November 16, 2021

Unequal Voice: A Conversation About Why Men Out-Give Women in State Elections and Why Women Should Give More

Women out-vote men. Less well known is that men out-give women. We assemble a panel of experts to discuss why women are underrepresented as contributors to state legislative and statewide executive elections, what can be done about it, and how unequal voice impacts the success of women candidates. Panelists will discuss the reports in the CAWP Women, Money, and Politics series—a collaboration between CAWP and OpenSecrets—including the forthcoming report titled The Money Race for the State Legislature.

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October 14, 2021

Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities

The Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement invites you to join us for a virtual book talk featuring Laura Hamilton and Kelly Nielsen, authors of Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities from 4-5PM on October 14, 2021. This talk is part of the Politics of Higher Education Series a Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement event that aims to build awareness of how political decision-making impacts issues related to college access and equity.

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September 14, 2021

Teaching Civic Engagement Globally

Join the Eagleton Institute of Politics and the American Political Science Association in conversation with the editors and contributors of Teaching Civic Engagement Globally as they discuss the need to teach democratic citizenship, the theoretical discussions and challenges regarding global civic engagement education, and successful evidence-based pedagogical approaches for linking democratic education research with action that reflects contemporary global circumstances.

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June 24, 2021

Walking the Line:
New Jersey Ballots, Candidates, and Voters

The program will begin with a presentation by Professor Julia Sass Rubin from the Bloustein School on her analysis of the impact of the county-based "line" in NJ primaries, with specific analysis of the contests in 2020 and of those in 2021 that will have just occurred. Following Julia's comments, we will hear from four panelists, each of whom has expertise on ballot design and other related election reform issues.

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May 26, 2021

Empowering Asian American Women Political Leaders

Asian Americans have historically been underrepresented in all levels of government in New Jersey. With the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes this past year, especially those targeting Asian women, as well as ongoing challenges of systemic racism facing Asian communities, it is more critical than ever to ensure more Asian American women have seats at policymaking tables. This esteemed panel will discuss the importance of Asian American women political leaders, and how to encourage and support more Asian women to become public leaders.

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April 23, 2021

Viral Disinformation and How Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Spreads Across Virtual and Real-World Networks

Anti-vaccination disinformation around COVID-19 has been consistent and deliberate since the Covid-19 virus reached the United States in January 2020. The public has witnessed anti-vaccine motifs appearing on coordinated protest signs, highway overpasses, and most concerning, across all social media platforms. Researchers from NCRI and Rutgers have developed a qualitative and quantitative overview that details the categories of anti-vaccine disinformation, identifies major online groups amplifying anti-vaccine disinformation, and best practices for countering antivaccination attitudes.

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April 14, 2021

Survey Research And Sampling In The New Digital Era – Challenges And Innovative Approaches

2020 can easily be classified as an inflection point in the evolution of digital age. COVID-19 and resulting technological evolution has potentially led to permanent changes in how we think and behave. Technology is driving many aspects of our lives- from purchasing behaviors to how we communicate and express our opinions. What does it all mean for survey research? In this presentation, we will attempt to examine what recent changes to the digital landscape mean for the future of survey research.

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April 7, 2021

Medicine and Morality:
Lessons from the Holocaust and COVID-19

The past year has found our society faced with unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. The lessons of the Holocaust have informed our current situation as we struggle to meet this challenge in the most ethical manner possible. This Holocaust Remembrance Day, we look to medicine and morality as a way to reflect on the past and protect the future, while appreciating the miraculous work of our healthcare professionals during this global pandemic.

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April 6, 2021

RU Running? Virtual Session III

Join the Center for Youth Political Participation and The NEW Leadership® National Network for RU Running? Political Campaign Training! A three-part, virtual political campaign training for college students interested in running for public office or serving on a campaign, RU Running? participants will gain campaign skills and networking opportunities with political operatives and young elected leaders from around the country. All sessions will be held on Zoom. Links to follow.

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