Senator Barbara Boxer speaking at Bancroft
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Berkeley — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) announced today that she is donating more than two decades of her congressional papers to the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. She also will be the first speaker in the new Barbara Boxer Lecture Series at UC Berkeley, an annual event launching in 2017...
Rodney Hero
Friday, August 26, 2016
Rodney Hero is Haas Chair in Diversity & Democracy and Professor of Political Science. His research interests include American democracy and politics, Latino politics, racial/ethnic politics, state and urban politics, and Federalism. Hero is also a member of the IGS Faculty Advisory Committee. Here, he discusses his...
image of pencil making check mark
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The IGS Poll is a research tool to measure public opinion about major California issues, providing a snapshot of voter opinion and producing data for further academic analysis. The Institute conducted a new poll of California registered voters from June 29 to July 18, measuring voter opinion on critical ballot measures...
california aqueduct
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
IGS is proud to announce the latest edition of the California Journal of Politics and Policy , focused on issues related to the ongoing drought in the western United States. The California Journal of Politics and Policy (CJPP) is an online journal of original scholarship, cutting edge research, and informed commentary...
Susan Hyde
Monday, August 1, 2016
IGS is pleased to welcome the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) research network, a major program that aims to advance evidence-based policymaking in the United States andabroad, and to improve the quality of empirical research in the social sciences. EGAP was established in 2009 and previously housed at Columbia...
Arlene and Vic Willits
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Longtime University supporters Arlene and Vic Willits have made a generous bequest to the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service , reflecting their deep commitment to the Center’s mission of providing public service opportunities for Berkeley undergraduates. The gift, part of a larger bequest to the...
Sarah Anzia
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Sarah Anzia is Michelle J. Schwartz Assistant Professor of Public Policy. Her research interests include elections, state and local politics and policy, public sector unions and public employee pensions. Anzia is also an IGS Affiliated Faculty member. Here she discusses her research and forthcoming work. What are some of...
Thomas Mann
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Thomas E. Mann is Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution and Resident Scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies. In 2008, he and Norman Ornstein published an updated edition of The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track. Their New York Times...
Irene Bloemraad
Friday, July 1, 2016
Irene Bloemraad is Professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and served as a member of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into American society...
John Brooks, Greg Elinson, Stephen Goggin and Doug Ahler in graduation regalia
Monday, June 27, 2016
IGS is proud to recognize the tremendous accomplishments and hard work of our recent graduates. Doug Ahler will be a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions for the coming year. In fall 2017, he will start work as assistant professor of political science at Florida...

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