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Upcoming events:
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: Public Decision Making in Health, Education, and the Environment
4/13/15- A Conversation with Brian Lamb, Founder and Former CEO, C-SPAN
4/16/15- Immigration Policy: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? with former INS Commissioner Doris Meissner
4/22/15- The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning, a book talk with author David P. Redlawsk
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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.

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Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop II:
Public Decision Making in Health,
Education, 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

Michael Catania
Executive Director, Duke Farms
Former Deputy Commissioner, NJ Department of Environmental Protection

Heather Howard
Director, State Health Reform Assistance Network
Lecturer in Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Former Commissioner, NJ Department of Health and Senior Services

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

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The Albert W. Lewitt Endowed Lecture

A Conversation with Brian Lamb

Brian Lamb
  • Executive Chairman and Founder,
    C-SPAN networks
  • Has held interviews with numerous U.S. presidents (including Nixon, Ford, Reagan, George W. Bush, Clinton and Obama) and world leaders (such as Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev)
  • Currently hosts Q & A, an interview program with people who are making things happen in the public sphere

The Albert W. Lewitt Endowed Lecture was established by Mrs. Benjamin Leon in memory of her brother, who worked on Capitol Hill in the 1940s, first on the staff of Senator W. Warren Barbour and later for Senator Albert W. Hawkes. The annual lecture, before an audience of Eagleton Institute of Politics faculty, staff, students and friends, is delivered by a current or former Member of Congress, congressional staffer or expert on Congress.

Monday, April 13, 2015
6:30 PM

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

General admission FREE - RSVP required
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The Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy and Rutgers School of Law present

Immigration Policy: Where Have We Been? Where are We Going?

 

Doris Meissner

Commissioner, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (1993-2000)

Doris MeissnerDoris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), is a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), where she directs U.S. immigration policy work. She will provide a policy overview and analysis of President Obama's new initiatives, as well as commentary about the immigration records of recent administrations and the Congress.

 

Thursday, April 16, 2015
11:15 AM
- Light refreshments
11:30 AM - Lecture and discussion
Lunch to follow

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

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The Eagleton Institute of Politics and its Center for Public Interest Polling
present

The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning

A book talk with author David Redlawsk

Positive Case for Negative Campaigning bookDavid Redlawsk is the director of the Center for Public Interest Polling at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and professor of political science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
  • Recent books include The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning (2105); Why Iowa? Sequential Elections, Reform and U.S. Presidential Nominations (with Caroline J. Tolbert and Todd Donovan); How Voters Decide: Information Processing in an Election Campaign (with Richard Lau)
  • Research published in numerous journals including American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and the American Journal of Political Science, as well as the journal Political Psychology

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5:00 PM
Reception
5:30 PM Program
Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ

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