The program prepares future policymakers, researchers, and community activists to ask questions, challenge basic gender assumptions, and bring women from the margins to the center in public affairs.
The Humphrey School was one of the first and remains one of the few public policy schools in the country to allow students to concentrate their studies on women and public policy. CWPP also offers professional development programs for non-profit leaders, elected women, women aspiring to the bench and women candidates for office.
Students from across the world come the Humphrey School to pursue a concentration in women and public policy while obtaining a Master of Public Policy, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, mid-career Master of Public Affairs, or Master of Science.
Internship grants are offered to encourage students to work with grassroots feminist organizations that lack the resources to pay an intern; to enhance students' abilities to pursue job placements closely related to their career goals; and to serve the women's community.
The Feminist Leadership Fellows program supports and challenges executive directors of women-centered non-profits.
The Center of Women and Public has partnered with non-profit organizations to support women candidates for elected office.
The Center's collaborative Infinity Project offers mentoring, training and resources for women seeking positions on the state and federal bench.
Areas of Expertise:
Women's work in developing countries
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