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Friday, October 4, 2013 (All day)
The California Constitution Center and Berkeley Law are proud to present the 2013 Conference on the Supreme Court of California on Friday October 4, 2013, along with a special oral argument session of the Court on Wednesday October 9, 2013. The conference is a unique forum to discuss the work of the Court and to consider...
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Monday, September 30, 2013
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Fed up with partisan gridlock and a dysfunctional state government, California voters have taken matters into their own hands in recent years, passing ballot measures that have created a top two primary, enhanced legislative term limits and reformed the way legislative and congressional districts are drawn. But some say...
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
4:00pm to 6:00pm
One of the most salient features of the new millennium is the assertiveness of religious faith in current and former secular states. Whether in the UK, the US, Germany, Tunisia, or Egypt, states are struggling to accommodate the claims of citizens who increasingly insist that their religious faith forms part of their...
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Thursday, September 12, 2013
8:30am to 6:00pm
Event has video
Twitter: #OpenDataUC13 Open data, social media, geographic information systems, wireless communications, and mobile devices are transforming the relationship between government institutions at all levels and the constituents they represent. The open data movement, fueled by technical innovations, offers opportunities to...
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Friday, April 26, 2013
10:00am to 6:00pm
The economy is improving, the state’s finances are better than they have been in years, and polls show Californians are increasingly optimistic about the state’s future. After years of doom and gloom, is the Golden State back on its feet? For most of its history, California was seen as a beacon of American opportunity...
Berkeley Political Psychology Colloquium
Friday, April 26, 2013
4:00pm to 6:00pm
When defined in terms of social identity and affect toward in- and out-groups, the polarization of the American electorate has clearly increased. We document the scope and consequences of affective polarization using implicit, explicit, and behavioral indicators. Our evidence demonstrates not only that hostile feelings for...
Thursday, April 4, 2013
6:00pm to 9:00pm
The IGS National Advisory Council will feature U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) at its annual Salon Dinner on Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Julia Morgan Ballroom of the Mercantile Exchange Building (15th floor) in San Francisco. Senator Feinstein is the senior senator from California. All...
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
9:00am to 5:00pm
This conference will present contributions from young French and American scholars, studying urban and immigration issues in Europe and in the United States. Co-Chaired by Frédérick Douzet (Paris 8) and Jack Citrin (UC Berkeley) Presented by The France Berkeley Fund, Institute of Governmental Studies & University of...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Event has video
The Baxter Liberty Initiative is proud to present Dr. Gary S. Becker, winner of the 1992 Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Sciences. Please join Dr. Becker for a discussion on "The Worldwide Boom in Higher Education: Increased Gains from College, Rise in Women's Education, and Relative Decline in US Education." The lecture...
Berkeley Political Psychology Colloquium
Friday, March 15, 2013
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Partisanship is treated increasingly within political science research as a social identity that is more expressive then instrumental in nature (Greene 2002; Fowler and Kam, 2007; Lupu, 2012; Nicholson 2012; Miller and Conover 2012; Gerber, Huber, and Was hington 2010). Green, Palmquist and Schickler laid out a social...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event has video
During his 26 years in Congress and subsequent service as president of the Asia Foundation, Rep. Douglas Bereuter confronted issues of global poverty, food production, and sustainability. In this year's Matsui Lecture, he addresses these critical issues facing the United States and the world. Read more about Rep. Bereuter
Berkeley Political Psychology Colloquium
Thursday, February 21, 2013
4:00pm to 6:00pm
My talk will begin by considering the pessimistic conclusion of political scientist, Robert Putnam that living in ethnically diverse areas is associated with ‘distrust’, not just of ethnic outgroup, but also ethnic ingroup, members. I will challenge his findings, primarily, for having failed to include an adequate measure...
Thursday, February 21, 2013
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Learn more about the opportunities available through the John Gardner Fellowship at an information session hosted by program director Terri Bimes.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
4:15pm to 7:00pm
Sponsored by the College of Letters and Science and the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science. The Baxter Liberty Initiative lecture is part of a new program in UC Berkeley’s Department of Political Science, established by Frank Baxter ’61, which features intellectual leaders whose expertise and...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Unique among Marines, General Cartwright served as Commander of U.S. Strategic Command, before being nominated and appointed as the 8th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's second highest military officer. During his four year tenure as Vice Chairman across two Presidential administrations and constant...
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Friday, November 16, 2012 5:30pm
The panel of experts will look at election results, voting patterns, the influence of money and digital technology, prospects for election reforms and, of course, what happens next. Presented by The Graduate School of Journalism, the University Library, the Media Studies Group major, the Institute of Governmental Studies,...
Berkeley Political Psychology Colloquium
Friday, November 9, 2012
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Political judgment is a complex mix of fast intuitive judgments and slower more deliberative evaluations. Professor Marcus will review conditions under which each tend to be engaged and how each interacts with enduring personality traits. He finds that both long-term traits and contemporary event-driven emotions shape...
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 5:00pm
This year the Matsui Center and IGS are joining with the ASUC and Graduate Assembly to sponsor the campus' main returns-watching party on Sproul Plaza. Join your fellow political junkies to watch the returns on a giant screen. Will President Obama win a second term or will we elect President Romney? Will the Democrats take...
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Monday, October 29, 2012
4:00pm to 6:00pm
With a week to go before Election Day, some of Cal's most distinguished political experts talk about the 2012 race. Faculty members will assess the impact of the economy, the raging battle of television commercials, the most important congressional races around the country, and other topics related to this year's campaign...

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