Peter Hart discusses the relevancy of health care in upcoming elections
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In the 2008 presidential contest, candidate Barack Obama made healthcare reform a cornerstone issue of his campaign, and as president — despite fierce partisan opposition — was able to sign the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) into law on March 23, 2010. Now in 2014, a year...
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Just a week after voters rejected a highly contentious proposal to declare independence from the UK, the Anglo-American Studies Program at IGS hosted a half-day conference focusing on the Scottish Independence Referendum and the Future of the Multiethnic Nation State . (A brief video of conference highlights is available...
Matt Gonzalez discusses ranked-choice voting
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Oakland first introduced ranked-choice voting (RCV) in its 2010 mayoral election, which saw Jean Quan, a relative oustider, emerge as the winner -- despite heavily favored Don Perata leading by a sizable margin in the initial tally. As the 2014 election nears, incumbent Mayor Quan now faces a field of 14 challengers, all...
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Institute of Governmental Studies has released guides to the six ballot measures on the November 4 California General Election ballot on the California Choices website at: http://californiachoices.org/measures-2014-11 In addition to voter resources and in-depth analyses of the propositions, the site features a View...
Mary Bono
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The Matsui Center at IGS is pleased to announce that former Congresswoman Mary Bono will be the Spring 2015 Matsui Lecturer. Bono, a Republican, served in the House of Representatives for 15 years, from 1998 until 2013, representing central and eastern Riverside County, including Palm Springs. As a Matsui Lecturer , she...
Laiza Garcia
Friday, September 19, 2014
Laiza Garcia , a member of the IGS National Advisory Council, has been named to the Calnewsroom.com list of the " Capitol's 100 Best & Brightest " for 2014. Garcia is the PAC Director for the California Association of REALTORS®, handling the political resources for one of the top trade associations in the state...
Friday, September 19, 2014
The IGS community gathered in the library on September 17 to welcome new grad students and reconnect with old friends.
Rick Perlstein reading at IGS Library
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rick Perlstein brought Ronald Reagan back to life in an animated discussion of his new book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan , at the IGS Library on September 10. Reagan is the protagonist of Perlstein's book, which analyzes the tumultous period in American history from 1973-76 that included...
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Members of the IGS academic community were well represented with honors and awards at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association held in Washington DC on August 28-31. IGS affiliated faculty, graduate students and alums were singled out with prestigious awards as follows: Faculty: Professor David...
Laiza Garcia
Friday, August 29, 2014
Ms. Laiza Garcia, the current PAC Director with the California Association of REALTORS®, joins the IGS National Advisory Council effective September 1 for a three-year term. Ms. Garcia is responsible for managing the political resources for one of the top trade associations in the state under its CREPAC . Before joining...

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