photo of Howard Berman
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...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
American foreign policy is front and center. As President Obama has enacted his policy agenda, he has been both praised and condemned for his actions. Join the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Matsui Center as we dive into American foreign policy by bringing together field experts to debate the current issues, and...
baby
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Jill Greenlee, former IGS Fellow and Berkeley Ph.d, now an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brandeis University, welcomed her daughter Zoe Bess Greenlee Hall on January 8, 2014. Jill's first book, The Political Consequences of Motherhood (University of Michigan Press) is arriving in a couple of months.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
John Hanley, Berkeley Ph.D and former IGS fellow, has been selected as an APSA Congressional Fellow for 2014-15. John's dissertation, completed in 2012, looks at congressional investigations of the executive branch, contracting, and private actors, from railroads and telegraph companies to Enron and professional sports...
Sara Chatfield
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
IGS grad student Sara Chatfield has received an appointment for a 1-year postdoc in American politics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT Sara will be working with Adam Berinsky, Charles Stewart, and Andrea Campbell. Congratulations, Sara!
Percy and Synar Fellows
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Along with UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, family, friends, and colleagues gathered in the IGS Library on Friday, February 28th to congratulate the 2013-14 recipients of the Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research and the Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship. Percy Undergraduate Grant...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
During her week of residency at UC Berkeley, Matsui Lecturer and former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher sat down with UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler for his series Conversations with History. It's a fabulous look into Ellen Tauscher's life of public service, why she chose that particular path, and her experiences along the way...
Walter Mead and Kathleen Burk
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Anglo-American Studies Program at the Institute of Governmental Studies hosted its inaugural conference focusing on the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom on February 13, 2014. Each of the three panels examined the special relationship through a different lens: foreign policy,...

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