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60th Anniversary Public Events


Building on the Institute’s 60-year record of educating involved citizens and effective political leaders, the theme for our anniversary year is Make It Better – a call to action for the Institute and our community to better understand how the U.S. political system works, how it changes, and how we can Make It Better.

Register now for our anniversary public programs and join us as we continue to learn and strive to Make It Better.

Upcoming events:
2/5/16- Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: When Does Science Influence Policy?
2/11/16- 2017 Leaders to Watch: Ambassador Phil Murphy
2/16/16- United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good, a Book Talk with Senator Cory Booker
2/25/16- Make It Better: What Corruption Means and What We Can Do About It with Zephyr Teachout
2/29/16- Steele-ing the Scene: Election 2016 with Michael Steele
3/24/16- Election 2016: The Media, the Messages and the Madness with Nicolle Wallace
4/4/16- From the Raritan to the Potomac: Rutgers' Voice in Washington, a Conversation with Francine Newsome Pfeiffer
4/11/16- U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
4/20/16- Race, Gender and the 2016 Election with Nia-Malika Henderson
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Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop
When Does Science Influence Policy?

Stuart Shapiro, associate professor and director of the Public Policy Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, will discuss research findings from his new book, Analysis and Public Policy: Successes, Failures and Directions for Reform, and lead an interactive policy exercise. Guest experts will participate as policy advisors and discuss their career experiences.

Policy Exercise Topic:
FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Guest Experts:
Ronald L. Stotish, PhD
CEO, President and Executive Director, AquaBounty Technologies

William Hallman, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Human Ecology and Former Director, Food Policy Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Robert M. Goldberg, PhD
Co-Founder and Vice President, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Megan Anderson Brooks, PhD
Senior Policy Associate, Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis (CRD) Associates

Additional guest experts TBA.

Register Now to Learn More About:

  • Scientific influence in policymaking
  • Regulatory policymaking institutions (that might hire you!)
  • Power players and how to influence them
  • Policy stakeholders
  • The career paths of our guest experts

Friday, February 5, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch included

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


Open to current Rutgers graduate students and postdoctoral fellows only.

General admission FREE - RSVP required
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The 2015-2016 Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop is offered in collaboration with the following partners (list in formation):
Brain Health Institute; Departments of Neuroscience & Cell Biology and Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Division of Life Sciences; Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Graduate School-New Brunswick; Office of the Executive Dean, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering & Mathematics (SciWomen); Rutgers Interdisciplinary Job Opportunities for Biomedical Scientists (iJOBS) program, which is funded by a Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training grant from the NIH.

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2017 Leaders to Watch

Ambassador Phil Murphy


  • Founded New Start New Jersey, "a 'think and do' organization aimed at creating a vibrant, secure and growing middle class in New Jersey"
  • U.S. Ambassador to Germany 2009-13
  • National Finance Chair for Democratic National Committee 2006-09
  • 20+ years of experience at executive level at Goldman Sachs
  • Chaired New Jersey Benefits Task Force (2005) and co-chaired Renewing Our Schools, Securing Our Future: A Task Force on Public Education for the 21st Century

Thursday, February 11, 2016
7:30 PM
Milledoler Hall, Room 100
520 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ


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The Eagleton Institute of Politics and
Barnes and Noble at Rutgers University present

United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground
and Advancing the Common Good

A Book Talk with U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

About Cory Booker:

  • Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2013
  • New Jersey's first African-American senator
  • Serves on four Senate Committees:
    • Commerce, Science and Transportation
    • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
    • Environment and Public Works
    • Homeland Security and Government Affairs
  • Mayor of Newark, 2006-2013
  • Served on Newark City Council, 1998-2002

In his new book, United, U.S. Senator Cory Booker "sounds a call to reorient our civic discourse around the principles of empathy and solidarity. Telling candid, inspiring stories from his life and career and imparting lessons learned from people who motivated him to serve, he speaks of rising above discord, tending to our shared resources, and embracing our common destiny."

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
7:00 PM
Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center
100 George Street, 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

Make It Better: What Corruption Means
and What We Can Do About It

Zephyr Teachout

Thursday, February 25, 2016
7:00 PM
Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ

Books will be available for purchase and signing
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Steele-ing the Scene: Election 2016

Michael Steele


  • Former chair, Republican National Committee
  • MSNBC political analyst
  • Lieutenant Governor of Maryland (2003-2007); first African-American elected to statewide office in Maryland
  • President & CEO of The Steele Group, which works with institutional and individual clients to design overall business development, investor, networking, and communications strategies
  • Full bio available here

Monday, February 29, 2016
12:45 PM - Lunch and lecture
Teleconference/Lecture Hall: SCC 403, Alexander Library
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick

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The Eagleton Institute of Politics in collaboration with
the School of Communication and Information presents

Election 2016: The Media, the Messages and the Madness

Nicolle Wallace

Nicolle Wallace is a bestselling author, political analyst for MSNBC, and former co-host of ABC’s “The View.” She served as communications chief for George W. Bush’s White House and re-election campaign, as well as senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling contemporary political novels, Eighteen Acres, It’s Classified, and Madam President.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
12:45 PM - Lunch and lecture
Teleconference/Lecture Hall: SCC 403, Alexander Library
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick

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The 2016 Albert W. Lewitt Endowed Lecture

From the Raritan to the Potomac:
Rutgers' Voice in Washington

A Conversation with Francine Newsome Pfeiffer

Vice President for Federal Relations, Rutgers University

  • Director of Rutgers University’s Office of Federal Relations in Washington, D.C. for 19 years
  • Chaired the Council on Government Affairs at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
  • Chaired the Council on Federal Relations Steering Committee at the Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Frequent speaker on federal policies affecting higher education and on effective university engagement with Congress
  • Alumna of Rutgers University

Monday, April 4, 2016
5:30 PM - Reception
6:00 PM - Conversation
Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane


General admission FREE - RSVP required
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The Louis J. Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series presents

The Honorable
Sonia Sotomayor

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice

Photo Credit: The Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Princeton University
  • J.D., Yale Law School; served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal
  • Served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office from 1979–1984
  • Litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984–1992
  • Nominated to U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, by President George H.W. Bush in 1991, and served from 1992-1998
  • Served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998–2009
  • Nominated as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009, and assumed the role August 8, 2009
  • Author, My Beloved World (2013)

Monday, April 11, 2016
3:00 PM
Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ

Copies of My Beloved World will be available for purchase
General admission FREE - RSVP required

Registration will open February 16th at 11 AM.
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The Center for American Women and Politics and
The Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership present

Nia-Malika Henderson

CNN Senior Political Reporter

Race, Gender and the 2016 Election

Nia-Malika Henderson is a senior political reporter for CNN. She reports broadly on the 2016 campaign for CNN's digital and television platforms, with a special focus on identity politics — exploring the dynamics of demographics, race and religion and reporting on the groups of people who help shape national elections.
Prior to joining CNN, Henderson was a national political reporter for The Washington Post, where she covered the White House, the 2012 presidential campaign, and the 2010 mid-term elections and anchored the Post's Election 2012 blog. She also covered the first two years of the Obama administration for Politico and was Newsday's lead reporter covering the 2008 Obama campaign, the Democratic primary race and the Democratic National Convention. Before joining Newsday's national staff, she wrote for The Baltimore Sun. Henderson graduated cum laude from Duke University with a bachelor's degree in literature and cultural anthropology. She earned master's degrees from Yale University in American studies and Columbia University in journalism.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
7:00 PM
Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ


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Questions
If you have questions, please contact Randi Chmielewski at (848) 932-8455 or email events@eagleton.rutgers.edu