The Politics of Gender:
Women, Men, and the 2016 Campaign
An Atlantic Politics & Policy Briefing

December 13, 2016
Washington, DC

This campaign season, highly public debates about the intersection of feminism, misogyny and sexism have exposed a dark side of American politics and society. As these debates continue, The Atlantic explored the changing landscape of American demographics, the politics of gender perceptions and the role women play in leadership.

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  • Tuesday, December 13
  • 9:00 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 9:05 a.m.Did Gender Matter?Jen O’Malley Dillon, Former Deputy Campaign Manager, Obama 2012 and Co-Founder, Precision Strategies
    Margie Omero, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, PSB Research
    Melissa Harris-Perry, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair, Wake Forest University
    With Peter Beinart, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
  • 9:30 a.m.Case Study: One Woman’s WinGovernor Maggie Hassan, Senator-elect (D-NH)
    With Yoni Appelbaum, Washington Bureau Chief, The Atlantic
  • 10:05 a.m.Looking Ahead: What 2016 Means for Gender and PoliticsNia-Malika Henderson, Senior Political Reporter, CNN
    Jay Newton Small, Washington Correspondent, TIME Magazine and Author, Broad Influence
    With Michelle Cottle, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
  • 10:30 a.m.ClosingMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE


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