Monday, November 5, 2012
Over the last few election cycles, IGS has partnered with California Choices and a host of other nonpartisan and nonprofits groups to inform Californians about their ballot choices. Through the website, IGS librarians Nick Robinson, Paul King and Julie Lefevre work hard to provide non-partisan...
Kena Patel
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Last year around this time Kena Patel was busy with midterms, and preparing her application for the Matsui Center’s Cal-in-Sacramento program. This year, she's on the other side of process—advocating for undergraduates to apply for the program. "I really, really enjoyed my internship," said Patel. "I got to do things that...
Oberstar with students
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Last week, the Matsui Center at IGS welcomed a special guest—Congressman James "Jim" Oberstar—to give the annual Matsui Lecture and spend a week in residence meeting with students, staff and faculty on campus. Congressman Oberstar served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975-2011, Representing Minnesota’s 8 th...
screengrab of Matsui Lecture video
Monday, October 22, 2012
Rep. James Oberstar presented this year's Matsui Lecture, "The Seeds of Our 21st Century Transportation Network: A Retrospective of Sixty Years of Policymaking." If you missed it, you can now view it online—check out the event page for the full recording.
Cuba conference panelists
Sunday, October 7, 2012
IGS kicked off the start of the fall semester with conferences on a wide range of national and California related governmental issues. Here is a brief recap on each of the events. If you missed them, not to worry—each of the events’ individual webpages have links to webcasts. Democracy Rising September 13 & 14 Lead by...
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Two studies authored by Professor Taeku Lee, UC Berkeley Political Science Chair and IGS associate and Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Riverside and director of the National Asian American Survey, released in September and October provided a much-needed comprehensive view of Asian Americans’ political leanings.
audience at election event
Saturday, October 6, 2012
During the 2008 presidential race IGS became the place on campus to watch history unfold. After the popularity of 2008, we cemented the tradition by hosting debate-viewing parties, informational panels and election return viewing during the 2010 California Governor’s race. We've got much more planned for this year.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Welcome to the new IGS website! We hope you enjoy the new layout and user-friendly design. We’ve tried to organize everything with you—our diverse audience—in mind. From the homepage you’ll find a gateway for students that links to fellowships, events and classes for our undergrad and graduate community and for those...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A Field Poll released September 19 shows that President Barack Obama has extended his lead over Mitt Romney in California. The poll, co-sponsored by IGS, found Obama leading Romney by 24 points – 58 percent to 34 percent – among Californians likely to vote in the Nov. 6 election. In July, Obama led 55 percent to 37 percent...
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Just in time for the November elections, a new book by IGS affiliated faculty Gabriel Lenz examines the standard assumptions around voter behavior and representation. Follow the Leader: How Voters Respond to Politicians' Policies and Performance (University of Chicago Press) looks at the way voter preferences shift around...