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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Patrick Egan argues in a post on the Monkey Cage that House Republicans have not become internally...
Friday, November 13, 2015
On the afternoon of Thursday, October 29, 2015, the Harold Smith Defense and National Security...
Saturday, October 31, 2015
This has been an exciting couple of weeks in some of the communities that are John Gardner’s legacy...


December 3, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

IGS in the News

IGS Associate Director Ethan Rarick was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article on Gov. Jerry Brown's planned participation in next month's UN climate change summit in Paris. 

November 18, 2015

Ethan Rarick was quoted in Governing's article on Gov. Jerry Brown, one of the magazine's 2015 Public Officials of the Year. Rarick is Associate Director of IGS and the director of the Matsui Center at IGS.

November 10, 2015

Taeku Lee was cited in the New York Times op-ed, "Why Are Asian-Americans Such Loyal Democrats?" Lee is an IGS affiliated faculty.

November 6, 2015

New in the IGS Library

Axelrod book cover

Believer: My Forty Years in Politics by David Axelrod. Axelrod was senior strategist to Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential election campaigns, and served in the White House as senior adviser to the president from 2009-11. After the 2012 campaign, Axelrod founded the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. Axelrod was the featured speaker at the 2015 IGS Salon Gala

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.

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