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Photos from Events at Eagleton


January 2017

Tracey Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor and director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, spoke about "Policing and Its Reform in the 21st Century: Creating a New Narrative of Public Security" as Eagleton observed Constitution Day 2016.
Professor Cliff Zukin spoke during "Pollsters on Politics: A Conversation About the 2016 Race for President and the State of Public Opinion Research," an all-star panel of pollsters moderated by Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling interim director Ashley Koning and including Natalie Jackson, Scott Keeter, and Joe Lenski.
CBS Face the Nation host John Dickerson set the 2016 election in historical context, drawing on his book,  Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History
Republican strategist Mike DuHaime and Democratic strategist Maggie Moran, who co-teach political campaigning at Eagleton, displayed bipartisan comity during "Revolutions Have Consequences: The Meanings of the 2016 Elections," part of A Day of Revolutionary Thinking marking Rutgers University's 250th anniversary.
RU Voting™ students paused outside Eagleton during their fall campus voter registration efforts.
Eagleton Undergraduate Associates paid a visit to the RevolUtionary Monument, a symbol of Rutgers University's 250th anniversary, displayed outside Eagleton during October 2016.
Former NJ Governor Christine Todd Whitman led a discussion about climate politics during the fall Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop.


January 2016

Political strategist Eva Pusateri Campbell led a September workshop on "Political Campaign Careers for Women: An Operative's Guide to the Industry" as part of CAWP's Ready to Run® program.
Poll director and professor David Redlawsk, in Iowa tracking the presidential race, talked with students in Institute director Ruth B. Mandel's Byrne Seminar, "You and the 2016 Elections."
Author Dale Russakoff (l) discussed her book about the Newark schools, The Prize, with New York Times reporter Kate Zernike. You can watch the video of their conversation.
Former Senator George Mitchell met with Eagleton Fellows and Undergraduate Associates during his visit as the Clifford P. Case Professor of Public Affairs. Video of Mitchells public lecture is available here.
Undergraduate Associate Antonia Gingerelli represented Eagleton's Youth Political Participation Program at the annual conference hosted by Harvard University's Institute of Politics.
Eagleton faculty and staff gathered to kick off celebrations of the Institute's 60th anniversary year.
Joann Padron Carney of the American Association for the Advancement of Science presented "Working with Congress: A Guide for Scientists" as part of the Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop.
Students conduct a survey for the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll from the call center in Eagleton's Carriage House.
RU Voting student Damilola Onifade answered voter registration questions at the Rutgers University Student Involvement Fair.


June 2015

CAWP Tracks Gender on the Campaign Trail:
Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) has joined the Barbara Lee Family Foundation in a new nonpartisan initiative to track, analyze and illuminate gender dynamics in election 2016. Learn more at
Fellows Get a Lesson in Practical Politics:
The 2015 Eagleton Fellows learned about the Maryland legislative process from Senate President Mike Miller during the annual trip to Annapolis this spring. Having held the office since 1987, Miller is the longest serving Senate president in the country.
Connecting Science and Politics:
Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, helped launch the inaugural Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop this spring. The initiative enables students and postdocs to explore how science intersects with politics, policymaking, and public discourse.
Learning about Women's Leadership:
Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande shared advice and a call to action with students in Prof. Mandel's Byrne (first-year) Seminar, "A Woman for President?" Casagrande encouraged the students to get involved, asking "If not you, then who?"
Summer Reading from Eagleton Faculty:
Two beach take-alongs: new books by Prof. David Redlawsk, The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning, and Prof. Kelly Dittmar, Navigating Gendered Terrain: Stereotypes and Strategy in Political Campaigns. Or listen to the authors discuss their recent releases here.
UA's meet with former Senator Kaufman:
Eagleton Undergraduate Associates exchanged ideas with Ted Kaufman, former U.S. Senator (DE) and longtime chief of staff to Senator Joe Biden, during his visit as part of the Holland Program on Ethics in Government. Watch Sen. Kaufman's Holland lecture here.
Young Leaders Conference:
Students shared a "selfie" with New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill during the Youth Political Participation Program's annual RU Ready™ Young Leaders Conference.


November 2014

Congratulations Professor Susan J. Carroll:
The Political Studies Association (Great Britain) has awarded Professor Susan Carroll, senior scholar at Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics, its Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies Award. Read more about Prof. Carroll's research here.
Politics as Contact Sport:
Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson visited Eagleton in November to meet with students and deliver a public lecture. Watch Senator Simpson's candid remarks about practical politics here.
2014 Gubernatorial Election Analysis:
The tide that shifted control of the U.S. Senate to Republicans was equally powerful in the 36 gubernatorial races, where Republicans also made major gains. Check out the  fast facts published by Eagleton's Center on the American Governor (CAG).
An Alumni Success Story, Nancy Floyd (Fellow '77):
Eagleton alumna Nancy Floyd was welcomed back to talk about her professional journey as the founder and managing director of a venture capital firm focused on investments in new energy technology. She noted that her background in politics and policy gave her a competitive edge.
Teaching About Politics:
Former New Jersey Governor James Florio met with Eagleton Fellows enrolled in Prof. Joe Doria's Legislative Policymaking course.
Welcome Class of 2016 UA's:
The Institute is pleased to announce the Class of 2016 Eagleton Undergraduate Associates. Students from all Rutgers schools, departments and campuses, selected for the program in a competitive application process.
Teaching About Politics:
GOP pollster Adam Geller spoke with students in Eagleton's Political Campaigning course about the role of public opinion research in modern campaigns.

May 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics in March for a conversation about women's leadership..
Fox News chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel met with Eagleton Fellows during his visit to deliver the Albert W. Lewitt Endowed Lecture in April.
RU Voting™, a project of the Youth Political Participation Program (YPPP), hosted a screening and student discussion about the documentary Mitt as part of its ongoing Popcorn & Politics series.
In February, U.S. Senator Cory Booker spoke to students about Black History Month and his first few months in Congress. Watch the video here.
Ian Spencer and Bret Jacobson (not pictured), founders of Red Edge, discussed digital advocacy and online politics at the Rutgers Student Center. Check out their presentation here.
Eagleton director Ruth B. Mandel took her Byrne Seminar students to the 2014 Women in the World Summit in New York City.
New Jersey Assistant Secretary of State Carol Cronheim (Eagleton Fellow '93) shared her experiences with students in director Ruth B. Mandel's undergraduate course Political Women: Some Who Dared.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop spoke with students after his February lecture, part of the Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government.
Undergraduate Associates in Professor Gerald Pomper's Practice of Politics course were tasked with balancing the federal budget during a class session this spring.
Eagleton Fellows heard from Delegate Melony Griffith during their annual trip to Annapolis, Maryland. The trip provides an opportunity for comparative analysis of state politics and government.

March 2014

Eagleton Institute director Ruth B. Mandel welcomed a packed room of Fellows and Undergraduate Associates for an off-the-record conversation with former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) in November. Snowe visited the Institute as the 2013 Clifford P. Case Professor of Public Affairs.
Students joined MSNBC's Chris Matthews on stage for a lively discussion as part Eagleton's  Louis J. Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series: Toward Better Citizenship this past December.
Professor David Redlawsk, director of Eagleton's Center for Public Interest Polling, taped an interview with Fox News during the lead-up to the special election for New Jersey's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
George Norcross spoke to the Eagleton Fellows and Undergraduate Associates about New Jersey politics during a special Drawing Room session in December.
Eagleton's Center on the American Governor hosted a roundtable discussion with former NJ governor Christine Todd Whitman (l) and members of her senior staff to discuss her administration's economic policies, including former chief of staff Judy Shaw, (r).
Professor Emeritus Gerald Pomper greeted the Undergraduate Associates Class of 2015 at their welcome-to-Eagleton  event during the fall semester.
In December, Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, joined with Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy scholar Sayu Bhojwani to discuss immigration reform. Watch the video here.
Eagleton students with Former Governor Barbara Roberts reflected on her time as Oregon's chief executive during an interview with Institute associate director John Weingart for Eagleton's Center on the American Governor.


Winter 2013-14

2014 Eagleton Fellows enjoyed the annual Opening Program (pictured L to R: Olta Bejleri, Michael Woodruff, Anthony Marcum, Adam Scalice, and Peter Fu).
Eagleton's Youth Political Participation Program hosted a packed lunchtime discussion of the gubernatorial race with Matt Katz (Philadelphia Inquirer – left) and Nicholas Acocella (PolitifaxNJ – right), moderated by RU Voting intern Mark Feaster (center).
Ray Bramucci, commissioner of the NJ Department of Labor during the Florio administration, was interviewed by Rick Sinding for the Center on the American Governor.
Sayu Bhojwani, a visiting scholar with Eagleton's Program on Immigration and Democracy, lectured in October about "The New Majority and Political Representation: A Look at Immigrants as Candidates, Elected Officials and Policymakers"
Youth Political Participation Program RU Voting interns helped students register to vote at the Douglass Campus Center on Constitution Day.
Hundreds gathered to celebrate the career and life of the late Professor Alan Rosenthal at Nicholas Music Center in September.
Eagleton hosted Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, for a conversation about his recent book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America's Gilded Capital at the campus bookstore in October.
Eagleton students with Morning After panelists Darryl Isherwood (; Jim McGreevey (former NJ governor); Christine Todd Whitman (former NJ governor); and Kate Zernike (New York Times) following the traditional post-election session at Eagleton.


Summer 2013

Interested in getting involved at Eagleton? Check out the For Students page for information about courses, internships, and more!
Teach a Girl to Lead™ is a new initiative from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) to support and expand civic learning and engagement opportunities for girls and young women. Find out more!
Marc Mappen, author of Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation, signed copies of his recent work during a June program co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Press.