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Shauna Shames

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Event

Millennials are often publicly criticized for being apathetic about the American political process and their lack of interest in political careers. But what do millennials themselves have to say about the prospect of holding political office? Are they as uninterested in political issues and the future of the American political system as the media suggests? Professor Shauna Shames addresses these questions in more detail while discussing her book Out of the Running: Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why it Matters.

This program is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. 

Copies of Shames’ book are available for purchase through the KU Bookstore at this link:

Stickers with Shames’ autograph to be inserted in the book will be distributed by the Dole Institute upon request. Please contact to reserve one. Autographs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This special program will be live-streamed to the institute’s YouTube channel and to its website, Due to continuing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the program will only be available online. Follow the Dole Institute on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates regarding this and future programming.  

Shauna Shames is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department of Rutgers-Camden. Her primary area of academic interest is American political behavior, with a focus on race, gender, and politics. She has published articles, reports, and book chapters on women as candidates, black women in Congress, comparative child care policy, work/family conflict, abortion, feminism in the U.S. and internationally, gay and lesbian rights, and U.S. public opinion.

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located on KU’s West Campus and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive, and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of US Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole.


October 29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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