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
c/o Institute of Governmental Studies
109 Moses Hall # 2370 
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-2370

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

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.

Recap of Foreign Policy Week at the Matsui Center

Alyson Huber

April 7th, 2014 kicked off Foreign Policy Week at the Matsui Center, as the Center's Annual Review of the Presidency coincided with the week-long residency of former Congressman Howard Berman. Read all about it!

2014 Matsui Lecture: Iran and Nuclear Weapons

Howard BermanFormer Congressman Howard Berman served as the Matsui Lecturer this spring. Read about his visit and watch his primary lecture, "Iran and Nuclear Weapons: Diplomacy, Sanctions & Other Alternatives."

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, hopes to find an internship focused on economic policy. Amanta, a Sociology major and Education minor, hopes to find an internship focused on education policy.

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