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Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop


The Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop (ESPW), a collaborative initiative among several partners, serves aspiring scientists and social scientists, including both graduate students and post-docs. Established in 2015, it enables participants to explore intersections between science and politics in order to increase their understanding of how politics affects their disciplines and how they can effectively engage with political and policymaking institutions – including through careers in public service. In three annual sessions, ESPW highlights the need for improvements in communication between scientists and non-scientists and for expanding the pool of scientifically trained graduates interested in public service careers.

Upcoming Events
4/14/17SciPolicy in Transition - Top government affairs experts will share a report from Washington, D.C. and advice for what scientists need to know, should be watching, and can do.
Details and registration here.

Speakers:
  • Andrew Black
    Chief of Staff and Director
    Executive Office, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Julie Groeninger
    Associate Director of Government Affairs
    Princeton University
  • Francine Newsome Pfeiffer
    Vice President for Federal Relations
    Rutgers University

Past Programs
Spring 2015 event 1/30/15 - Communicating Science to Politicians and the Public
A copy of the program booklet is available here.

4/10/15 - Public Decision Making in Health, Education, and the Environment
A copy of the program booklet is available here.

12/4/15 - Advocating for Science – How to Inform and Persuade Politicians
A copy of the program booklet is available here.

2/5/16 - When Does Science Influence Policy?
A copy of the program booklet is available here.

9/23/16 - Climate Politics and Congressional Simulation
A copy of the program booklet is available here

3/3/17 - Thwarting Polarization While Communicating the Science of Zika and Zika Prevention with Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson A copy of the program booklet is available here.

Partners
The 2016-2017 Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop is offered in collaboration with the following partners (list in formation):
  • The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences
  • Departments of Neuroscience & Cell Biology and Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Division of Life Sciences
  • Graduate School-New Brunswick
  • Office of the Executive Dean, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
  • The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SciWomen)
  • The Rutgers University iJOBS Program, which is funded by a Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training grant from the NIH
Program Contact
For more information, please contact Eagleton's manager of outreach and special projects, Randi Chmielewski, at randic@eagleton.rutgers.edu or (848) 932-8455.