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

Monday, April 21, 2014
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Peter Schuck discusses his new book on the frequent failures of government, and how they can be avoided in the future. In Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better , Schuck argues that Washington's failures are due not to episodic problems or partisan bickering, but rather to deep structural flaws that...
Friday, April 11, 2014
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Please join IGS in celebrating Fred Martin Jr.'s publication of Abraham Lincoln's Path to Reelection in 1864: Our Greatest Victory . This special book talk will include an inside look at the book's genesis, as well as a discussion with Martin on his longstanding interest in Abraham Lincoln and his scholarly contributions...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Join a panel of experts as they review the dynamic Ukrainian – Russian Crisis and look at the implications. Moderator: Jack Citrin - Director, Institute of Governmental Studies M. Steven Fish - Professor of Political Science Jeremy Kinsman - Former Canadian Ambassador to Russia, Resident International Scholar, IGS Edward...
Monday, April 7, 2014
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event has video
President Obama has governed during a turbulent era in American foreign policy. The Obama Administration has dealt with the winding down of war in Iraq, the escalation of war in Afghanistan, the continued campaign against terrorism, the convulsions of the Arab Spring and Syria, the tensions of a frayed relationship with...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
3:00pm to 5:00pm
In this afternoon symposium, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, CITRIS Data and Democracy Faculty Director Ken Goldberg, and a panel of experts will discuss the results of a new online platform developed to increase public engagement and help leaders at all levels stay informed about the changing opinions and priorities of their...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Please join us for a roundtable lunch with James Kariuki, the UK Ambassador in Washington's chief political, economic and communications adviser. He will talk about a range of issues. Lunch will be provided. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall. Please RSVP by Friday,...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
4:15pm to 7:00pm
The Baxter Liberty Initiative is a program in Berkeley’s Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, established by UC Berkeley Foundation Trustee Frank Baxter. Each lecture features an intellectual leader whose expertise and scholarship focuses on the ideal of freedom in political and economic life...
Thursday, March 6, 2014
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Philip E. Coyle is a recognized expert on U.S. and worldwide military research, development and testing, on operational military matters, and on national security policy and defense spending. Read Coyle's "Back to the Drawing Board: The Need for Sound Science in U.S. Missile Defense" article here . The Harold Smith Defense...
Thursday, March 6, 2014
12:00pm to 1:45pm
This paper explores the politics surrounding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta, Canada to the US Gulf Coast. It highlights the importance of political institutions and the failure of those institutions to include environmental opponents to oil/tar sands exploitation in decision-making. Speaker: Ian Urquhart:...
Friday, February 28, 2014 4:00pm
Please join us to honor the 2013-2014 recipients of the Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research and the Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship .
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 5:30pm
Join the Cal Dems, Berkeley College Republicans and the Matsui Center to watch the State of the Union address live in the IGS Library. Snacks will be provided.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Admiral Richard W. Mies completed a distinguished 35-year career in the US Navy. He commanded US Strategic Command for four years prior to retirement. As Commander in Chief, he was directly responsible for the command and control of the Nation’s strategic nuclear forces supporting the national security objective of...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
4:00pm to 5:30pm
The Honorable Ronald M. George, former Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, In Conversation with Maura Dolan, legal affairs writer of the Los Angeles Times Please join us as we celebrate the publication of this important new book chronicling the life and career of one of California's most distinguished jurists...
Monday, November 4, 2013
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Peter Baker, senior White House correspondent for The New York Times , discusses his new book, Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House , a history of the George W. Bush administration based on hundreds of interviews and previously unreleased internal documents.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
6:00pm to 7:00pm
With government surveillance headlines swirling in the public arena and Americans fiercely divided on the issue of civil liberties and privacy, this panel of experts will explore the emerging issues associated with the use of domestic drones in law enforcement. As the United States opens its air space to Unmanned Aerial...
Saturday, October 12, 2013 (All day)
The conference will feature some of the most prominent Turkish and Middle Eastern thought leaders that will seek to identify the key components behind the success of the Turkish developmental model and its applicability to the MENA region. The goal of the conference will be to shed light on some of the macro-economic,...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Edward N. Luttwak is Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington DC, Chairman of AP Fleet, (aircraft leasing), Dublin, Ireland, and is active as a consultant to governments and international enterprises. He founded and heads a conservation ranch in the Amazon. Read more about Edward...