Mission and Vision
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy seeks to strengthen and expand women’s leadership in politics and policymaking by providing quality graduate education that brings together women from diverse backgrounds and conducting research and convening conferences and other public events to advance public policies that make a difference in women's lives.
The center serves as a resource for women by providing:
EDUCATION: The Center hosts the Graduate Certificate Program for Gender, Leadership and Public Policy. This award-winning, "first-in-the-nation" graduate program has served more than 700 alumnae as a springboard to new and enhanced careers, advanced graduate study, and increasingly effective political activism.
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS: Our research is designed to make a difference in the lives of women and their communities while also drawing the attention of policymakers to issues which directly affect women's lives. We also produce policy briefs for policymakers on a wide range of subjects.
EVENTS: The Center conducts a range of public service programs open to both the university community and the general public. Panel discussions, debates, films and conferences focus on women's political leadership and empowerment, and on social issues of special concern to women.