IGS welcomes visiting scholars who wish to conduct independent research at UC Berkeley. Scholars from political science, sociology, business administration, history, journalism, and public health are among the researchers affiliated with our multidisciplinary institute.  Please see the Visiting Scholars Program page for details on how to apply.

David Ayón

Research Associate
Institute of Governmental Studies
David R. Ayón is Research Associate of the Institute of Governmental Studies and Lecturer in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley; Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University, and co-author of Power Shift: How Latinos in California Transformed Politics in America. He previously directed programs at the Mexico...

Thomas E. Mann

Distinguished Affiliated Scholar
Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley

Thomas E. Mann is Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution and Resident Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley. He held the W. Averell Harriman Chair at Brookings between 1991 and 2014 and was Director of Governmental Studies between 1987 and 1999. Before that, Mann was executive director of the...

Harold Smith

Distinguished Resident Scholar
Research Interests:
Control and management of nuclear weapons.

Dr. Smith holds the appointment of Distinguished Scholar in Residence with the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) where he has been responsible for the Harold Smith Seminar Series on Defense and National Security and is a major participant in its successor series. 

In 1960, after receiving the PhD...