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Friday, May 8, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Please join the Anglo-American Studies Program for a UK Election Wrap-Up with Lord Patten of Barnes. The 2015 UK elections happen on May 7th, but most pundits think that no single party in the country will be able to form a government alone. On the day after the elections, Lord Patten of Barnes will help us sort the...
Monday, March 30, 2015
12:00pm to 1:30pm
The IGS student awards luncheon ceremony will take place on Monday, March 30, noon-1:30 pm, IGS Library (109 Moses Hall). 2015 Award Recipients David M. Howard Memorial Prize in American Politics : Sean Freeder Fred J. Martin, Jr. American Political History Award : Aaron R. Hall William K. (Sandy) Muir, Jr. Leadership...
Friday, January 30, 2015
1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Update: Conference video is now available -- see the Event Videos tab below. This two-day conference brings together California’s political community – including practitioners, scholars, journalists, and students – to examine the largest and most important American campaigns after presidential contests. This year, IGS will...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
4:00pm to 5:30pm
The Harold Smith Defense & National Security Series focuses on U.S. defense policies with emphasis on the control and management of nuclear weapons. The series welcomes Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Professor David M. Kennedy on November 12. Reflecting his interdisciplinary training in American Studies, which...
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 5:00pm
Join your fellow political junkies to watch the returns on a big screen. Who will win the close Oakland Mayor's race? Will the Republicans take over the Senate? Can Neal Kasharki overcome his 35+ point deficit to beat Governor Jerry Brown? Let's find out together!
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Monday, October 20, 2014 4:00pm
Californians will soon be going to the polls to select their governor for the next four years. Whether the winner is Jerry Brown or Neel Kashkari, the next governor will face challenges such as an uncertain fiscal future for the state, a struggling system of public education, the latest battle in California’s water wars,...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 4:00pm
With the House securely in the hands of the Republicans, polls are showing that the Republicans might eke out control of the Senate as well. The fate of many incredibly close races across the country will decide the future of the Senate this November. This program brings together leading Political Scientists to explore...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
4:00pm to 5:30pm
The Harold Smith Defense & National Security Series focuses on U.S. defense policies with emphasis on the control and management of nuclear weapons. The series welcomes General Kevin Chilton on October 16. General Chilton completed a thirty-four-and-a-half-year Air Force career as Commander of U.S. Strategic Command...
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 1:00pm
A one-day conference examining the first year national experience with the implementation of the health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. The goal of this event will be to gather leading health care reform policy experts to review the national and California experience with the first year rollout of...
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
4:00pm to 5:30pm
*Please register. Registration is at the bottom right-hand side of this page. Three years ago, Jean Quan won the Oakland mayoral race thanks in part to Instant-Runoff Voting (IRV). Also known as Ranked Choice Voting, this system introduces an entirely different strategy. IRV eliminates primaries and instead has voters rank...

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