The Matsui Center and IGS are sponsoring many election-related events in the run-up to the November 8 presidential election. Join us for lectures, panel discussions, and debate-watching parties — check out the full list of events here.

Past Events

ballot box with California flag in background
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
12:30pm to 7:30pm
Journalists, political practitioners, and scholars gather for an examination of the 2016 election and a look forward to the next stage in American politics, both across the country and in the nation’s largest state. Registration is free and open to the public.
Monday, November 7, 2016
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Pollsters, political scientists and other experts gather on Election Eve for last-minute analysis and predictions. Speakers: Jack Citrin, Director, Institute of Governmental Studies Mark DiCamillo, Director, Field Poll Steven F. Hayward, Senior Resident Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies Gabriel Lenz, Associate...
Monday, September 19, 2016
12:00pm to 1:30pm
David Seawright joined Deep Root Analytics as its second employee in January 2014. He now serves as the Director of Analytics and Product Innovation and has overseen media analytics for clients like HBO, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), Governor Greg Abbott (TX), Senator Steve Daines (MT) and more. Before...
Clinton Trump illustration montage
Thursday, September 8, 2016
4:00pm to 5:30pm
As we enter the finals months of the 2016 election, early polling shows Hillary Clinton with a substantial lead, but can she maintain this lead through Election Day? Even if Donald Trump loses, what impact will his campaign have on down-ballot races across the nation, and how will that shape the next Congress? People argue...