After the Election: Women and the National Conversation
A free-flowing discussion of the impact of national and state election results with audience participation
Leslie Bennetts, author, former Newsweek and Daily Beast journalist
Tomoko Hosaka, News and Politics Manager of UStream
Melody Rose, Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategies Oregon University System
Moderated by KGW TV anchor, Brenda Braxton
More About the Panelists
Leslie Bennetts is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and frequent speaker on women's issues. Most recently a reporter for Newsweek and columnist for The Daily Beast specializing in women and politics, Bennetts was a longtime writer at Vanity Fair. She spent ten years as a reporter for The New York Times, where she was the first woman to cover a presidential election. Her research on the economics of women's lives and the cost of opting out of the work force led to her controversial 2007 best-seller, THE FEMININE MISTAKE: Are We Giving Up Too Much. Her next book will focus on the personal, financial, and political challenges of the second half of women's lives.
Tomoko Hosaka is News & Politics Manager at Ustream, the world's leading live interactive broadcast platform. Previously, she worked as a business and technology reporter for The Associated Press in Tokyo and was part of its award-winning team that covered the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. She began her career covering state politics and government at The Oregonian.
Melody Rose is the Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategies for the Oregon University System. She is a regular political anaylist on local, state, and national media matters of elections, voting, party systems, and women's political action. She is also the Founder and Director of the Center for Women, Politics and Policy. Rose has written several award-winning books, articles, and chapters on women and politics, including her third book in 2009 Hilary Clinton's Race for the White House: Gender, Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail (with Regina Lawrence).