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Events at Eagleton


Upcoming events:
9/22/14- Inside Newark: Book Talk with Robert Curvin
09/30/14- Jersey Journalists: Local News, Political Coverage, and the Changing Media Landscape
10/15/14- The Future of the Republican Party: An Evening with Steve Schmidt
11/5/14- The Morning After: Grading the Midterm Elections
11/19/14- Asian and Latino Vote in the 2014 Election
11/21/14- Politics as Contact Sport: The Fight for Your Future with Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY)
12/3/14- Eagleton Institute Alumni Panel: Careers in Politics
12/4/14- Climate Legislation: Do California and Britain Offer Global Models? Book Talk with Martin Bunzl
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The Eagleton Institute of Politics and Rutgers University Press present

Inside Newark:
Decline, Rebellion, and the Search for Transformation



Book Talk with Robert Curvin

 
 

Robert Curvin is currently a visiting scholar at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. An expert on urban politics, economic development, and social policy, he serves as an organizational development and urban policy consultant to the business and nonprofit communities.

About the book: For decades, leaders in Newark, New Jersey, have claimed their city is about to return to its vibrant past. How accurate is this prediction? Is Newark on the verge of revitalization? Robert Curvin, one of New Jersey's civil rights leaders, examines the city, chronicling its history, politics, and culture. Throughout the pages of Inside Newark, Curvin approaches his story both as an insider who is rooting for Newark and as an objective social scientist illuminating the causes and effects of sweeping changes in the city.

Monday, September 22, 2014
6:30 PM
Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ

General admission FREE - RSVP required
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Jersey Journalists:
Local News, Political Coverage,
and the Changing Media Landscape


Panel discussion featuring:
  • Debbie Galant, Director, New Jersey News Commons, Montclair State University
  • John Mooney, Founder, NJ Spotlight
  • Additional speakers TBA

Moderated by Steven Galante, Eagleton Fellow 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
1:15 PM
Rutgers Student Center Room 411
126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

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The Future of the Republican Party:
An Evening with Steve Schmidt


  • Nationally recognized public affairs and political analyst
  • Graduate of the University of Delaware and a Senior Fellow at the school's Center for Political Communication
  • Campaign manager for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2006 re-election
  • Played a leading role in the confirmations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Worked as a top strategist to President George W. Bush's 2004 re-election
  • Served as a senior advisor to Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
7:00 PM
Douglass Campus Center
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ

General admission FREE - RSVP required
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Major support for this lecture series has been provided through
the generosity of The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

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The Morning After:
Grading the Midterm Elections

Moderated by John Weingart
Associate Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics

After months of campaigning, it’s time for explaining. Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics continues its longstanding tradition of looking beyond the final tallies and giving perspective to the decisions rendered by New Jersey’s electorate. Panelists TBA.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
9:30 AM

Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ

General admission FREE - RSVP required
Registration available October 2014

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Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy presents

Asian and Latino Vote in the 2014 Election

Panel discussion featuring:

  • Glenn Magpantay is a staff attorney for the Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), overseeing Asian American Election Protection efforts in 15 states.
  • Julissa Gutierrez is the Acting Director of National Programs and Community Relations & Northeast Director of Civic Engagement for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).

    Moderated by Sayu Bhojwani, Visiting Scholar, EPID

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
12:00 PM

Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ

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Politics as Contact Sport: The Fight for Your Future
Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY)


U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1979-1997

  • Republican whip, 1984-1994
  • Committees: Veterans' Affairs (Chairman); Judiciary; Finance; Environment and Public Works; Special Committee on Aging
  • Co-chair of President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Reponsibility and Reform in 2010 (popularly known as the Simpson-Bowles Commission)
  • Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1997-2000
  • Advisory Board member,
    The Can Kicks Back campaign

Friday, November 21, 2014
11
:30 AM
Scott Hall 135
43 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

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Eagleton Institute Alumni Panel: Careers in Politics

Speakers TBA

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6:30 PM

Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ

Open to current Rutgers students and Eagleton Institute alumni only
General admission FREE - RSVP required
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Climate Legislation:
Do California and Britain Offer Global Models?

Book Talk with Martin Bunzl

Martin Bunzl is a professor of philosophy at Rutgers University. He has served as Director for the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Social Policy and Senior Scholar at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem. He is the author or editor of five books and numerous scholarly articles.

About the book: When it comes to climate change, the greatest difficulty we face is that we do not know the likely degree of change or its cost, which means that environmental policy decisions have to be made under uncertainty. This book offers an accessible philosophical treatment of the broad range of ethical and policy challenges posed by climate change uncertainty. Drawing on both the philosophy of science and ethics, Martin Bunzl shows how tackling climate change revolves around weighing up our interests now against those of future generations, which requires that we examine our assumptions about the value of present costs versus future benefits. Bunzl examines climate policy in Washington, Beijing, London, Trenton, and Sacramento, basing his study on interviews with local politicians.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
4:30 PM
Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ

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