Curricular Education Programs

Graduate Fellowship Program in Politics and Government

The Eagleton Graduate Fellowship offers selected Rutgers graduate students the opportunity to further their understanding of government, public affairs, and the practice of politics. All Rutgers graduate students are eligible to apply for this one-year, interdisciplinary certificate program.

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Undergraduate Associates Program

Eagleton Undergraduate Associates learn about real-world politics and government from experienced practitioners and faculty. Rutgers University juniors from any school or major are eligible to apply for this selective three-semester certificate program.

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Centers and Major Program Areas

Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)

CAWP is the leading source of research and data about American women’s political participation and works to enhance women’s influence and leadership in public life. Its education and outreach programs translate research findings into action, addressing women’s under-representation in political leadership with programs serving a variety of audiences.

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Eagleton Center on the American Governor (ECAG)

The Eagleton Center on the American Governor seeks to promote research and discussion on the varied roles, powers, and legacies of governors in the United States in order to inform present and future state executive leadership and enhance historical knowledge and perspective.

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Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP)

Home of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, ECPIP is the oldest university-based statewide survey research center in the United States. The Center conducts scientifically rigorous and cutting edge survey research, often in collaboration with government agencies, non-profit organizations, and university faculty and staff.

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Center for Youth Political Participation (CYPP)

CYPP advances the political learning of young people and equips them to be active citizens and leaders. The Center celebrates and supports the political learning of high school and college students and civic action among young adults, including those holding and running for office.

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Eagleton Science and Politics Initiative

The Eagleton Science and Politics Initiative explores: how science, technology, and politics intersect; the political systems that connect them; and how deeper understanding and clearer communication within and across these disciplines can benefit policymakers, scientists, and the larger public.

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Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience

The Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience engages in education and public service focused on protecting vulnerable communities. The Eagleton affiliated center identifies and disseminates best practices, offers training workshops, consults on security and civil liberties, and undertakes research.

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State Politics and Government

The Eagleton Institute of Politics focuses attention on the structures, powers, and processes of the 50 state governments. The Institute recognizes that actions by these varying legislative and executive bodies have enormous direct impact and often serve as laboratories of American democracy.

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Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy (EPID)

The Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy explores the challenges and opportunities stemming from significant levels of immigration — across the state, the region, the nation and the world.

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Special Programs and Lecture Series

The Albert W. Lewitt Endowed Lecture

This annual lecture is delivered by a current or former Member of Congress, a congressional staffer, or an expert on Congress. The series was established in memory of Albert W. Lewitt who worked on Capitol Hill in the 1940s.

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Louis J. Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series

The Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series promotes political participation and discourse. The series was established to honor Lou Gambaccini’s legacy in public service and his lifelong dedication to upholding the highest standards of civic responsibility.

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Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership

The Lipman Chair was created to honor the legacy of NJ State Senator Wynona Lipman, the first African American woman in the NJ legislature. It is intended to celebrate Senator Lipman, remind people of her achievements, and encourage others to follow in the footsteps of this path-breaking leader.

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Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government

The Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government honors the distinguished alumnus and long-time mayor of Trenton. The program seeks to promote transparency and honesty in public affairs and to improve public policy and government practices by replacing cynicism and apathy with awareness.

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Clifford P. Case Professorship of Public Affairs

The Clifford P. Case Professorship of Public Affairs honors former New Jersey Senator Clifford P. Case for representing New Jersey in the United States Congress for 34 years. The University honors Senator Case by bringing prominent and respected public servants to meet with students and deliver public remarks at Rutgers.

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