N.E.W. Leadership Oklahoma is a program of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. The Carl Albert Center is a participating partner in the N.E.W. Leadership Development Network, an initiative of the Center for American Women in Politics/Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP)
Before CAWP was founded in 1971, no organization or educational institution was compiling information about women in government and politics or studying and monitoring the status and prospects of those women. Today CAWP serves as a catalyst and resource, provider of data and analysis, interpreter and guide. CAWP is a leading authority in its field and a respected bridge between the academic and political worlds.
The N.E.W. Leadership Development Network
CAWP launched an effort to develop N.E.W. Leadership programs across the United States in 1999 by establishing the N.E.W. Leadership Development Network -- an initiative to build and support young women's public leadership education at colleges and universities across the United States. Representatives from partner institutions attend a Program Development Institute in which they observe and participate in the N.E.W. Leadership New Jersey program. The partners then return home to their campuses to plan regional N.E.W. Leadership programs in their own state/area.
Development Network Partners
To date, more than 800 college women from 35 states have participated in a N.E.W. Leadership Summer Institute. In 2004 the following Development Network partner institutions hosted N.E.W. Leadership Summer Institutes in their own states:
Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at University of Oklahoma
Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy at Chatham College
Women’s Resource Center at Washington State University
Center for Women and Democracy at University of Washington, Seattle
John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy at The Ohio State University
Women’s Research Institute at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life at University of Missouri, St. Louis
Women & Politics Institute at American University
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Carl Albert Center
The Carl Albert Center is a non-partisan institution concerned with problems of modern democracy. The Center offers undergraduate and graduate programs in congressional studies; publishes Extensions, a journal on issues related to Congress; promotes original research; maintains a Congressional Archives; and sponsors civic education programs including conferences, speakers, television programs, and the biennial Julian J. Rothbaum lecture series.