Articles from March 2021

tippie womens summit

Tippie Women Summit Webinar Series

In a pandemic world, we are taking the Tippie Women Summit virtual with a series of online programs in the month of March. All events are open to the public.  Individual registration is required for each event.  Recordings of past events are also available at the event link below.
womxns summit

Womxn's Summit 2021

The theme of this year's summit is “Power in Preservation”. Reflecting on Audre Lorde’s words: “Self-preservation “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare," this year we are choosing to develop a summit where attendees can explore their identities and topics surrounding: awareness of needs as a means to create boundaries; guilt free ownership of self in all forms; celebration of existence – all allowing us to progress. This summit was created to center womxn of color while acknowledging their identities are multiplistic and encompass a variety of dimensions. We believe to be truly inclusive; we must ensure support and advocacy for all identities held by womxn of color. Our expectation is that students will be offered opportunities to engage with their identities and those of others within workshops, the keynote presentation, time for networking, and more. We will use these guidelines as we invite guests to engage with our students and share their experiences. 
Kelly Kadera and Sara Mitchell

UI Professors Kelly Kadera and Sara Mitchell are helping female political scientists close the gender gap

Thanks to funding from the American Political Science Association (APSA)—and the vision and persistence of two Department of Political Science faculty members—female graduate students in international relations from around the country will travel to the University of Iowa campus in 2021 to share their scholarly research, network with their peers, and find support from women mentors in the discipline.