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"This Is the Fire" Book Talk with CNN's Don Lemon

Join Eagleton and Rutgers University in welcoming CNN's Don Lemon as he talks about his new book, “This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism.” Tuesday, April 20th at 5pm EST via Zoom

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Measuring Success: Women in 2020 Legislative Elections

In a new report measuring the success of women in 2020 legislative elections, CAWP examined 2020 congressional and state legislative data, and looked ahead to what 2020 election outcomes mean for the future of women in American politics.

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New Report: A Contagion of Institutional Distrust

The aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has led to the emergence of a new broad, anti-government conspiracy theory spreading on social media that is dovetailing with anti-vaccination and anti-public health extremism, according to a new report by the Miller Center.

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News & Announcements

Mitch McConnell once knew all about the filibuster’s racist history. What changed?

The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage blog published an op-ed written by Eagleton Professor Saladin Ambar. "The simple truth is that the filibuster — a Senate rule that allows for extended debate — was the most prominent tool employed to thwart the civil rights

Who's watching Big Tech? The dangers of using algorithms to fight extremism

The Hill published an op-ed written by John J. Farmer, Jr., the director of Eagleton. "[H]istory counsels caution today when, in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, our government has awakened belatedly to the danger of domestic extremism and has pledged tens of millions of dollars to arrest its spread. Although varying approaches are being proffered to the Biden administration, they are unified by identifying as a principal source of the problem the role of social media platforms’ algorithms in organizing and amplifying extremist messaging," wrote Farmer.

Making Women’s History

Last month, Former United States Senator Barbara Mikulski spoke to the Rutgers community as the 2020-2021 Clifford P. Case Professorship of Public Affairs. Throughout her career of public service as the longest-serving woman in the Senate and in Congress, Senator Mikulski left cracks in the glass ceiling, breaking down barriers for women’s entry into elected office and the American political system.

NJ Spotlight News: The early clues to homegrown terrorism and the few who followed them

Read the NJ Spotlight News piece about Miller Center researchers, including Eagleton director John J. Farmer, Jr., who warned of growing threats from domestic extremists.

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