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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!


Friday, February 5, 9:00am-1:30pm
Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: When Does Science Influence Policy?
Open to Rutgers graduate students and postdoctoral fellows only.

Thursday, February 11, 7:30pm
2017 Leaders to Watch: Ambassador Phil Murphy

Thursday, February 16, 7:00pm
United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good
With U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)


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 graduate students:
Eagleton Fellowship Program Class of 2017! 
Application deadline is March 25, 2016.

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Eagleton Class of 2017 Undergraduate Associates

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Register now for CAWP's Ready to Run®

March 18-19, 2016
Details here.

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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
 Dave Redlawsk, ECPIP
 Kris Shields, CAG
 Betty Holland, EIP Alumna
Wilfredo Rodriguez, EIP Alumus

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Latest Rutgers-Eagleton Polls
More Than Half of New Jerseyans Trust Polls, But Most Question Their Accuracy
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New Jerseyans Remain Mixed about Garden State's Quality Of Life; It'S A Good Place to Live, But Not to Look for Work or Retire
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New Jerseyans Split on Syrian Refugees; Most Worried About Future Terrorist Attacks
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Three Years Post-Sandy, Over Half of New Jerseyans Still Think State Not Back to Normal
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What Election? Just as In 1971, Nearly All New Jerseyans Unaware of State Assembly Races This November
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ARC Project Cancellation by Christie Raises Concerns About Future of Trans-Hudson Rail Tunnels for New Jerseyans
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Gas Tax Hike A Nonstarter for New Jerseyans; Proposed Estate Tax Trade-Off Fails to Boost Support
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Trump Still Leads GOP Field in New Jersey, Christie Falls Well Behind; Voters to Christie: End Campaign
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Christie's Low Ratings in New Jersey Continue; Approval on Taxes Hits Lowest Point Ever
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... all polls and more info available at ECPIP website