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Upcoming events:
1/30/15- Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: Communicating Science to Politicians and the Public
2/10/15- Immigrant Justice Corps: Legal Representation for Immigrants
2/12/15- Navigating Gendered Terrain: Book Talk with Kelly Dittmar
2/24/15- Ethics: When Government and Medicine Collide-From the Right to Die to Ebola with Dr. Arthur Caplan
4/7/15- Washington, Wall Street, and the Public Interest: What I Learned in the U.S. Senate with Senator Ted Kaufman
4/10/15- Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: How does science affect political decisions?
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Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop I

Communicating Science to Politicians and the Public

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop offers students and postdocs in both the natural and social sciences the opportunity to explore ways in which science intersects with politics, policymaking, and public discourse – and how to build careers in that space.

9:00AM             
Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Paul Offit
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Director, Vaccine Education Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

10:30AM             
Discussion featuring:
Dahlia Sokolov, Ph.D.
Staff Director, Subcommittee on Research & Technology
United States House of Representatives

Michael D. Lemonick
Writer at Large
Climate Central

12 noon
Networking lunch

The Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop is supported in part by the Rutgers Interdisciplinary Job Opportunities for Biomedical Scientists program, which is funded by a Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training grant from the NIH, and the Rutgers - RWJMS Postdoctoral Career Development Program. Our campus collaborators include the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities and the Departments of Neuroscience and Cell Biology and Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

Open to current Rutgers students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty only.

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

General admission FREE - RSVP required
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The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers School of Law-Newark,
and Rutgers School of Law-Camden present

Immigrant Justice Corps:
Legal Representation for Immigrants


with Rachel B. Tiven
Executive Director, Immigrant Justice Corps

Rachel B. Tiven will discuss the crisis in legal representation for immigrants which inspired the creation of Immigrant Justice Corps.  The Corps' Justice and Community Fellowships serve immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation.  This year, Immigrant Justice Corps will award 25 Justice Fellowships to recent law graduates and law clerks from around the country and 20 Community Fellowships to exceptional college graduates.

About Rachel B. Tiven:
Prior to joining IJC, Ms. Tiven led Immigration Equality, a national non-profit organization fighting for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive immigrants and asylum seekers. Under her leadership, Immigration Equality built a $17 million pro bono program, quintupled client services to aid more than 5,000 people annually, and succeeded in changing the U.S. immigration system for LGBT and HIV-positive people.

Ms. Tiven is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College and Columbia Law School. Before becoming a lawyer, she worked at Bloomberg Business News and Lambda Legal. As a lawyer, she represented immigrant clients at the Legal Aid Society of New York and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara S. Jones in the Southern District of New York. She is a recipient of Columbia’s Public Interest Law Foundation award, and was named one of the Advocate magazine’s 40 under 40.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
12:30 PM

Immersive Classrooms
Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Camden
Open to current Rutgers students, faculty, and staff only.


RSVP required by February 6th
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Register here to attend in Camden!

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The Eagleton Institute of Politics and its
Center for American Women and Politics present

Navigating Gendered Terrain:
Stereotypes and Strategy in Political Campaigns

Book Talk with Prof. Kelly Dittmar

Kelly Dittmar is an assistant professor at Rutgers University, Camden, and scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

About the book: From the presidential level down, men and women who run for political office confront different electoral realities. In her probing study, Navigating Gendered Terrain, Kelly Dittmar investigates not only how gender influences the campaign strategy and behavior of candidates today but also how candidates’ strategic and tactical decisions can influence the gendered nature of campaign institutions.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
5:00 PM - Reception
5:30 PM - Program

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

Books will be available for purchase and signing.
General admission FREE - RSVP required

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The Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government presents

Ethics: When Government and Medicine Collide-
From the Right to Die to Ebola

Dr. Arthur Caplan will explore what ethical considerations guide government officials as they address today's complex and challenging medical and health care issues.

About Dr. Caplan:

  • Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor; founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics in NYU Langone Medical Center’s Department of Population Health
  • NBC.com columnist on bioethics, WebMD commentator on bioethics and healthcare issues
  • Named one of the “Fifty Most Influential People in American Health Care” by Modern Health Care magazine, one of the “Ten Most Influential People in America in Biotechnology" by the National Journal, and one of the “Ten Most Influential People in the Ethics of Biotechnology” by the editors of Nature Biotechnology
  • Ethics advisor on synthetic biology to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense
  • Author or editor of thirty-two books and over 600 papers in peer reviewed journals

The Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government honors the distinguished Rutgers alumnus and  long-time mayor of Trenton, a proponent and practitioner of open, responsive, and ethical   government.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
7:00 PM

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

General admission FREE - RSVP required
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The Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government presents

Washington, Wall Street, and the Public Interest:
What I Learned in the U.S. Senate

Hon. Ted Kaufman

The Honorable Ted Kaufman will discuss his tenure as a U.S. Senator and many prior years as a Senate staffer, and his views on how and why the congress and our political system works or doesn’t work. He will place special emphasis on his experience trying to regulate Wall Street more closely after the financial crisis. He will also share reflections on the ethical questions and challenges individual members must confront and related policy changes that could be effective.

About Senator Ted Kaufman:
  • United States Senator from Delaware from 2009-2010
  • Chief of Staff to United States Senator Joseph Biden for 19 years
  • Served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Committee of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
  • Board member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) from 1995 until 2008
  • Visiting Professor, Duke University Law School
  • More about Senator Kaufman

The Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government honors the distinguished Rutgers alumnus and  long-time mayor of Trenton, a proponent and practitioner of open, responsive,  and   ethical   government.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
10:30 AM

Lunch to follow
Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
Open to current Rutgers students, faculty, and staff only.

General admission FREE - RSVP required
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Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop II

How Does Science Affect Political Decisions about Education, Health, and the Environment?


Friday, April 10, 2015

The Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop offers students and postdocs in both the natural and social sciences the opportunity to explore ways in which science intersects with politics, policymaking, and public discourse – and how to build careers in that space.

9:30AM             
Discussion featuring:
Thomas J. Carew, Ph.D.

Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science
New York University

Additional speakers TBA

12 noon
Networking lunch

The Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop is supported in part by the Rutgers Interdisciplinary Job Opportunities for Biomedical Scientists program, which is funded by a Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training grant from the NIH, and the Rutgers - RWJMS Postdoctoral Career Development Program. Our campus collaborators include the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities and the Departments of Neuroscience and Cell Biology and Pediatrics Rutgers at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

Open to current Rutgers students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty only.

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

General admission FREE - RSVP required
Register here!

Directions available here

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