Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events


Upcoming RIPPAC Events Spring 2022


 Douglas Brinkley

   An Evening with historian Douglas Brinkley,

    “50 Years Since  Watergate”

     Date: TBD, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.           

     Welcome Center


     Douglas Brinkley is one of the most popular historians in the   country. He will be speaking about the Nixon Presidency and the 50th anniversary of the Watergate scandal that changed America. 

RIPPAC is co-sponsoring this event with the History Dept.


 Zakiyah Smith Ellis, Director of Policy, Office of Gov. Phil Murphy
Late, Late Lunch series with Zakiyah Smith Ellis,

Director of Policy, Office of Gov. Phil Murphy

Friday, March 4

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.         

Savitz 217

RIPPAC turned the Brown Bag lunch on its ear last year when we threw away the bag and just ordered  food.  Join us as we continue our tradition of serving up a meal and some solid political discussion and career advice.

Dr. Smith Ellis has a hand in every policy initiative stemming from the Murphy administration, and is widely-considered to be the most likely next Chief of Staff to the Governor.


 Eagle vs. Turkey

RIPPAC’s April Fools’ Day Debate

(one day early)

Thursday, March 31. 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., CSC Ballroom

The Eagle vs. The Turkey: Which is More American?  Professor/StudentTeams will participate in this mock academic debate on the virtues of the eagle and the turkey as the symbol of the United States.