Asian Women in Public Life Lecture Series – Taiwan’s Tumultuous Election Campaign and the Possibility of a Female President

Only a few weeks ago, Taiwan seemed guaranteed to elect its first female president in 2016: both major candidates had nominated female candidates, one of whom held a commanding lead. Now, one of the major parties has taken the unprecedented step of replacing its nominee (with a man) and a third competitor (also male) has joined the race. What was once a head-to-head race between two women is now a three-way competition between two men and one woman.
What gives? How did the certainty of female leadership slip away, and what does it all mean? Learn more when we discuss Taiwan’s Tumultuous Election Campaign and the Possibility of a Female President.

Boston University will hold Asian Women in Public Life Lecture Series at 4 pm November 2nd 2015.

Topic: Taiwan’s Tumultuous Election Campaign and the Possibility of a Female President

Speaker: Dr. Shelley Rigger
Brown Professor and Assistant Dean for Educational Policy, Political Science Department, Davidson College

Place:  595 Commonwealth Ave, Questrom, Room 414

Boston University Center for the Study of Asia: www.bu.edu/asian

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