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Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero will be among those participating in the upcoming Women in Politics workshop to be hosted by the Department of Political Science.

The event will be held April 10-11 in the Toyota Auditorium at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

The workshop will bring together students, scholars, and other members of the university community to promote civic education, exchange ideas, and strengthen ongoing research about women’s roles in politics.

It will kick off with a roundtable discussion and Q&A session at 8:00 p.m. on April 10. Featured speakers will include Rogero and several prominent scholars who will talk about the roles women play in politics.

The research workshop portion of the conference will take place on April 11, and speakers will present and discuss several research papers related to the theme of gender and politics. The morning session will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the topic of “Comparative Perspectives on Women’s Election and Incorporation” and will run until lunch at 12:30 p.m.

The workshop will reconvene at 1:30 p.m. on the topic of “Comparative Perspectives on Outcomes of Women’s Representation.” The session will conclude with an open discussion of afternoon session papers from 3:12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The conference is sponsored by the Haines-Morris Endowment, the Department of Political Science, the Department of American Studies, the Department of Global Studies, the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Department of Women’s Studies.


Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,