Madame President: Female National Leaders Worldwide

Mona Lena Krook (Political Science)

This seminar will introduce students to trends in women's leadership worldwide, focusing on the growing numbers of female presidents and prime ministers. Through readings, images, and films, we will analyze their routes to power and their performance in office. The seminar will cover both historical and contemporary examples (from the 1960s through today), as well as cases from different world regions (Europe, Latin America, and Africa). The final session will discuss the prospects for electing a woman as president of the United States.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 36 index 18112