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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March 9, 2021

RU Running?:
Political Campaign Training

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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February 23, 2021

RU Running?:
Young Elected Leaders Panel

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.

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December 2, 2020

Ascension 2020: 
Black Women in Media, Politics, and Power

Presented by the Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women’s Political Leadership Lecture Series: Linsey Davis, who joined ABC News in 2007, is a correspondent filing reports for World News, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Nightline. She also anchors two primetime news hours on ABC News Live. Davis has covered major news stories around the globe, including the Las Vegas massacre, Harvey Weinstein allegations and subsequent #MeToo movement stories, the Boston Marathon bombing, Nairobi Mall massacre, and several of former President Barack Obama’s trips overseas.

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November 19, 2020

Exercising Political Courage

“When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something.” These words were shared and lived by the Honorable John Lewis. Drawing from this inspiration and their own lived experiences, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor and former State Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and John J. Farmer, Jr., director of Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics and former New Jersey Attorney General, will discuss what it means and what it takes to exercise political courage.

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November 18, 2020

Trans Visibility and Empowerment 2020:
A Conversation with Minneapolis Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins

Presented by the Louis J. Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, [Princeton Series], and The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities. Andrea Jenkins is a writer, performance artist, poet, and transgender activist. She is the first African American openly trans woman to be elected to office in the United States.

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November 16, 2020

A Time to Build:
From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream

Dr. Yuval Levin argues, now is not a time to tear down, but rather to build and rebuild by committing ourselves to the institutions around us. From the military to churches, from families to schools, these institutions provide the forms and structures we need to be free. By taking concrete steps to help them be more trustworthy, we can renew the ties that bind Americans to one another.

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