation addresses each question in turn, drawing on the cases of four senior foreign policy decision-makers appointed by US presidents since 1980.

Sylvia Bashevkin is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her newest book is Women as Foreign Policy Leaders: National Security and Gender Politics in Superpower America, forthcoming from Oxford University Press in September 2018.