Thursday, May 8, 2014
Congratulations to Jack Citrin and co-authors Douglas Ahler and Gabriel Lenz, who have been awarded the 2014 Charles Redd Award for the Best Paper on the Politics of the American West from the Western Political Science Association for their paper " Do Open Primaries Help Moderate Candidates? An Experiemental Test on the...
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Chief: The Quest for Justice in California , the oral history of former California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. George, which was published by IGS, won the 2013 California Book Award for Californiana, the Commonwealth Club announced Tuesday. The book chronicles George’s long legal career in California, including...
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The UC Berkeley John Gardner Fellowship Program is pleased to announce this year's Fellows -- Kati Hinman , Peace and Conflict Studies major; Megan Majd , Interdisciplinary Studies major (focused on Human Rights and Environmental Policy); and Gabe Schwartzman , Geography major. Congratulations all! The John Gardner...
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Two panels of political science experts convened in the IGS Library on Friday, April 25 to discuss the 2010 change to the California electoral system. In this new system, Democrats and Republicans no longer run solely against each other. The "Top Two" candidates out of the primary round of voting now advance onto the...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The IGS Library was proud to Host Fred Martin Jr. on Friday, April 11 for a talk on his new book, Abraham Lincoln's Path to Re-election in 1864: Our Greatest Victory . The book culminates decades of personal interest and research in Lincoln stemming from Martin’s ancestry, family, and teachers. Along with celebrating this...
Tehila Sasson
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Anglo-American Studies Program is proud to announce the inaugural recipient of the R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship : Tehila Sasson, a UC Berkeley History Ph.D. student. Tehila's dissertation examines the emergence of humanitarian ethics for famine relief in Anglo-American history from 1880 to 1985. She argues...
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Sunday, April 13, 2014
Last week, the Matsui Center was able to bring a tremendous amount of programming to campus, as the Center's Annual Review of the Presidency coincided with the week-long residency of former Congressman Howard Berman. The week's programming focused heavily on foreign policy, which led the Center to declare April 7th, 2014...
James Kariuki
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The conversation with James Kariuki, Counsellor and Head of the Politics, Economics and Communications Group at the British Embassy, and British Consul General Priya Guha, on Tuesday, March 18th was far-ranging, covering foreign, national security, economic, trade, and cultural policy. Mr. Kariuki started the discussion by...
Darius Anderson
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Since 1979, the UC Berkeley Foundation (UCBF) has annually recognized the most outstanding volunteer work done on behalf of the University by its donor community. The UCBF announced on March 17 its 2013 volunteer award recipients and IGS was pleased to discovered that two of its supporters made this year’s honor list...

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