Women are underrepresented in positions of authority in all sectors of the public sphere, Though they may “hold up half the sky,” women make up less than twenty percent of elected office holders, less than five percent of corporate CEOs, and only about thirty percent of faculty positions in schools of public affairs. Such widespread disproportionate representation has implications for the equitable treatment of women through public policy, and life outcomes for women worldwide. GAP’s mission is to bring light to disparities in representation in outcomes and representation where they exist, and to consider and develop policies that serve to mitigate such disparities to improve the human condition and enhance meaningful representative democracy.
Tolchin Symposium on Environmental Deregulation – Full Program 2018
Tolchin Symposium on Environmental Deregulation 2018 – Highlight Reel
Tolchin Symposium: Clout: WomanPower and Politics – October 2017 – video
Tolchin Symposium: Clout: WomanPower and Politics – October 2017 – Mason Alumni Association press
Tolchin Symposium: Clout: WomanPower and Politics – October 2017 – News at Mason
“Gender and the Role of Directors of Public Administration and Policy Programs” Bonnie Stabile, Jessica Terman & Catherine Kuerbitz, Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2017
Virginia Politics Almanac (Travis) – link forthcoming
The Almanac project at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government provides an informative record of legislative sources, key decision-makers, and the legislative process. The new online edition outlines the basic framework of Virginia politics by providing the raw data for analyzing the record of members of the General Assembly. As a historical tool the Almanac is useful to lobbyists, libraries, civic activists, and researchers. This easily accessible source is an indispensable tool for those who want to know the who, what, when, and how of Virginia politics.