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Thursday, June 26, 2014
The theme of the third Gardner Fellowship Alumni Retreat, held June 20-22 in Washington DC, was "Leadership in a Partisan Era." David Cohen (co-founder of the Advocacy Institute and former president of Common Cause), Thomas Mann (senior fellow at the Brookings Institute), and Miles Rapoport (president and CEO of Common...
Berkeley City Hall
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Sean Barry ('09) an alum of IGS's Cal-in-Sacramento program, filed candidacy forms this week for Berkeley City Council District 7. Barry is the youngest candidate so far in the district that was recently redrawn to include more student representation. Councilmember Kriss Worthington, who currently holds the District 7 seat...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Sean Barry, a member of the 2007 Cal in Sacramento class, has just announced he's running for the Berkeley City Council's 7th District, a district compromised primarily of student-aged voters. Read all about it in The Daily Cal .
Thursday, June 12, 2014
IGS is pleased to announce recent research publications by IGS affiliated faculty and graduate students. " The Effects of Voter ID Notification on Voter Turnout: Results from a Large-Scale Field Experiment ," by Jack Citrin, Donald P. Green, and Morris Levy has been published by Election Law Journal (Volume: 13 Issue 2:...
graduates
Friday, May 23, 2014
The Institute of Governmental Studies congratulates our 2014 graduates. Sara Chatfield, Joshua Green, John Henderson, Adrienne Hosek, Morris Levy, Sara Newland, and Ruth Bloch Rubin formally received their PhD degrees at the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science's Commencement Ceremony on Monday, May...
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Institute of Governmental Studies has released guides to the two ballot measures on the June 3 California Primary Election ballot on the California Choices website at: http://californiachoices.org/ballot-measures-2014-06 In addition to voter resources and in-depth analyses of the propositions, the site features a View...
cover of Terror Courts
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Former IGS Jacobs Fellow Jess Bravin received the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award on Wednesday for his book The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay . The award, which recognizes outstanding work in media and the arts that fosters public understanding of the law and the legal system, is the ABA’s...
William Sandy Muir
Monday, May 19, 2014
Congratulations to the inaugural recipients of the Muir Leadership Award -- Shelby Nacino , a Political Science major, and Daniel Tuchler , a double major in Political Science and Rhetoric. The award is an endowed prize named in honor of Professor William K. (Sandy) Muir , given to a deserving Berkeley undergraduate...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
On Friday, May 9, 2014, Berkeley’s Canadian Studies Program and Institute of Governmental Studies presented a conference entitled Canadianizing the United States? Public Opinion across the 49th Parallel . The conference invited leading academic and business experts on public opinion, as well as members of the public, to...
2014 Salon Gala attendees
Monday, May 12, 2014
The 8th annual IGS Salon Gala took place on Tuesday, May 6, at San Francisco’s spectacular Julia Morgan Ballroom. Two hundred guests enjoyed an informative and funny talk by PBS’ NewsHour political analyst Mark Shields about Washington and national politics followed by an awards dinner. Former San Francisco Mayor Willie L...

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