Please check back for information about upcoming events in the spring 2019 semester!

Friday, January 13, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm
The conference is sold out and registration has closed . Please see the conference page for additional information. Presented by: Berkeley Law School, University of California, Berkeley California Constitution Center UC Hastings School of Law In cooperation with the Institute of Governmental Studies
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...
person waving British flag at London Bridge
Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:00pm to 5:30pm
The special relationship between the UK and the US has been underscored by the passage of Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee this summer. Join author, historian and political commentator Niall Ferguson to discuss the parallels in these recent events and lessons to be...
Thursday, September 29, 2016
4:00pm to 5:30pm
"Punching and Punching Back in Cyberspace: The Contours of Offensive Operations in Cyberspace as Instruments of National Policy." IGS and the Harold Smith Defense and National Security Series cordially invite you to attend the next event in the series, featuring Dr. Herb Lin on Thursday, September 29, at 4:00 pm.
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...
Friday, September 9, 2016
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Housed at the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, the Center for Social Ontology is the first center for the study of social ontology in the United States. In honor of the opening of the Center, Professor John Searle will give a lecture on the foundations of social ontology,...
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...
Game Changers book cover
Monday, April 18, 2016
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Game Changers examines California's history through the prism of twelve elections that forever changed the state. Drawing from a wealth of primary sources, including new interviews conducted by the authors, each chapter explores one election – Leland Stanford's gubernatorial race, the initiative that mandated term limits,...
photo of President Obama
Monday, April 11, 2016
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event has video
With President Obama serving his final year in office and the campaign to replace him unfolding before us, we will examine the legacy of the Obama years and the ways in which his presidency has influenced the race to replace him. What has the Obama presidency meant to the country? Was his tenure a historic achievement in...
Plutocrats United
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Campaign financing is one of today’s most divisive political issues. The left asserts that the electoral process is rife with corruption. The right protests that the real aim of campaign limits is to suppress political activity and protect incumbents. Meanwhile, money flows freely on both sides. In Plutocrats United ,...