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[SOLD OUT] A Conversation on Women in Politics

Date: 1/18/2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
238 Thompson Street, Grand Hall, Fifth Floor
New York, NY  10012

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Join the NYU Women's Initiative for a dynamic conversation on women in politics following the recent election. Meet NYU alumna Alessandra Biaggi (STEINHARDT '08), Deputy National Operations Director for the Hillary Campaign, to learn about her experience, what it's like to be a woman in politics, and how to get involved post election. Professor of Politics and Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science Dr. Anna Harvey will lead the conversation.

A dessert reception will be provided.

If you have any questions about this event, please email alumnae.womensinitiative@nyu.edu.


Alessandra Biaggi (STEINHARDT '08) most recently served as the Deputy National Operations Director for the Hillary Clinton Campaign. After NYU, Alessandra attended Fordham Law School, where she served as a member of the Fordham Law Review and co-chair of the Law Review’s Academic Action Committee. With a strong interest and faith in empowering women through legal and political processes, she attended the Women’s Campaign School at Yale Law School to guide her pursuit of a career in public policy and politics. She was also a Fellow of the New Leaders Council and a member of The New Agenda's, Young Women Leadership Council. Alessandra has interned for Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY), the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and was an editor for the Presidential Succession Clinic at the Feerick Center for Social Justice. Prior to joining the Hillary Campaign, she served as the Assistant General Counsel for the NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery.

Interim Dean Harvey is Professor of Politics at NYU. She received her PhD in Politics from Princeton University in 1995, joining NYU the same year. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and books, including Votes Without Leverage: Women in American Electoral Politics, 1920-1970 (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy (Yale University Press, 2013). Her current research is concerned with the institutional determinants of income inequality. Professor Harvey was appointed Interim Dean of the Graduate School in July 2015, after serving as Chair of the Department of Politics.