Diversity in New Jersey
The latest Rutgers-Eagleton/Fairleigh Dickinson University poll found that although New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the nation, not all residents experience its diversity within their own neighborhoods.  While most New Jerseyans say their neighbors are diverse in their political views, they report less diversity when it comes to social class and racial and ethnic backgrounds.

"A notable segment of the population is isolated from the diversity New Jersey is so well known for and does not see it as a necessity in everyday life," said Ashley Koning, assistant research professor and director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. "Who you live next to and what you believe are significantly influenced by key demographic factors like race, ethnicity, region, socioeconomic status, and age."
Undergraduates Learn About Practical Politics
Apply by October 25th at 5pm
Rutgers juniors from all campus locations, schools, and majors are encouraged to apply to the Eagleton Undergraduate Associates Program.  Undergraduate Associates  explore current themes in state and national politics in small seminar courses taught by distinguished Eagleton faculty and practitioners. The program offers students the opportunity to apply political theories to real-word scenarios.

During the spring semester of their junior year, Undergraduate Associates take 
Practice of Politics   with associate professor of political science  Saladin Ambar . In this course, students analyze different political decisions - such as the Constitutional Convention, jury verdicts, voting outcomes, budgets, legislative actions, campaign strategies, presidential programs, and American foreign policy - in order to gain a deeper appreciation for the practicalities of political choices. Political power is also a critical theme of the course, with students analyzing important literary works to explore how power influences the personal and the political.
During the summer or fall semester of their senior year, Undergraduate Associates participate in an internship in government, politics, or public affairs. They also take the  Internship Seminar  during the fall semester of senior year. This course gives them the opportunity to reflect on their internship experiences within the context of current overarching political trends. The course is taught by  Francine Newsome Pfeiffer , vice president for federal relations at Rutgers University.

In their final semester of undergraduate education, Undergraduate Associates take the Process of Politics course, which focuses on the ways in which public policy is defined and politics is practiced in the operations of government. The course also explores current national and statewide races and other political events and their resonance with core themes of the Undergraduate Associates program. Associate research professor Elizabeth C. Matto teaches the course.
CAWP Hosts Leadership Training with Girl Scouts of NJ
Every year, Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics collaborates with the Girl Scouts of New Jersey on Girl Scouts in Action, a one-day program for Girl Scouts (grades 9-12) who are interested in learning about government and politics. The program offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the history of women in politics, create their own campaign messages, and explore how to turn their personal passions into public policy change. A panel of women public leaders shared their stories about serving in office, including why they ran for office or pursued political careers and the difference women make. The Girl Scouts also had a chance to get mentoring advice from the elected leaders in small group discussions over lunch.
Attend an Event
Popcorn and Politics: Debate Watch
Are you watching the next Democratic debate? Join Eagleton's Center for Youth Political Participation for a Popcorn and Politics event to watch the Democratic debate along with other Rutgers students. Open to current Rutgers students only.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM

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Design and the Green New Deal
Hear Dr. Billy Fleming, UPenn professor of urbanism and ecology and former White House advisor on urban affairs, discuss what a world designed by the Green New Deal would be like. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6 PM

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This event is hosted by the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
and is cosponsored by the Eagleton Science and Politics Initiative.
Check-out the Eagleton Calendar
Don't forget the check the calendar on Eagleton's new website for upcoming events.

The Morning After: An Odd-Year Election
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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Book Launch of: A Mayor for All the People: Kenneth Gibson's Newark
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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