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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
3/3/17 – Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson will explore the communications and political decision-making challenges associated with the Zika virus outbreak.
Details and registration here.

About Professor Jamieson:
  • Co-editor of The Oxford Handbook on Political Communication (2016) and The Oxford Handbook on the Science of Science Communication (2017 forthcoming)
  • Co-founder of FactCheck.org and its subsidiary site, SciCheck
  • Director of The Sunnylands Constitution Project, which has produced more than 30 award-winning films on the Constitution for high school students
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and past president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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

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.