Women, Power, and Politics
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Andrea Elliott, Eliza Griswold, Maggie Haberman, Lydia Polgreen, Kati Marton (moderator)
Thu, March 5th, 2020 | 6:30 pm
(Members $38)

Note: Additional tickets are now available for this program!



The results of the 2018 midterm elections and the arrival of a diverse new field of democratic presidential candidates have made American politics more visibly female than ever before. However, even before suffrage in the U.S. was obtained 100 years ago, women at home and abroad have always been a part of politics and exerted influence and agency, despite lacking access to conventional means of power. Join a panel of acclaimed journalists and thinkers as they discuss women, power, and politics in America and beyond.

Andrea Elliott is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for the New York Times. Eliza Griswold is a distinguished writer in residence at New York University and a contributing writer for the New Yorker. Maggie Haberman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is a White House correspondent for the New York TimesLydia Polgreen, a George Polk Award-winning journalist, is editor-in-chief of HuffPost. Kati Marton (moderator) is a George Foster Peabody Award-winning journalist and a human rights advocate.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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Through the generosity of Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the New-York Historical Society brings a wide array of extraordinary lectures and dynamic conversations to New York’s Upper West Side.

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