The Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at UC Berkeley promotes research, educational activities, and public service that facilitates a greater understanding American and California politics, and domains of public policy. IGS and its affiliated centers sponsor a wide variety of activities including academic seminars and colloquia, public lectures, and student internship and fellowship programs. Current IGS research areas include: institutional policy and design, political reform, term limits, campaign finance, redistricting, direct democracy, presidential and gubernatorial politics, representative government, the politics of race and ethnicity, immigration and globalization. Interdisciplinary and non partisan, we actively engage with public officials and journalists in California and across the nation.