Recent Events (2012 - 2013)

An Evening with Hon. Ed Rendell, Former Governor of Pennsylvania

Ed Rendell

April 1, 2014: Gov. Ed Rendell visited Rider to discuss the future of American politics.

Streaming video of the event is available online.

 


An Evening with Daniel Gross

Daniel Gross

March 11, 2014: Daniel Gross, global business editor at The Daily Beast and New York Times bestselling author, visited Rider to discuss "Why America's Economy Isn't as Messed Up as You Think."

Watch streaming video of the event and take a look at a slideshow from the visit.


An Evening with Hon. Jon Bramnick, New Jersey Assembly Republican Leader

Jon Bramnick

March 5, 2014: Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick spoke to an audience at Rider on March 5 about leadership and comedy. Distinguished attendees included Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson.

Reporting on the event, the Lawrence Ledger wrote,

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick may be known as “the Funniest Lawyer in New Jersey” — after all, he did win humor contests sponsored by the New Jersey Bar Association in the 1990s — but much of what he had to say last week wasn’t always funny.

Mr. Bramnick, who is the Republican assemblyman for the 21st Legislative District, cracked some jokes but also offered some serious advice to a mixed audience of Rider University students and political junkies at the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics’ “Governing New Jersey” series March 5.

“The reason we love politics,” said Mr. Bramnick, who is also the Assembly minority leader, is because shared experiences with others increases endorphins — a chemical substance within the body that makes people feel good.

“Shared experiences with others is addictive,” he said. “It’s exciting. I don’t think there is anything more important than sharing with others. If you don’t like politics, you don’t like connecting and learning from other people.”

For more on the event, see video of Bramnick's remarks in their entirety and view photos from the event.


An Evening with U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance

Leonard Lance

Dec. 5, 2013: U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-7) delivered "A Report from Washington, D.C." to an audience at Rider University.

Watch the video here.


An Evening with Steve Schmidt

Image of Steve Schmidt

Nov. 12, 2013: Steve Schmidt, senior advisor to the 2008 McCain for President campaign, spoke about "Marriage Equality, the GOP, and the Future of America" on Nov. 12, 2013, at Rider University.

Watch a video of his talk here.




An Evening with Hon. Barbara Buono

Oct. 22, 2013: Hon. Barbara Buono, Democratic candidate for New Jersey governor, spoke at Rider University.


An Evening with Steve Lonegan

Sept. 24, 2013: Hon. Steve Lonegan, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, spoke at Rider University.

Watch a video of his remarks and the Q&A session.


An Evening with Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.

April 3, 2013: The Rebovich Institute launched a new effort to bring all current members of New Jersey's congressional delegation to speak on campus. The first to come was Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-6). You can watch the full video of the event here.


An Evening with Mayor Cory Booker

March 12, 2013: Newark (NJ) Mayor Cory Booker spoke at Rider University as a part of the Governing New Jersey series hosted by the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics. Please note that, initially, there were some issues with the lighting of the theater. Though these were quickly resolved, the video can be dark at some points. See the video here.


An Evening with Hon. Thomas H. Kean Jr.

March 6, 2013: The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics presented An Evening with Hon. Thomas H. Kean Jr., Republican leader, New Jersey State Senate.

View the video here.


5th annual Rebovich Campaign Managers Conference

Feb. 15, 2013: The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics hosted its 5th annual Campaign Managers Conference. This year, three panels with top campaign insiders reviewed the November 2012 election between Hon. Bob Menendez (D) and Hon. Joe Kyrillos (R) for the United States Senate.

The three panels were:
• "Campaign Polling" with Adam Geller (Kyrillos campaign) and Steve DeMicco (Menendez campaign)
• "Campaign Management" with Chapin Fay (Kyrillos campaign) and Mike Soliman (Menendez campaign)
• "Campaign Media" with Larry Weitzner (Kyrillos campaign) and Brad Lawrence (Menendez campaign)

To watch all three panels, click here.


The Unelected Governors: An Evening with Hon. Richard J. Codey and Hon. Donald T. DiFrancesco

Dec. 3, 2012: The Rebovich Institute hosted The Unelected Governors: An Evening with Hon. Richard J. Codey and Hon. Donald T. DiFrancesco. Due to a technical glitch, the first few minutes of the program were not recorded. Click here to see the rest of the program.

* Prior to 2010, whenever the New Jersey Governor was out-of-state or had to leave office (resignation, illness, etc.), the state Senate President took over, while still remaining state Senate President.
* Sen. DiFrancesco became Gov. DiFrancesco when Gov. Christine Todd Whitman left for the Bush administration in 2001 He served through Jan. 2002.
* Sen. Codey became Governor Codey when Gov. Jim McGreevey left office in 2004. He served through Jan. 2006. He served as Acting Governor again in 2007 during Gov. Jon Corzine's recovery from a car crash.
* Both men led a state of 8 million people having only been elected by a few thousand voters in their local districts. Their experiences were the focus of this program.


A Debate for New Jersey's 12th Congressional District between Rep. Rush Holt (D) and Eric Beck (R)

Oct. 17, 2012: GOP challenger Eric Beck and U.S. Rep. Rush Holt debated at Rider.

To watch the debate, click here.


Governing New Jersey: Hon. Christine Todd Whitman

Oct. 3, 2012: Hon. Christine Todd Whitman, former New Jersey Governor, spoke at Rider University as a part of The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics' ongoing Governing New Jersey series. View the video here.


Governing New Jersey: Hon. Stephen M. Sweeney

Sept. 24, 2012: The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics hosted Hon. Stephen M. Sweeney, New Jersey State Senate President, as part of its Governing New Jersey series. View the video here.


A Conversation with U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg

April 11, 2012: The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics held a conversation with U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg.

View the video here.


An Evening with Karl Rove

April 2, 2012: Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, Fox News contributor, and Wall Street Journal columnist spoke at Rider.


Governing New Jersey: Hon. Jim Florio

March 22, 2012: Former New Jersey Governor Jim Florio spoke at Rider as a part of its ongoing Governing New Jersey series.

View the video here.


Governing New Jersey: Hon. Sheila Oliver

Feb. 27, 2012: The Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, Hon. Sheila Oliver, spoke at Rider University on February 27, 2012, as a part of our ongoing Governing New Jersey series. To view the video, click here.


Fourth Annual Campaign Managers Conference

Feb. 17, 2012: The fourth annual Campaign Managers Conference was hosted by the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics. The conference brought together campaign insiders from both sides of the race for state Senate in Legislative District 38 between incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Gordon and Bergen County Freeholder DirectorJohn Driscoll.

Two videos are available from the event.

"Polling the Electorate" was a panel with each campaign's pollster.

"What Happened and Why?" was a panel with key strategists from each side.