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The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

02/28/2013 10:00
America/New York
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 1957 E Street NW, Washington D.C.

Presented by the Global Gender Forum. Sponsored by the George Washington University's Global Gender Program which is part of the Elliott School's Institute for Global and International Studies.

Co-sponsored by the National Democratic Institute.

Keynote Speaker: Mona Lena Krook Associate Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University "Electoral Quotas and Beyond: Strategies to Promote Women in Politics"


  • Jennie Burnet, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Louisville “Gender Quotas & Women’s Representation in Rwanda: Is More Women Enough?”
  • Megan Doherty, Program Manager for Middle East and North Africa, National Democratic Institute “Women's Political Participation in Libya: Quotas as a Key Strategy for States in Transition”
  • Sara Mia Noguera, Chief of Studies and Projects Section, Department for Electoral Cooperation and Observation, Secretariat for Political Affairs, Organization of American States “Can Election Observation be a Tool to Promote Women’s Political Participation?: the OAS experience in the Americas”
  • Susannah Wellford Shakow, Chair and Founder, Running Start “The Importance of Starting Early”

Date & Time: Thursday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (light lunch will be served following the event)

Location: 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Commons, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C.