Hughes Center Speakers Bureau Offers Stockton Experts for Area Events

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. - The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University reminds the South Jersey community that the center can provide policy experts to speak at events and to local groups.

The Hughes Center Speakers Bureau features Stockton faculty and staff members who are available to address numerous public policy topics and issues related to government and politics. Other areas of specialty include health care, foreign affairs, climate change, tourism and gaming and workforce issues.

Sharon Schulman, executive director of the Hughes Center and a Speakers Bureau expert on politics, government and communications, said part of the center’s mission is civic engagement on matters of importance to South Jersey and the entire state.

“One way to engage the public is to have conversations with people in the community on issues they care about most,” Schulman said.

“The audience benefits from the expertise of professors and professionals at Stockton,” she said. “But the Hughes Center also benefits from two-way communication with members of the public and from hearing their points of view.”

A few of the specific areas of expertise that bureau speakers can discuss include:

  • The relationship between the economy and politics;
  • Health care reform;
  • Climate change and sustainability;
  • Civil rights and women’s legal issues;
  • New Jersey state and local government.

Hughes Center speakers will tailor their presentations to fit the needs of particular events, clubs or service organizations. Speakers will appear free of charge, and presentations generally include an informative question-and-answer session.

“Stockton University is an incredible resource for South Jersey. We encourage local organizations to take advantage of this opportunity,” Schulman said.

To request a speaker, contact the Hughes Center at (609) 652-3542 or at

For a full list of available speakers, visit: