Gov. Phil Murphy will appear at Rider University on Sept. 24

The event is part of The Rebovich Institute's Governing New Jersey series

The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University will welcome New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy as part of its Governing New Jersey series on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

"A Conversation with Gov. Phil Murphy" will feature a substantive Q&A session in the Mercer Room (inside Daly Dining Hall) beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

"We are honored that Gov. Murphy has chosen to sit down with Rider students and discuss how state government impacts their life," says Micah Rasmussen, director of the Rebovich Institute. "I'm certain they will find him to be engaged and interested in hearing what they have to say."

Murphy became the 56th governor of New Jersey in January 2018. He has promised to make the state more fair and just and to grow the middle class. During this appearance, he’ll discuss his views on current events, his priorities and his reflections on what he believes will be facing the next generation of New Jersey’s leaders.

Prior to becoming governor, Gov. Murphy served as President Obama's U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 2009-13. His business career included serving in several high-level roles in Goldman Sachs for over 23 years. He received degrees from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. 

Gov. Murphy's appearance will continue the tradition of New Jersey governors who have visited Rider as part of the ongoing Governing New Jersey series produced by the Rebovich Institute, which is dedicated to public service and scholarly analysis of government, public policy, campaigns and elections in New Jersey. It was founded in 2001 by the late Professor David Rebovich (1949–2007). Today, the Rebovich Institute is a dynamic and creative home where students can network, study and gain practical experience in New Jersey politics.

Several other events hosted by the Rebovich Institute will take place at Rider this fall. David Wildenstein, the so-called “mastermind of Bridgegate,” will appear on Oct. 9 and discuss his outsized influence in covering politics in New Jersey for the past 20 years. The trade war between the U.S. and China will take center stage during this year's Hennessy Family Lecture on Capitalism on Oct. 30. The lecture will feature Dr. Michael Pillsbury, the director of the Center for Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute and the international best-selling author of The Hundred-Year Marathon. On Nov. 13, mayors from the surrounding communities will gather at Rider discuss water quality — the broad subject of this year's Shared Read, The Poisoned City by Anna Clark, which tells the story of the water crisis in Flint, Mich. 

"A Conversation with Gov. Phil Murphy" is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested by visiting