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Eagleton Institute of Politics
Eagleton Institute of Politics


State Politics and Government

Alan Rosenthal Fund
for the Study of State
Government and Politics

Immersing himself for almost fifty years in studying and improving state government, Professor Alan Rosenthal, the leading expert in his field, set a high standard for research, education and service.

To honor and extend his legacy, Eagleton has established the Alan Rosenthal Fund for the Study of State Government and Politics. This flexible fund will support teaching, educational programs, and research that increase an understanding of the workings of our democracy and help students make critical connections between their field of academic study and hands-on practical experience in state government and politics.

Tax deductible contributions to this fund may be made online here.

Recognizing that the fifty states are the laboratories of American democracy, the Eagleton Institute of Politics has long focused attention on state legislative research and service to ensure that both scholars and citizens understand the role and functioning of state government.

Eagleton's work has encompassed not only scholarship and applied research, but active involvement through public service programs to improve state legislatures as institutions. More recently, the Rutgers Program on the Governor was established at Eagleton in 2006 as the nation's only academic resource focusing on chief executives in the states. The program, looking at governors both nationally and in New Jersey, complements Eagleton's long-standing national prominence in work on state legislatures. The Institute approaches the subjects of governors and state legislatures as it does other topics — from a non-partisan perspective, blending scholarly study with understanding gained from the world of practitioners.