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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October 28, 2020

Polling 101: The Art, The Science, and a Look at the 2020 Presidential Election

Ashley Koning, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, will provide an overview of public opinion polling and discuss the delicate balance between its objective and subjective nature and its often overlooked roots in probability and uncertainty. She will also take a look at polling during the 2020 presidential election cycle, how it compares to 2016, whether we should trust it, and what challenges lie ahead for polling.

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October 20, 2020

Voting Rights, Election 2020,
Colleges, Universities, and Us

This webinar features Presidents from four institutions representing distinct structures and student bodies: Berkshire Community College, Howard University, Rutgers University, and Williams College. It is co-hosted by the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies at Williams College and the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, and it invites the featured speakers to reflects on the implications of voting rights and Election 2020 for the biggest issues facing colleges and universities today.

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October 7, 2020

Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the U.S.
A Book Talk with Dannagal G. Young

For almost a decade, journalists and pundits have been asking why we don't see successful examples of political satire from conservatives or of opinion talk radio from liberals. In her book, Irony and Outrage, Dannagal G. Young turns that question on its head to argue that opinion talk is the political satire of the right and political satire is the opinion programming of the left.

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September 29, 2020

The Litigated Presidential Election:
How to Prepare for the Unexpected

The presidential election set to take place on November 3rd between President Trump and former Vice President Biden is shaping up to be among the most litigated in history. There will likely be legal contests before, during and after the election. What will this mean for the future of our democracy and for our every-day lives, and what lessons can lawyers learn from the high-profile, high-stakes lawsuits and strategies? Presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association and Co-Hosted by Eagleton.

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April 2, 2020

The 2020 Census and Redistricting:
Why Every Count Matters – An Operational Update

Join U.S. Census Bureau Chief of Decennial Communications and Stakeholder Relations Kathleen Styles and Chief of the Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office James Whitehorne for a presentation about the status of the 2020 Census, the redistricting process, and upcoming data products that will be made available. Moderated by Rutgers School of Law University Professor Ronald Chen, the webinar will include an opportunity to submit questions.

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