Why Millennials Don’t Want to Run for Office
America needs young, energetic, well-intentioned, and well-prepared elected officials. But a new book suggests that the kind of candidates we want are wary of running.
Shauna L. Shames, a 37-year-old assistant professor of political science at Rutgers University at Camden, earned her doctorate in 2014 at Harvard University. As part of her dissertation research, she surveyed 750 law and policy students at Suffolk University Law School, Harvard Law School, and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government to gauge their interest in eventually running for office.
Putting More Women on a Path to Political Power
Europe can offer the United States lessons in empowering women, an issue poised to grip the World Economic Forum in Davos two months after Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald J. Trump.