Online Violence Against Women in Politics




University Club, Ballroom B, 2nd floor

123 University Place

Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh


Time: 12:00- 3:00 pm est

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023

The Ford Institute for Human Security (GSPIA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the launch of a new research program focused on online violence against women in politics. The Keynote is by Kristina Wilfore, the co-founder of #ShePersisted, focusing on curtailing gendered discrimination: Women’s Political Leadership in an Era of Social Media. Complimentary lunch will be served during the keynote for those registered by Oct. 13. Following this will be a “deep dive” panel with Dhanaraj Thakur, research director for the Center of Democracy and Technology, alongside Erdem Yörük, director for the Center for Computational Social Sciences with Koç University, from 1:30-3 p.m. Please join us and stay as long as your schedule allows.


  • Dhanaraj Thakur, Research Director, CDT
  • Erdem Yörük, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Koç University