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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...
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...
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...
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...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Dr. Matthew Kroenig received his doctorate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2010-11, Kroenig was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in the Department of Defense, where he worked on the development and implementation of U.S. defense policy and strategy in the...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch the second Presidential debate at the Matsui Center! Free and open to the public at the IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall. Get information on location and directions . Flickr image by VectorPortal
Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Please join us tonight for the vice-presidential debate -- Biden vs Ryan. Thursday, Oct. 11 6:00-8:00 p.m. IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall There's more to come -- check out the full list of events .
Matsui Forum
Monday, October 1, 2012
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event has video
Is social media changing politics? How are politicians using social media to communicate with voters? How are voters using it to communicate with politicians? Do new technologies mean that information moves faster than ever before – and is that good or bad? Is more information available to more people, or does the use of...
Friday, September 28, 2012
9:00am to 5:00pm
Event has video
In light of a slight thawing in the historically uneasy relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, IGS brings together leading experts from the United States, Canada, and Cuba to explore the evolving relationship and emerging opportunities between these countries.
Friday, September 21, 2012
8:30am to 6:30pm
Event has video
The conference will bring together leading experts and public officials to explore the fiscal crisis confronting California’s state and local governments. Topics covered include: the evolving state-local fiscal relationship, an analysis of restructuring proposals for local finance, reforming state and local public pensions...
Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:00am to Friday, September 14, 2012 5:00pm
Democracy Rising? , a two-day conference on the challenges of democracy transition and development in countries emerging from authoritarian regimes, will take place on September 13 and 14, 2012 at the University of California, Berkeley. Invited panelists include scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines, as...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:00pm to Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:00pm
Dinner Event Info The IGS National Advisory Council will feature Judy Woodruff at its Salon Dinner on Thursday April 28, 2011 from 6 to 9 pm in the Julia Morgan Ballroom of the Mercantile Exchange Building (15th floor) in San Francisco. Judy Woodruff is a senior correspondent with PBS' The NewsHour . Seating at the IGS...
Thursday, April 12, 2012
6:00pm to 9:00pm
The IGS National Advisory Council will feature U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) at its annual Salon Dinner on Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 6 to 9 pm in the Julia Morgan Ballroom of the Mercantile Exchange Building (15th floor) in San Francisco. Senator Durbin is the current Assistant Majority Leader of the US Senate. He...
Monday, April 2, 2012 7:00pm
Event has video
As President Obama seeks a second term, we examine his presidency and the 2012 election. Is the president to blame for the stagnant economy that has bedeviled his administration? Would any president have been able to engineer a speedier economic recovery? How has the president managed the foreign policy challenges of his...
Friday, March 16, 2012 8:30am to Saturday, March 17, 2012 3:15pm
Has the concept of a wider North American home for Canada, the US, and Mexico faded? Some declare that the spirit that gave birth to NAFTA is now “dead.” Or, is it an essential platform upon which Canada, the United States and Mexico, can confront the challenges of the 21st Century? The two leading public universities on...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
12:00pm to 1:30pm
[Full title of this talk: "A Guided Tour to Possible IT-facilitated Future Scenarios with Global Reach; From Personalized Healthcare to 3D Virtual Worlds Where Social Networks Thrive"] In this R-rated talk (where "R" stands for "Research" ...) we will visualize future IT-facilitated scenarios in the new worlds created...