Women’s representation in Latin American legislatures has grown significantly in recent years. Little, however, is known on what this increased women’s presence means for legislative politics. Do women promote different issues and sponsor different types of bills than men? Do they generally represent women more?
These types of questions will be answered by political scientist Leslie Schwindt-Bayer during “Voice Without Power: Women in Latin American Legislatures,” the latest lecture in the Women, Gender and Political Institutions speaker series. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Student Government Chamber, Millennium Student Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Schwindt-Bayer is an associate professor of political science at the University of Missouri–Columbia.
The lecture is free and open to the public. The Millennium Student Center is on the North Campus at UMSL, One University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121). The series is sponsored by the following at UMSL: Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, Gender Studies Program, Center for International Studies and Department of Political Science.