In the wake of the Don Imus controversy, Hillary Clinton will visit Rutgers University on Monday. (The press release announcing her visit follows.)

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to Visit Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics

Women’s leadership will be in the spotlight when Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey on Monday, April 16th to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Eagleton Institute of Politics and the 35th anniversary of Eagleton’s Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP).

Addressing the theme “Because Politics Matters: Women and Public Leadership,” Senator Clinton will speak at noon at Trayes Hall in the Douglass College Center of Rutgers, 100 George Street in New Brunswick. (Directions here:

“We’re delighted that Senator Clinton has accepted our invitation to help us mark these important anniversaries,” said Ruth B. Mandel, director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. “She’s coming to speak about women as leaders, a subject that our Center for American Women and Politics has explored and championed for 35 years.”

Senator Clinton’s talk is the latest in Eagleton’s 50th anniversary lecture series, “Because Politics Matters.” Consistent with the Institute’s history of fostering thoughtful discussion of timely topics, speakers have addressed challenges facing our democracy, emphasizing opportunities for expanding political participation and strengthening civic engagement.

“A pioneering leader herself, Senator Clinton has been an exemplar of women’s political advancement,” notes Debbie Walsh, director of CAWP. “We’re honored that she is joining us as we celebrate our past and look toward our future.”

About the Eagleton Institute of Politics:

The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University links the study of politics with its day-to-day practice. Exploring state and national politics through research, education, and public service, the Institute focuses attention on how American politics and government work, how they change, and how they can be improved. Eagleton programs contribute to more effective, ethical governance; broader representation; and a better informed and actively engaged citizenry.

About the Center for American Woman and Politics:

The Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a university-based research, education and public service center. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women’s changing relationship to politics and government and to enhance women’s influence and leadership in public life. CAWP is a leading authority in its field and a respected bridge between the academic and political worlds.