On March 4 at 10 am, Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) Distinguished Lecture Series will offer a lecture titled “The Global Trend of Female Political Leaders around the World: How does the U.S. Measure Up?” The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Young-Im Lee, visiting assistant professor of political science at St. Norbert College.
Lee will discuss the fact that as of April 2016, 112 women in 73 countries have been elected as presidents or prime ministers of their countries. Women assume 22.8 percent of the members of parliaments around the world, slightly higher than the share of women in the U.S. Congress. More than 100 countries use gender quotas to nominate and elect women to the political office. What is the global trend of women’s political representation and how does the U.S. measure up against other countries? What explains the gender gap in politics and how to narrow it? More importantly, do women in politics make a difference?
Lee’s lecture is free to the public (freewill donations encouraged). Coffee and treats will also be available for purchase.
More information is available at the DCA box office, located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 12-5 pm, and can also be reached on the phone at 920.868.2728 or dcauditorium.org.