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The Eagleton Institute of Politics is proud to mark its 60th anniversary in 2015-2016, along with 45th anniversaries for our Center for American Women and Politics and the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. Click here to find out who is celebrating with us!

Faculty Spotlight: David Redlawsk
David Redlawsk spotlight
Professor David Redlawsk is in Iowa tracking the state's dynamic caucus process this fall. He talks about why Iowa matters and what he is looking for in the latest Eagleton Faculty Staff Spotlight here.


Eagleton in pictures...

CAWP Tracks Gender on the Campaign Trail:
Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) has joined the Barbara Lee Family Foundation in a new nonpartisan initiative to track, analyze and illuminate gender dynamics in election 2016. Learn more at
Fellows Get a Lesson in Practical Politics:
The 2015 Eagleton Fellows learned about the Maryland legislative process from Senate President Mike Miller during the annual trip to Annapolis this spring. Having held the office since 1987, Miller is the longest serving Senate president in the country.
Connecting Science and Politics:
Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, helped launch the inaugural Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop this spring. The initiative enables students and postdocs to explore how science intersects with politics, policymaking, and public discourse.
Learning about Women's Leadership:
Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande shared advice and a call to action with students in Prof. Mandel's Byrne (first-year) Seminar, "A Woman for President?" Casagrande encouraged the students to get involved, asking "If not you, then who?"
Summer Reading from Eagleton Faculty:
Two beach take-alongs: new books by Prof. David Redlawsk, The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning, and Prof. Kelly Dittmar, Navigating Gendered Terrain: Stereotypes and Strategy in Political Campaigns. Or listen to the authors discuss their recent releases here.
UA's meet with former Senator Kaufman:
Eagleton Undergraduate Associates exchanged ideas with Ted Kaufman, former U.S. Senator (DE) and longtime chief of staff to Senator Joe Biden, during his visit as part of the Holland Program on Ethics in Government. Watch Sen. Kaufman's Holland lecture here.
Young Leaders Conference:
Students shared a "selfie" with New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill during the Youth Political Participation Program's annual RU Ready™ Young Leaders Conference.


News and Announcements

Rutgers Juniors: Apply now
Class of 2017 Eagleton Undergraduate Associates program.

Application deadline is
October 19, 2015.

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NEW: Eagleton Annual Report 2014-15

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NEW from Eagleton's Center on the American Governor

Governors and the Presidency: How They Campaign, How They Govern

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What's the Matter
With Polling?

Read Professor Cliff Zukin's analysis of the crisis facing election pollsters, published by The New York Times.    

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Get to know Eagleton people. Watch spotlight videos of:

 Gerry Pomper, EIP faculty
 Sayu Bhojwani, EPID
 Susan Carroll, CAWP
 Gilda Morales, CAWP
 Kris Shields, CAG
 Betty Holland, EIP Alumna
Wilfredo Rodriguez, EIP Alumus

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Latest Rutgers-Eagleton Polls
Sizable Support for Updates to New Jersey Voting Laws, Including Expanding Early Voting and Election Day Registration
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New Jersey Voters Say Gov. Christie Should Resign, but Not If Legislature Forces the Issue
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Christie Not Presidential, According to Half of NJ Voters; Gov Increasingly Seen as Self-Centered, Arrogant, a Bully
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New Jerseyans Largely Support a Pathway to Citizenship, Show Increasingly Positive Views on Immigration
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NJ Voters Expect Christie to Make Debate, But Say His Best Chance for GOP Nomination is Behind Him
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Christie'S NJ Ratings Drop to New All-Time Lows; Voters Cite Gov'S Attitude, Bullying, and Untrustworthiness
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... all polls and more info available at ECPIP website