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The Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Rutgers University–Camden, addresses public policy issues impacting Southern New Jersey through applied research, community engagement and organizational development.

411 Cooper St.
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6566



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The Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs was organized to honor Senator Rand’s legacy of public service to southern New Jersey and to his home town of Camden. WRI serves as a research and public service center for Rutgers-Camden, the southern campus of the state’s land grant university by engaging Rutgers-Camden faculty and students with public administrators, elected officials, non-profit organizations, and community leaders to address the real world challenges that shape the lives of South Jersey citizens.