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What the 2022 Midterm Election Means for Our Democracy
Join experts from the Eagleton Institute of Politics as they analyze the results of the 2022 Midterm Election as it relates to representation, redistricting, political trends, public opinion polling, and what this all means for American democracy.
Saladin Ambar - Professor of Political Science; Senior Scholar, Eagleton Center on the American Governor
Kelly Dittmar - Associate Professor of Political Science, Rutgers-Camden; Scholar, Center for American Women and Politics
Ashley Koning - Assistant Research Professor; Director, Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling
Elizabeth Matto - Research Professor; Director, Center for Youth Political Participation
Kristoffer Shields - Assistant Research Professor; Historian and Program Manager, Eagleton Center on the American Governor
John Weingart - Associate Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics; Director, Eagleton Center on the American Governor
Election Integrity and the Battle for the Soul of Our Democracy with the "Election Nerds"
Join guest host Judge Travis Francis for a conversation with Ambassador Norm Eisen about election integrity and the upcoming 2022 midterm elections. Ambassador Eisen is currently a senior fellow in Governance Studies at Brooking. He served as special counsel to the House Judiciary, as U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and in the White House as special counsel and special assistant to the president for ethics and government reform. This podcast is a special edition episode with the "Election Nerds" and was made in partnership with the Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Center for Election Reform.
Moving Forward: A New Third Party
Join Saladin Ambar and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman for a discussion about threats to democracy, and Forward, a new political party and movement.
Giving a Voice to the Voiceless
What is polling and why is it important to participate in them? What role does polling play in a democracy? Saladin Ambar speaks to faculty and staff at the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. We learn that by giving people a voice, public opinion polls play an important role in shaping democracy.
What does it take to keep the republic?
Democracy isn't guaranteed, so how do we prepare Generation Z with the tools necessary to safeguard democracy?
Join Saladin Ambar in conversation with Dr. Elizabeth C. Matto, Director of Eagleton's Center for Youth Political Participation and CYPP Program Manager Jessica Ronan as they discuss civic engagement, Generation Z's influence on American politics, the RU Voting program, and 2022 Midterm Election information.
Reflections on 9/11, Twenty-One Years Later
Former New Jersey Attorney General John J. Farmer, Jr. recalls his experiences on the day of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and compares America's responses to other disasters and emergencies that have arisen since then. From 2003-2004, as senior counsel and team leader for the 9/11 Commission, Farmer led the investigation of the country’s preparedness for and response to the terrorist attacks and was a principal author of the Commission’s final report.
Ava Majlesi hosted the conversation with Farmer as part of an event held by the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The original recording took place on September 9, 2021 and was introduced by former Dean Peter March.
We thank the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences for partnering with us on the content of this episode.