Thursday, June 25, 2015
You know things are going well when the Governor walks into your event unexpectedly. That happened last night, when Gov. Jerry Brown stopped by the Matsui Center reception for our summer Fellows and posed for a picture with the students. The presence of one of Berkeley’s most famous alumni was just one of several great...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Changing Proposition 13, the landmark, tax-cutting ballot initiative that California voters approved in 1978, is the goal of a constitutional amendment aimed at next year’s ballot.
back room politics
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
IGS Resident Scholar Thomas Mann, writing with columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr., has published a new paper arguing that those who are being labeled “political realists” in fact have a romantic view of politics and are fundamentally mistaken in their diagnosis of what ails American democracy. The paper, which is available on the...
Dashell Carlisle Lenz
Monday, June 15, 2015
Congratulations to Professor Gabe Lenz and his wife Erika Carlisle on the birth of their son Dashell on Sunday, June 14!
Merv Field
Monday, June 8, 2015
Merv Field, the legendary pollster with many ties to IGS, passed away Monday at the age of 94. Field, the founder and namesake of the Field Poll , received the Institute’s Darius and Sarah Anderson Distinguished Service Award in 2012 for "advancing the spirit of good government and improving the quality of public affairs...