March 20, 2018

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
  • Dawn Teele

    Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences, Political Science

Nudging Women to Run

Penn Lightbulb Cafe

Dawn Teele studies the economic and psychological factors that drive women to seek political office. In a new research project, "Nudging Women to Run," Teele, along with scholars at Rutgers University, Yale University, and the University of California, Berkeley, surveyed alumnae of women's campaign-training programs and is in the process of designing experimental innovations to encourage women to launch political campaigns. A leading authority on women and politics, Teele's research examines the causes and consequences of voting-rights reform, forms of bias in politics, and social-science methodology. 

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.

Click HERE to see a complete listing of all of the Spring 2018 Penn Science and Lightbulb Cafés.