The Eagleton Institute of Politics and
Walt Whitman Center for Culture and Politics of Democracy
Presidents, Politics, and Poems:
Inaugural Poetry and the American Presidency
A Public Reading and Discussion
Director, Center for Race and Ethnicity
Ruth B. Mandel, Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Barry V. Qualls,
Vice President for Undergraduate Education
Rutgers faculty members will read poems commissioned for presidential inaugurations, including works by Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, and Elizabeth Alexander; reflect on their historical, political, and literary contexts; and discuss how inaugural poetry can shed light on the American presidency.
This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Eagleton's Program on Immigration
The Future of Immigrant America
with special invited guest
The Honorable Yvette Clarke
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-NY); Senior Whip, Democratic Caucus; Member, House Committee on Homeland Security and House Committee on Small Business; Secretary, Congressional Black Caucus; top legislative issues include: immigration reform, caribbean issues, and homeland security
Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke is a Brooklyn native whose roots are firmly planted in her Jamaican heritage. A product of the New York City Public School System, Rep. Clarke received a scholarship to Oberlin College and was a recipient of the prestigious APPAH/Sloan Fellowship in Public Policy and Policy Analysis.
As the Congressional Representative of the 11th district, she is committed to continuing the district's legacy of excellence as set forth by the late Honorable Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman and Caribbean American elected to Congress.
April 9, 2012
This event was co-sponsored by: Center for American Women and Politics; Department of Latino
and Hispanic Caribbean Studies; Department of Africana Studies;
West Indian Student Organization; School of Management and Labor Relations; Center for Migration and the Global City; Rutgers Future Scholars; Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Partnerships in the Arts and Humanities
The Best Job in Politics: Exploring How Governors
as Policy Leaders
Eagleton professor Alan Rosenthal's latest book, The Best Job in Politics: Exploring How Governors Succeed as Policy Leaders, draws on a survey of former governors, personal interviews, gubernatorial memoirs and biographies. Rosenthal shows students how and why governors succeed as policy leaders and makes a case as to why some governors are better at leveraging the institutional advantages of the office.
One Mind for Research: The Politics of
Advancing Brain Health Research
Former Congressman (D-RI)
Visiting Associate, Eagleton Institute of Politics
Patrick Kennedy served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Rhode Island, and is predominantly known as the author and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Now Kennedy is the co-founder of the One Mind for Research campaign, the next step in the effort to bring together scientists working in various domains of brain research toward a common goal.
Humor and Politics: How to Write Jokes
When the News Is Ridiculous
Writer, The Daily Show
with John Stewart
Elliott Kalan is an Emmy award-winning writer forThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart, co-writer of Earth: The Book, and a freelance comedian. He has written for Discover Magazine, Metro, the New York Public Library, and Marvel Comics, and co-produced the "Gay Cowboy" montage for the 78th Academy Awards. He is co-host of the podcast The Flophouse and wants to be Andy Rooney (check out FunnyorDie.com).
February 8, 2012 Ruth Mandel interviewed Eliot Kalan of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. A video highlight is available in an article in
Rutgers Today - available here.
MORLEY WINOGRAD is a senior fellow at the University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for communication
Leadership and Policy. He served as senior policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore during the second term of President linton's
MICHAEL D. HAIS retired as the vice president of entertainment research at the communications research firm Frank N.
ABC News' Senior Health and Medical Editor
Preparedness, Pandemic, and Political Change
ABC News' senior health medical editor
Regular contributor to Good Morning America and World News
Former acting director, Centers for Disease Control
April 7, 2011
Major support for this lecture series has been provided through
the generosity of The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
This event co-sponsored by:
Byrne First-Year Seminars; Office of the Executive Dean, School of Arts
and Sciences; Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education; School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program; School of Communication and Information
Eagleton Institute of Politics presents with the School of Communication and Information
and Institute for Information Policy and Law
Public Media, NJN, and the Future
of Journalism in NJ
September 16, 2010
Professor of Communications and Public Affairs, Princeton University; author, A Future for Public Media in New Jersey, August 2010; co-editor, The American Prospect
Acting Executive Director, NJN
Professor, Rutgers University School of Law, Camden; co-director, Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law; author, Modeling Policy for Public Media
Associate Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics
Paul Starr's August, 2010 report:
"A Future for Public Media in New
Jersey: How to Create a New Basis for Pubic Radio, TV and Online Media
in One of American Journalism's Worst Covered States" available here
Kate Zernike Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America
author of Boiling Mad, is a national correspondent for The New York Times
and was a member of the team
that shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for
Explanatory Reporting. She has covered education, Congress, and four national
elections for The New York Times and was
previously a reporter for The Boston Globe.