Ready to Run?: Challenges and Opportunities for Women on the Campaign Trail

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Event Time: 
12:15 p.m.
Location: 
012 Bendheim Hall

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a Gender and Global Affairs lunch seminar, "Ready to Run?: Challenges and Opportunities for Women on the Campaign Trail," on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 12:15 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. The session will be led by Woodrow Wilson School graduate students, Jamie Morgan and Alyson Neel, participants in Ready to Run®: Campaign Training for Women. This seminar is open to faculty and students only. Lunch will be served. To attend, RSVP to Angella Matheney.

Jamie Morgan is a second year Master student at the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) and an intelligence officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Her professional background is in national security issues and political campaigns. While at WWS, she has spent time at the Democratic National Committee and at the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy, as a Rosenthal Fellow working on Iraq. Prior to coming to the Woodrow Wilson School, she managed research projects for public and private sector clients at the Economist Intelligence Unit, conducted research in Indonesia on U.S. government countering violent extremism programs, and served as the Deputy Research Director on Richard Carmona's U.S. Senate campaign. 

Alyson Neel is a second year Master student at the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS). Her professional background is in advocacy for gender equality and women's empowerment and journalism. While at WWS, she has worked as a consultant for UN Women and the World Bank and with the Louisiana State Legislature on the issue of campus sexual assault. Prior to coming to Princeton, she was based in Istanbul, where she reported on human rights violations, in particular gender-based violence and discrimination, for the Washington Post, CNN Turk, and the largest English-language daily in Turkey. Ready to Run® is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage and train women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways.