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Donald Trump
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event has video
The event was covered by Berkeley News: " What’s the point of impeachment in hyper-polarized America? " The event recording is available below. This panel will bring insights from the IGS Poll, research on congressional politics, and electoral strategists to illuminate the politics of impeachment in the 116th Congress...
view of san francisco skyline with symposium title overlaid
Friday, December 6, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm
The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) is excited to invite you to "Responding to Challenging Times: Immigrant Well-being and Access to Services" on Friday, December 6 at 9:00-12:00 in 109 Moses Hall at the UC Berkeley Campus. Since the court has (temporarily) blocked the changes to the public charge...
flyer for medicare event
Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
IGS is pleased to co-sponsor a debate on Medicare for All, featuring speakers Sally Pipes , President and CEO, Pacific Research Institute, and Richard Scheffler , Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Sponsors: Berkeley Conservative Society, Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement,...
Book cover of News on the Right
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Editors and contributors will discuss News on the Right: Studying Conservative News Cultures , a new book that seeks to initiate a new interdisciplinary field of scholarly research focused on the study of right-wing media and conservative news. To date, the study of conservative or right-wing media has proceeded unevenly,...
debate night flyer
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:00pm
Join us and stay informed. Watch as the candidates take the stage for a fourth time to debate the country's most pressing issues and compete for the Democratic nomination.
group of Cal-in-Sac fellows
Monday, October 14, 2019
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Interested in Cal-in-Sac? Join us for an information session on October 14 at 6:00 pm in the IGS Library (109 Mosees Hall). (Another session will be held October 8 at 5:00pm in the IGS Library. The same information will be presented at both sessions.) Learn more about the program on the Cal-in-Sac page , and read firsthand...
group of Cal in Sac fellows
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Interested in Cal-in-Sac? Join us for an information session on October 8 at 5:00 pm in the IGS Library (109 Moses Hall). Learn more about the program on the Cal-in-Sac page , and read firsthand experiences of the program on the Cal-in-Sac Fellows blog . For more information about Cal-in-Sac, contact Sonia Moctezuma:...
paving the way book cover
Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Come join us for a dialogue among authors Steve Swatt, Susie Swatt, Rebecca LaVally and Jeff Raimundo. In conversation with former Assemblymember Dion Aroner and former Senator Liz Figueroa moderated by IGS Director Lisa Garcia Bedolla. " Paving the Way brings to life the remarkable stories of extraordinary women- many of...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
4:00pm to 5:30pm
UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies presents a lecture on Cuba's current economic and political situation by Dr. Rafael J. Betancourt, Professor of Urban Economics at Colegio Universitario San Gerónimo De La Habana. Professor Betancourt is also Editor of Revista Temas, Cuba's leading social science and...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Civil legal institutions protect crucial economic, social, and political rights. The core functions of civil law include preventing evictions, averting deportations, advocating on behalf of public assistance beneficiaries, representing borrowers in disputes with lenders, safeguarding women from domestic violence, and...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:30pm
Trump Effect
California votes poster
Friday, February 1, 2019
9:00am to 6:00pm
Event has video
Video of the event is now available on YouTube . Program Agenda 9 a.m.: Introductory Remarks Lisa García Bedolla, Director, Institute of Governmental Studies 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.: The Changing California Electorate An examination of the changing demographics of California’s population and electorate, the impact of the changes...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Interested in Cal-in-Sac ? Join us for an information session on Wednesday, November 7 at 5:00 pm in the IGS Library. Learn more about the program on the Cal-in-Sac page , and read firsthand experiences of the program on the Cal-in-Sac Fellows blog . For more information about Cal-in-Sac, contact Sonia Moctezuma:...
american flags
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
4:30pm to 8:30pm
The Matsui Center, the Institute of Governmental Studies and Cal Undergraduate Political Science Association are hosting an Election Night Watch Party. Come watch the election results! Join us for a fun night of games and prizes. Food and Drinks will be provided.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Join us for popcorn and movies to help us celebrate our new library exhibit: "Immigration, Deportation & Citizenship, 1908-2018"! Featuring four videos from Brave New Films’ Immigrant Prisons Series: Immigrant Prisons, Immigrants for Sale, No More Detention: Free Pastor Noe , and Trauma at the Border. The IGS Library...
Friday, October 26, 2018
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Come join us for a dialogue among authors David R. Ayón and George L. Pla and IGS Director Lisa García Bedolla. Organized by the Institue of Governmental Studies and the Matsui Center. ------------ David R. Ayón is Senior Strategist and Advisor at Latino Decisions. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of...
Reps Murphy and Jolly
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 4:00pm
U.S. Representatives David Jolly (R) and Patrick Murphy (D) tried to work across the aisle in Congress. They both lost re-election because of it. The two now tell the unvarnished truth about what’s broken in Washington, and how to fix it. (In their lively and irreverent conversation, they say things they probably shouldn’t...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
2:15pm to 5:00pm
This half-day workshop and panel discussion will focus on the strategic management and governance of large metropolitan areas, including the economic, environmental, social and demographic challenges they face. The role of local government in responding to these challenges and promoting and leading the economic and...
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Heather Podesta is the founder and CEO of Invariant, a bipartisan government relations firm providing strategic advice to companies, trade associations, non-profits, and individuals. Known for her political savvy, substantive policy chops, and commonsense approach, Heather translates Washington for business and business...
red trump hat with conference title
Friday, May 4, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Join us on Friday, May 4 at the IGS library for the Citrin Center on Public Opinion’s inaugural conference. Six leading academics will present recent research on declining trust, rising populism, and their contribution to Donald Trump’s election. A roundtable of academics and journalists will then discuss trust and...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00am to 6:30am
What concrete steps can help address the ongoing problem of sexual harassment in the workplace? In this panel discussion, we will seek to explore changes both in the law and in institutional structure and culture that may improve institutional responses to harassment and help prevent other cases in the future. Based on...
Class of '74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship
Thursday, April 12, 2018
9:00am to 11:00am
Please join us at 4:00 pm in the IGS Library on Thursday, April 12, 2018, for a discussion with John Lawrence on his new book, The Class of '74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship . Miller will be in conversation with former Congressman George Miller, one of the longest-serving members of the Class of '...