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 presidentalgenderwatch.org.
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?"
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.
Congratulations Professor Susan J. Carroll:
The Political Studies Association (Great Britain) has awarded Professor Susan Carroll, senior scholar at Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics, its Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies Award. Read more about Prof. Carroll's research here.
Politics as Contact Sport:
Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson visited Eagleton in November to meet with students and deliver a public lecture. Watch Senator Simpson's candid remarks about practical politics here.
2014 Gubernatorial Election Analysis:
The tide that shifted control of the U.S. Senate to Republicans was equally powerful in the 36 gubernatorial races, where Republicans also made major gains. Check out the fast facts published by Eagleton's Center on the American Governor (CAG).
An Alumni Success Story, Nancy Floyd (Fellow '77):
Eagleton alumna Nancy Floyd was welcomed back to talk about her professional journey as the founder and managing director of a venture capital firm focused on investments in new energy technology. She noted that her background in politics and policy gave her a competitive edge.
Teaching About Politics:
Former New Jersey Governor James Florio met with Eagleton Fellows enrolled in Prof. Joe Doria's Legislative Policymaking course.
Welcome Class of 2016 UA's:
The Institute is pleased to announce the Class of 2016 Eagleton Undergraduate Associates. Students from all Rutgers schools, departments and campuses, selected for the program in a competitive application process.
Teaching About Politics:
GOP pollster Adam Geller spoke with students in Eagleton's Political Campaigning course about the role of public opinion research in modern campaigns.
Undergraduate Associates in Professor Gerald Pomper's Practice of Politics course were tasked with balancing the federal budget during a class session this spring.
Eagleton Fellows heard from Delegate Melony Griffith during their annual trip to Annapolis, Maryland. The trip provides an opportunity for comparative analysis of state politics and government.
Eagleton Institute director Ruth B. Mandel welcomed a packed room of Fellows and Undergraduate Associates for an off-the-record conversation with former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) in November. Snowe visited the Institute as the 2013 Clifford P. Case Professor of Public Affairs.
Professor David Redlawsk, director of Eagleton's Center for Public Interest Polling, taped an interview with Fox News during the lead-up to the special election for New Jersey's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
Eagleton's Center on the American Governor hosted a roundtable discussion with former NJ governor Christine Todd Whitman (l) and members of her senior staff to discuss her administration's economic policies, including former chief of staff Judy Shaw, (r).
Professor Emeritus Gerald Pomper greeted the Undergraduate Associates Class of 2015 at their welcome-to-Eagleton event during the fall semester.
2014 Eagleton Fellows enjoyed the annual Opening Program (pictured L to R: Olta Bejleri, Michael Woodruff, Anthony Marcum, Adam Scalice, and Peter Fu).
Eagleton's Youth Political Participation Program hosted a packed lunchtime discussion of the gubernatorial race with Matt Katz (Philadelphia Inquirer – left) and Nicholas Acocella (PolitifaxNJ – right), moderated by RU Voting intern Mark Feaster (center).
Ray Bramucci, commissioner of the NJ Department of Labor during the Florio administration, was interviewed by Rick Sinding for the Center on the American Governor.
Sayu Bhojwani, a visiting scholar with Eagleton's Program on Immigration and Democracy, lectured in October about "The New Majority and Political Representation: A Look at Immigrants as Candidates, Elected Officials and Policymakers"
Youth Political Participation Program RU Voting interns helped students register to vote at the Douglass Campus Center on Constitution Day.
Hundreds gathered to celebrate the career and life of the late Professor Alan Rosenthal at Nicholas Music Center in September.
Eagleton hosted Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, for a conversation about his recent book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America's Gilded Capital at the campus bookstore in October.
Eagleton students with Morning After panelists Darryl Isherwood (nj.com); Jim McGreevey (former NJ governor); Christine Todd Whitman (former NJ governor); and Kate Zernike (New York Times) following the traditional post-election session at Eagleton.
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Teach a Girl to Lead™ is a new initiative from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) to support and expand civic learning and engagement opportunities for girls and young women. Find out more!
Marc Mappen, author of Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation, signed copies of his recent work during a June program co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Press.