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Political Figures Coming to Hub City For Eagleton Lectures This Month

Speakers Include Senator Cory Booker and 2014 NY Gubernatorial Candidate Zephyr Teachout Speaking at Rutgers Events
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Cory Booker will return to New Brunswick on February 16 to speak at the Douglass Campus Center Charlie Kratovil

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University is hosting several free lectures in the month of February.

The events are in honor of the institution's 60th anniversary this year. The theme of the anniversary events is "Make It Better."

The second event in the series will feature US Senator Cory Booker will be coming to Trayes Hall on inside the Douglass Campus Center at 100 George Street on February 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Booker is New Jersey's first African-American US Senator and a former mayor of Newark. He also recently published a book entitled "United." You can register for his talk at the Eagleton Institute's website.

On February 25 at 8:00 p.m., also in Trayes Hall, Zephyr Teachout will be delivering a talk called "Make It Better: What Corruption Means and What We Can Do About It."

She is a law professor at Fordham University Law School, who ran for Governor of New York in 2014.  She is also the CEO of Mayday PAC.

Registration for her talk is also available at the Eagleton Institute's website.

On February 11 at 7:30 p.m., Eagleton will be hosting Ambassador Phil Murphy at Milledoler Hall on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers for the first event in the series.

Murphy founded New Start New Jersey, served as the U.S. ambassador to Germany, and was the National Finance Chair for the Democratic National Committee.

He is currently one of three major contenders rumored to be in the running for the Democratic Party's nomination to be the next Governor of New Jersey.

Michael Steele will be delivering a lecture on February 29 at 12:45 p.m. at Alexander Library on College Avenue.  Lunch will be included.

Steele is former chair of the Republican National Committee, MSNBC policy analyst, former lieutenant government of Maryland, and president and CEO of The Steele Group.

The event featuring Murphy, and the one featuring Steele are already full, but you can join the waiting list for either event at the Institute's website.