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Fall 2017 events:
9/27/17- A Town Hall with Amb. Phil Murphy, Democratic Candidate for Governor
9/28/17- CANCELLED A Town Hall with Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, Republican Candidate for Governor
10/2/17- The State of the States in a State of Confusion with Prof. Gary Moncrief
10/20/17- Q&A with Third-Party and Independent Gubernatorial Candidates
11/8/17- The Morning After: New Governors for New Jersey and Virginia
11/13/17- American Cicero: Mario Cuomo and the Defense of American Liberalism, a book talk with Prof. Saladin Ambar
11/16/17- The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of the White House and Race in America with April Ryan
11/20/17- Pizza and Politics – Activism 101: A conversation with student activists from Rutgers University
11/29/17- Politics and the News (Real and Fake): A Conversation with Carrie Budoff Brown, Rutgers Alumna and Editor of Politico
12/6/17- Alumni Career Panel: Careers in Politics
All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
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The Eagleton Center on the American Governor and
NJ.com present

Moderated by Star-Ledger columnist Tom Moran

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Miss the live stream?
Watch the video recording on our YouTube channel!

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The Eagleton Center on the American Governor and
NJ.com present

Moderated by Star-Ledger columnist Tom Moran

We have been informed that Lt. Governor Guadagno is no longer able to participate in the town hall event set for September 28th at
the Eagleton Institute.
  

CANCELLED

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

General admission FREE - RSVP required

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The Alan Rosenthal Fund for the Study of State Government and Politics presents

The State of the States in a State of Confusion

A lecture by
Professor Gary Moncrief

Monday, October 2, 2017

Watch the video recording of this event on our YouTube channel!

Professor Gary Moncrief, co-author of Why States Matter, will discuss the current role of the states in our democratic system, including:

  • their relationship with the federal government under President Trump
  • the short-term electoral outlook
  • the run-up to the next U.S. Census
  • the responsibilities and problems states are likely to face in the months and years ahead

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The Eagleton Center on the American Governor and
NJ.com present

Q&A with Third-Party and Independent
Gubernatorial Candidates

Friday, October 20, 2017

Watch the video recordings of this Q&A session on our YouTube channel!

While Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno are the leading candidates to replace Gov. Chris Christie, whose second term ends January 16, a handful of other candidates are also fighting for votes.

As part of a partnership between NJ.com and the Eagleton Center on the American Governor, the five Independent gubernatorial candidates who are on the November ballot were invited for a Q&A on October 20 at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. They are: Seth Kaper-Dale of the Green Party; Peter Rohrman of the Libertarian Party; Matthew Riccardi who identifies as “Put NJ 1st”; Gina Genovese, whose slogan is “Reduce Property Taxes”; and Vincent Ross running under a “We The People” banner.

The candidates were questioned for a news video in front of a live audience of Rutgers University students at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. The forum was intended to offer these lesser-known candidates a space to highlight their key ideas and proposals.

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The Morning After:
New Governors for New Jersey and Virginia

Miss the live stream?
Watch the video recording on our YouTube channel!

An Eagleton tradition, this post-election panel will include analysis of the New Jersey gubernatorial election results and other political developments of interest.

Moderator: John Weingart, Associate Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics

  • Jack Ciattarelli
    New Jersey State Assemblyman, 16th District
  • Nick Corasaniti
    Digital Correspondent, The New York Times
  • Michael Hill
    Correspondent, NJTV

  • Julie Roginsky
    Democratic Political Consultant
    and President, Comprehensive Communications Group

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
9:30 AM

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American Cicero: Mario Cuomo and the
Defense of American Liberalism


A book talk with Professor Saladin Ambar


Mario Cuomo, governor of New York from 1983-1995, was a powerful orator and a liberal champion for the Democratic Party’s progressive legacy. He is often remembered most for what he did not become: President of the United States.

And yet, as Saladin Ambar argues in American Cicero: Mario Cuomo and the Defense of American Liberalism, he was far more than a passing figure in American politics. Ambar contends that Cuomo was one of the most important political actors in the last quarter of the 20th century, whose career underscores a fundamental shift in both American and Democratic Party politics.

Ambar is an associate professor of political science at Rutgers and senior scholar at the Eagleton Center on the American Governor.

Monday, November 13, 2017
4:30 PM
- Reception
5:00 PM - Book Talk
Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ

General admission FREE - RSVP required
Register here!

Directions available here 

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The Center for American Women and Politics and
The Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership present

The Presidency in Black and White:
My Up-Close View of the White House and Race in America

April Ryan
White House Correspondent, American Urban Radio Networks

April Ryan is White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, and a CNN political analyst. Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. She has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Elle magazines, The New York Times, and The Washington Post – to name a few. Ryan is the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists' Journalist of the Year, and a Terker Fellow with the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. She is the author of the award-winning book, The Presidency in Black and White, and her latest book, At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:00 PM

Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ

General admission FREE - RSVP required
Register here!

Directions available here 

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The Center for Youth Political Participation and RU Voting present

Pizza and PoliticsActivism 101:
A conversation with student activists from
Rutgers University


RU Voting presents a conversation with student activists from Rutgers University. Students who are active in a number of different ways discuss how easy it is to become active on campus. Organizations represented will range from political, to charity, to single issue organizations, and others. Pizza will be served.

Monday, November 20, 2017
7:00 PM
Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ

Open to current Rutgers students only
General admission FREE - RSVP required
Register here!

Directions available here

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The Louis J. Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series presents

Politics and the News (Real and Fake)

A Conversation with
Carrie Budoff Brown

Editor of Politico and Rutgers Alumna

Carrie Budoff Brown is the editor of Politico. A founding member and later managing editor of Politico Europe, Budoff Brown served as a bridge between newsrooms in Washington and Europe, directing Politico's coverage of the debt crisis in Greece, Europe’s migration challenges, Brexit and terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels. Due in large part to her efforts, Politico Europe was named the most well-read and influential EU media publication, according to the ComRes/Burson-Marsteller 2017 media survey of EU influencers.

At Rutgers, Budoff Brown was an Eagleton Undergraduate Associate and an editor at The Daily Targum; she interned at the Richmond Times Dispatch and The New York Times. She worked as a staff writer at the Hartford Courant and the Philadelphia Inquirer before arriving at Politico in 2007. Between 2009 and 2014, Budoff Brown served as Politico’s White House correspondent. She has covered the Senate, Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, and many other legislative efforts on Capitol Hill. Budoff Brown was a recipient of the 2012 Merriman Smith Award for Excellence in Presidential Coverage Under Pressure in the print category.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:00 PM

Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ

General admission FREE - RSVP required
Register here!

Directions available here 

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The Eagleton Alumni Committee presents

Eagleton Institute Alumni Panel: Careers in Politics

Panel discussion featuring:
  • Bhavini Doshi
    Eagleton Undergraduate Associate 2005
    Assistant Corporation Counsel, Department of Law, City of Jersey City
  • Frank Farry
    Eagleton Fellow 1998
    Pennsylvania State Representative, 142nd Legislative District
  • Andrea Huerta Sabillon
    Eagleton Undergraduate Associate 2013
    Project Administrator, UnidosUS
  • Bob Sommer
    Eagleton Fellow 1984
    CEO, Awsom Associates LLC
  • Kristian Stout
    Eagleton Fellow 2013
    Associate Director for Innovation Policy, The International Center for
    Law & Economics
    Former Assembly Candidate, NJ 14th District

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
TIME CHANGE - 7:00 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
Register here!

Directions available here

 

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