Interview

June 14, 2018
Ruth Mandel, Co-founder of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.
Framed photos of trailblazing political women line the walls and bookshelves of a second floor corner office of Ruth Mandel, co-founder of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. See here Mandel's interview with NorthJersey.com
June 11, 2018
Salote Radrodro, Member of Parliament, Fiji
Salote Vuibureta Radrodro is a member of the Parliament of Fiji. She was elected for the first time in the Fijian general election, 2014, for the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA). Before entering parliament, Radrodro had worked for 36 years in the civil service, most recently in the...
May 9, 2018
Dr. Patricia McFadden, Professor, Swaziland
Dr. Patricia McFadden is a sociologist, writer, educator, and publisher from Swaziland. She has worked in the African and global women’s movements as well. 
May 4, 2018
Jeffrey Lazarus and Amy Steigerwalt , Authors of “Gendered Vulnerability: How Women Work Harder to Stay In Office”
In their new book, “Gendered Vulnerability: How Women Work Harder to Stay In Office” (University of Michigan Press), political science faculty members Amy Steigerwalt and Jeffrey Lazarus analyze the unique pressures faced by female politicians and how those pressures affect not only their campaigns...
April 27, 2018
Tamar Chugoshvili, First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia
Tamar Chugoshvili is the First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and Chair of the Gender Equality Council of Georgia. This interview was conducted on 12 March 2018 in New York during CSW.
February 20, 2018
Norbert Mao, President of the Democratic Party of Uganda
Norbert Mao is the President of the Democratic Party of Uganda. In this interview, he shares his experience in pushing for measures to boost women's participation in politics.
February 20, 2018
Monica Mutsvangwa, Senator
Monica Mutsvangwa is a Senator in Zimbabwe and Chair of the Women's Parliamentary Caucus.
November 8, 2017
Akbar Khan, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)
  iKNOW Politics contributor Uday Nagaraju met CPA Secretary-General H.E  Akbar Khan and discussed CPA’s objectives, achievements and goals in gender equality, women’s empowerment and political participation. CPA is an association of Parliaments of  52 Independent nations which includes advanced...
October 9, 2017
Yury Fedotov, Yury Fedotov, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
1. How do you explain the low representation of women in top leadership positions in intergovernmental organizations? This is a complex, systemic problem, and the contributing factors are many. It may be true that there is generally a smaller pool of female applicants for leadership positions,...