IGS hosted more than 30 events during the 2012-13 academic year, on topics ranging from California's fiscal crisis, to the 2012 election, to defense and national security. If you missed any of these, or want to experience them again, check out our UCTV web channel where many are available in streaming video.
IGS in the News
A Washington Post article about bias at election commissions nationwide cites a study co-authored by Berkeley political science graduate student David Broockman and Yale’s Daniel Butler. They had found that state legislators are less likely to respond to requests for information from people with black-sounding names.
Max Neiman was interviewed by KQED regarding municipal finance in California. Neiman is senior resident fellow at IGS.
New in the IGS Library
Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation by Nina Vasan and Jennifer Przybylo, a practical leadership guide for young people, includes contributions from UC Berkeley alumni Daniel Zoughbie, Janet Frischberg, Alison Cohen, and Leila Makarechi (who was also a Gardner Fellow). Described as “a practical field guide for young people wanting to change the world," the book offers students and young adults a practical and hands-on way to establish their unique brand of leadership.
Rep. Doris Matsui on supporting IGS
Rep. Doris Matsui is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 6th district, and a champion of the Robert T. Matsui Center at IGS. Named for her late husband, the Matsui Center promotes political participation by young people, and endows several student fellowships in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Learn how you can make a gift to support IGS and the Matsui Center.