Dean Howard Marchitello and the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University–Camden invite you to the eleventh annual presentation:

Monday, April 8, 2019
From 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Rutgers–Camden Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room
326 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Featuring a lecture titled “New American Leaders: Representation, Diversity in Politics, and the New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door” by Sayu Bhojwani.

Registration is required:


SAYU BHOJWANI is the Founder and President of New American Leaders, which is based in New York City and works across the country to build the power and potential of first- and second-generation Americans. She served as New York City’s first Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs and is the founder of South Asian Youth Action, a community-based organization in Queens.  Sayu’s TED talk focuses on the importance of immigrants to American democracy, and her work to build a more inclusive democracy has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and in The New York Times. She has shared her personal journey in The Nation and described her work on Bill Her first book, People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door, was published by The New Press in October 2018.

Sayu earned a PhD in Politics and Education from Columbia University, where her research focused on immigrant political participation. She is a Visiting Scholar at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.  She serves on the c4 boards of AAPI Progressive Action and National Immigration Action Fund. An immigrant of Indian descent, she grew up in Belize and now lives in New York City with her husband and child.
Follow her on Twitter: @SayuBhojwani

This Lecture Series was established by Rutgers-Camden alumnus Jeffrey I. Baron as part of the Jacob Abraham and Mildred Amelia Baron Fund to provide academic enrichment to undergraduate students in Political Science at the Camden College of Arts and Sciences.