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Friday, April 7, 2017
9:30am to 5:30pm
In the post-World War II era, higher education was expanded to meet the increasing demand for expertise in a changing American economy. American universities not only expanded to meet this need, but in the process provided a pathway to social mobility for millions of citizens. Through government investment, public colleges...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
3:00pm to 6:00pm
After the unexpected results of Brexit and the 2016 presidential election, a continuing postmortem on public opinion polling and its seeming shortcoming is under way. This event brings together prominent practitioners and scholars of public opinion research to advance the discussion by reviewing the past, suggesting new...
Friday, March 10, 2017
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Join Senator Barbara Boxer as she gives the inaugural lecture in the Barbara Boxer Lecture Series, sponsored jointly by the Institute of Govermental Studies and the Bancroft Library. Senator Boxer will reflect on the 2016 election and look forward to what lies ahead. A book signing will follow Senator Boxer's lecture.
Monday, March 6, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm
The aggressiveness of the Obama Administration put Title IX and the Office of Civil Rights in the national spotlight, and the unexpected election of Donald Trump made regulatory retrenchment a very real possibility. A growing literature on retrenchment—that is, efforts to roll back previously established government...
American justice book cover
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
On the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, Lise Pearlman’s new book, American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton, compares the explosive state of American race relations in 1968 to race relations today with insights from key participants and observers of the internationally watched Oakland, California death-...
Thursday, February 2, 2017
4:00pm to 6:00pm
In The Fractured Republic, Yuval Levin argues that this politics of nostalgia is failing twenty-first-century Americans. Both parties are blind to how America has changed over the past half century--as the large, consolidated institutions that once dominated our economy, politics, and culture have fragmented and become...
Thursday, February 2, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Please join us for this stimulating presentation (with complimentary lunch to follow), by Dr. Meir Zadok, who holds a doctorate in Economics and Policy studies from Lancaster University in the UK, with a particular early interest in the financing of higher education. Israel is widely known as a country of science and...
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...
Greg Lukianoff
Baxter Liberty Initiative
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
4:00pm to 6:00pm
This year's Baxter Lecturer is Greg Lukianoff and the Respondent is Dan Farber. The lecture will be held 4:15pm - 6pm, with reception following from 6pm -7pm. The Baxter Liberty Initiative is a program in Berkeley’s Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, established by UC Berkeley Foundation Trustee...
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...