The Bloustein School has scheduled a full array of events this fall, including lectures and public policy forums. All events are free and open to the public in the Special Events Forum.
Dr. Arie Nesher
Prominent Israeli architect Dr. Arie Nesher will deliver this year's Edward J. Bloustein and Ruth Ellen Steinman Memorial Lecture, speaking on "Politics of the Environment in Israel and the Region," on October 6, starting at 5:00 pm. The event is co-sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. Click here to learn more.
Health Care Reform Panel
On Oct. 10, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, a panel of public health and political experts from Rutgers and UMDNJ will explore the issue of healthcare reform in this year's presidential election. Professor Alan Rosenthal of the Eagleton Institute of Politics will moderate the panel, which includes Professor Joel C. Cantor of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy; Dr. Allison M. Blake, Rutgers School of Social Work; Professor David Mechanic, Institute for Health, Healthcare Policy, & Aging Research; Professor Alan Monheit, UMDNJ School of Public Health; and Professor Cliff Zukin, Bloustein School. Click here for the event announcement.
Author and Rutgers University graduate Daniel Lerch of the Post Carbon Institute will deliver this year’s Annual Isadore Candeub Memorial Lecture in Planning on October 16 at 7:30 pm. Lerch will lecture on his book, "Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty," described as "the first major local government guidebook on peak oil and global warming." Click here to learn more.
Rob Kitchin, a geography professor with the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, will be the guest of the Bloustein School and the Rutgers Department of Geography on October 23 at 1:10 pm, lecturing on “Soft Cities: Software and the Remaking of the American City.”' Kitchin has written on subjects ranging from "Key Texts in Human Geography" to "Understanding Contemporary Ireland" to "Lost in Space: Geographies of Science Fiction." To learn more, click here.
Policy Symposium on the Cultural Economy of New Jersey
The Center for Government Services is hosting an October 24 Policy Symposium on the Cultural Economy of New Jersey starting at 1:00 pm. The symposium will revisit the controversial speech delivered in 1959 by then Rutgers President Mason Gross characterizing New Jersey as “culturally almost bankrupt,” to explore what impact the arts have on today’s state economy. Scheduled speakers include New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells, Assistant Professor Elizabeth Currid of the University of Southern California, Jeffrey Norman, vice president of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, John McEwen, executive director of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and University Professor Joseph J. Seneca. Click here to learn more.
Future Role of Independent System Operators (ISOs)
Also on October 24, the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy is sponsoring a public forum on the future role of ISOs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in the context of rising energy and electricity prices, pressing environmental concerns, and the performance of wholesale electricity markets after approximately a decade of experience. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. Click here for the agenda.