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Upcoming events:
12/1/14 Book Signing: The Man Who Couldn't Be Bought
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 its Center on the American Governor present

Book Signing

Governor Brendan Byrne:
The Man Who
Couldn't be Bought

Known by mobsters as “the man who couldn’t be bought,” Brendan Byrne led New Jersey into a new era when he won the state’s gubernatorial election by a landslide in the wake of political corruption scandals. A former prosecutor and judge, Byrne was soon condemned as “one-term Byrne,” the inept politician who few thought would risk the humiliation of standing for a second term. Yet Byrne surprised friend and foe alike by pulling off the state’s most remarkable political comeback, winning re-election and leaving a legacy of preserving the vast resources of the Pinelands, enacting the state’s first income tax and comprehensive school financing reform, developing the Meadowlands, approving casino gambling in Atlantic City, and initiating strong environmental controls to combat pollution.

Monday, December 1, 2014
4:30 PM--Reception
5:00 PM--Remarks
Book signing with Governor Byrne and author Donald Linky to follow

Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
General admission FREE - RSVP required
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Eagleton Institute Alumni Panel: Careers in Politics

Panel discussion featuring:

  • Christopher J. Paladino
    Eagleton Undergraduate Associate 1982
    President
    New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO)
  • Kristin Phillips-Hill
    Eagleton Undergraduate Associate 1988, Fellow 1989
    State Representative-Elect
    Pennsylvania, 93rd District
  • Christine A. Stearns
    Eagleton Fellow 1996
    Vice President of Health and Legal Affairs
    New Jersey Business and Industry Association
  • Abdur Yasin
    Eagleton Fellow 2013
    Fire Captain/Deputy OEM Coordinator
    Township of West Orange, New Jersey

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 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

General admission FREE - RSVP required
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