Sen. Bob Menendez to discuss current U.S. foreign policy at 2022 Florio Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture

April 27, 2022

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will present the 2022 Gov. James J. Florio Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Public Policy Lecture, “Championing U.S. Foreign Policy and Strengthening our Global Engagement” on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Senator Bob Menendez will be discussing U.S. foreign policy as it relates to the Russia-Ukraine situation.

The event will be held in person ONLY at the Governor James J. Florio Special Events Forum, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. There will be no live stream or recording. The event is open to Rutgers University faculty, staff and students only. Rutgers ID must be presented.

As the leading Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Menendez has fought for a robust American foreign policy that champions the values of democracy, peace, and the preservation of human rights, frequently reaching across the aisle to ensure the United States remains fully engaged across the globe. He is the Senate leader in pursuing a foreign policy that counters hostile foreign influences, strengthens relations with our closest partners in the Western Hemisphere, promotes policies that reinforce the transatlantic relationship, and builds a strong national security posture in the face of unfriendly actors in Russia, Iran, Syria and beyond. 

In partnership with the offices of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, & Fader LLC, in 2015 the Bloustein School recognized Gov. James J. Florio’s public service career through the endowment of a high-level visiting scholar. The annual Governor James J. Florio Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Public Policy will be a former senior government official or policy practitioner, focusing on an issue that was central to his legislative and gubernatorial career. The themes of the lecture include public service, foreign policy, the environment, transportation mass transit, education, welfare reform, health care, and gun control.

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