The Matsui Center

The Matsui Center engages Cal students in public life through internships, public events, and the presence of distinguished campus visitors. In this way, the Center serves as a fitting legacy to Congressman Robert T. Matsui and his belief that public service is a noble profession that should be open to all, a commitment that made him one of California's most important and respected political figures for more than three decades. The Center is strictly nonpartisan.

In addition to sponsoring its own events, the Center helps to publicize and support political happenings sponsored by other campus groups and academic departments. The Center works regularly with such organizations as the Cal Berkeley Democrats, the Berkeley College Republicans, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Graduate School of Journalism, and BerkeleyLaw.

The Center is a component of the Institute of Governmental Studies, California’s oldest public policy research institute.

Help support the Matsui Center by making an online gift at the Give to Cal site. All donations to this fund are considered tax deductible charitable contributions under federal law. Checks made payable to the UC Berkeley Foundation can be sent to:

The Matsui Center
117 Moses Hall # 2370 
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-2370

For the latest Matsui Center news, go to our Blog or our Facebook page!

Mary Bono Announced as spring 2015 matsui lecturer

Congresswoman Mary Bono will be the Spring 2015 Matsui Lecturer. Bono, a Republican, served in the House of Representatives for 15 years, from 1998 until 2013, representing central and eastern Riverside County, including Palm Springs. Read more about Congresswoman Bono and the Matsui Lectureship. 

Apply to be a 2015 Cal-in-Sacramento Fellow!

The Cal in Sacramento application deadline is Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5 PM. Click here to download the application. If you have any questions, please contact Camille at 510-642-0922 or ckoue [at] berkeley [dot] edu.

Fall 2014 Washington Fellows Announced!

Burns and Zhao

Congratulations to David Mkrtchian and Felippa Amanta, selected as Matsui Washington Fellows for Fall 2014! Mkrtchian, a Legal Studies and Economics double major, will has landed an internship with the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Amanta, a Sociology major and Education minor, has secured an internsip with the White House Asian American Pacific Islander Initiative .

Meet the 2014 Matsui Local Government Fellows!

Sally ChingKenna FalkDenim Robert OhmitBrandon Wong

Congratulations to Sally ChingKenna FalkDenim Robert Ohmit, and Brandon Wong, our 2014 Local Government Fellows! Click on their pages for more information, including internship locations.

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