Events 2016

18 MAR, Symposium “How far have we come in equal political …”

IGS Symposium, How far have we come in equal political representation?  Lessons from the 2016 presidential election in the US

Date: Saturday, 18 March, 13:30-17:00
Venue: Room 304, Inter-Faculty Building 1, Ochanomizu University

The world watched closely the US presidential election last year, which drew attention over the possibility of the first female president versus “the outsider” with no prior political experience. In this regard, gender, ethnicity, and immigration became focal points, and a fierce competition over “American values” broke out in the campaign. Since the inauguration, the Trump administration announced a number of policies that rejected diversity in line with his “America First” campaign promises.

Who supported Donald Trump and why? Why did the “America’s First Female Presidential Candidate” fail? How should we interpret Trump administration’s first political moves?

The purpose of the symposium is to understand the results of the recent presidential election as well as the social implications of Trump’s policies from the perspective of gender and diversity. In the first session of the symposium, we invite experts on American politics to give keynote speeches, and in the second session we organize a roundtable consisting of gender and politics scholars and keynote speakers, and ask them to discuss issues relevant to Trump’s policies. We look forward to participation from researchers interested in American politics, as well as the support and participation of the general public.

Keynote Speech
Melissa Deckman
(Washington College)
 “The Gender Gap in the Age of Trump: What Did we Learn about Women Voters in 2016?”
Julie Dolan
(Macalester College)
“A Woman at the Top of the Ticket: the Role of Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election”
Round Table: Public Policies of the Trump Government
Melissa Deckman (Washington College)
Julie Dolan (Macalester College)
Marian Palley(University of Delaware)
Hiroko Takeda (Nagoya University)
Ki-young Shin (Ochanomizu University)

*Simultaneous interpretation available(English-Japanese)
*Prior registration required  ☛Registration Form
(Admission Free)

Organizer: Institute for Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University, JAWS(Japan-America Women Political Scientists Symposium)
Supporting Partner: Gender Center, School of Information and Communication, Meiji University