The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics was founded in 1992 at Iowa State University to interest, educate and engage citizens in the political process. The center honors Carrie Chapman Catt, a distinguished alumna of Iowa State, leader of the women's suffrage movement, crusader for international peace and an advocate for the expansion of women's rights throughout the world.

In carrying out its mission, the center works with faculty, staff and students throughout the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Iowa State University, leaders in the public and private sectors, and political and women's organizations throughout the university, state and nation. The center's programs blend the resources and scholarship of the academic environment with the experiences of practitioners in fields important to the political process. More...


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