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Eagleton Welcomes the Miller Center
The Eagleton Institute of Politics is pleased to welcome a new center led by Professor John J. Farmer, Jr. The Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience (CPR), to be housed at and affiliated with Eagleton, engages in education and public service focused on protecting vulnerable communities. Projects identify and disseminate best practices, offer training workshops, consult on security and civil liberties, and undertake research. We are grateful to Rutgers alumnus Paul S. Miller whose generous gifts to the Eagleton Institute and Rutgers Law provided the cornerstone for this new center.

The CPR mission "recognizes the world of vulnerable communities we now inhabit and the resurgence of hate that threatens them. Stated simply, the role of the center is to help break down barriers and instead to build bridges between vulnerable communities and law enforcement, vulnerable and majority communities and among the communities themselves," said Farmer.

A tenured professor and former Dean at Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Farmer served as attorney general during Governor Christine Todd Whitman's administration and as senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission.

We look forward to sharing more news about the Miller Center's work and welcome John J. Farmer, Jr. and CPR Associate Director Ava Majlesi to the Eagleton community.


The Institute welcomes its 61st class of Eagleton Fellows this year. The 27 graduate students hail from all three Rutgers campus locations in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick and from a variety of departments and professional schools. Get to know the Class of 2018 Fellows here.
Women in Congress — across partisan lines — know their presence makes a difference. That is one key finding in a new research report by Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), Representation Matters: Women in the U.S. Congress.
Dr. Elizabeth C. Matto, associate research professor and director of Eagleton's Center for Youth Political Participation, is among the editors of Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines. The book's contributors include scholars from multiple disciplines, fields, and careers.
"A generation after Cuomo's time in office, it is clear to me at least, that America had in fact produced a modern Cicero - a pragmatic and yet philosophic executive of the first order." - Professor Saladin Ambar, senior scholar at the Eagleton Center on the American Governor, on his new book, American Cicero: Mario Cuomo and the Defense of American Liberalism.
RU Voting, an initiative of Eagleton's Center for Youth Political Participation, has joined forces with Rutgers' Student Affairs to encourage civic participation as part of the Big 10 Voting Challenge.
Finding Gender in Election 2016: Lessons from Presidential Gender Watch was a collaboration between Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, working with expert scholars and practitioners to track, analyze and illuminate gender dynamics in the election. Read the full report or the highlights.
The Eagleton Center on the American Governor released a report providing advice to help nominees for governor prepare for the possibility of victory. From Candidate to Governor-Elect: Recommendations for Gubernatorial Transitions suggests what to think about and do before the election, along with a checklist of actions to take between the election and inauguration.


News and Announcements

Under-Promise And Over-Deliver On Women's Electoral Odds In 2018

Read Center for American Women and Politics Director Debbie Walsh and Professor Kelly Dittmar's HuffPost op-ed here.

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Standing on Principle with Gov. Florio

Watch Steve Kornacki's full conversation with former New Jersey Governor James J. Florio about his brand new book, Standing on Principle: Lessons Learned in Public Life. Or, take a minute to watch this Facebook clip of the exchange hosted by the Eagleton Center on the American Governor.

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Direction of the State of New Jersey

The Rutgers-Eagleton Poll has released new data on public attitudes about the Murphy administration and New Jersey's U.S. Senators. Read it here.

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Citizen Now: Engaging in Politics & Democracy

Watch this video to learn more about Center for Youth Political Participation Director Elizabeth C. Matto's new book, Citizen Now: Engaging in Politics & Democracy.

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