Report Outlines Pathways to Greenhouse Gas Cuts in New Jersey

New Jersey has met its near-term requirement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, but reaching its 2050 goal will require much deeper reductions to meet this goal, according to a report released today by researchers at the Rutgers Climate Institute and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at […]

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Eleven Bloustein students selected as Eagleton Graduate Fellows

Eleven Bloustein School graduate students were among the 27 fellows selected for the Eagleton Institute of Politics 60th class of Eagleton Fellows. Eight Master of Public Policy, one Master of City and Regional Planning, and two dual MPP/MCRP candidates are among the Bloustein fellows. The Eagleton Fellowship Program was one of the first activities undertaken […]

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Franklin Township: State Resolution Opposes Northeast Supply Enhancement Project

According to a release from Williams researchers at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy estimate “the design and construction of the Northeast Supply Enhancement project will generate approximately $327 million in additional economic activity (GDP) in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. In addition, the project will directly and indirectly generate 3,186 jobs […]

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EJB students discuss MDGs, SDGs, peacekeeping and more at UN visit

by Maheen Rashid, MPP ’18 How can international development policy be implemented when actors and agents are in a constant state of flux? Have the caveats of past interventions of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) been mitigated and acknowledged for the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? These were some of the questions that […]

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Associate Professor Andrea Hetling Named University Chancellor’s Scholar

One of the initiatives of the Rutgers-New Brunswick Strategic Plan in 2015 was the creation of a Chancellor’s Excellence Fund, which calls for the designation of a select group of faculty members at the associate professor level as “Chancellor’s Scholars.” These individuals are nominated by their deans, and will carry the designation of “Chancellor Scholar” […]

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Bloustein students meet with UN officials to discuss peacekeeping operations, SDGs

In keeping with Rutgers’s motto of “Jersey Roots, Global Reach,” Bloustein students had the opportunity to visit the United Nations headquarters in April to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN’s role in peacekeeping throughout the world. Arranged by the school’s Office of Student and Academic Services the Division of Global Affairs Rutgers University-Newark […]

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Workshop analyzes science influence on policy

As science develops, new research, data and findings come about, which revolutionizes technology and brings forth improvements to better humanity. The Eagleton Institute of Politics held a workshop to discuss whether scientific methods directly bring those changes to society or if they influence public policy to bring those changes. The workshop, titled “When Does Science Influence […]

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Keeping old, dumb laws on the books is dangerous

Some laws on the books make no sense. What do we do with them? Just ignore them? Well, sure, in some cases, but, you never know when someone may decide to arrest you for detaining a homing pigeon or failing to audibly signal your intention to pass another vehicle (and not one drawn by a horse […]

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