group shot of Cal in Sac fellows
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The 2016 Cal-in-Sacramento Fellows will be starting their internships in the state capital later this month. After the completion of the Cal-in-Sacramento California Politics and Policy course, taught this year by former Assemblymember and now Superior Court of Sacramento County Judge Alyson Lewis, the fellows will move to...
san francisco city hall
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Matsui Center is excited to announce the 2016 Matsui Local Government Fellows. Congratulations to Melody Gu , Araceli Hernandez , Ellie Householder , Matthew Lewis , Sonnie Beth Martinez , and Dalia Nava ! As Matsui Local Government Fellows, they will be spending the summer working full-time in local government across...
Eric Schickler and Sarah Binder
Monday, May 2, 2016
The potential conflict between America’s modern, polarized political parties and the country’s two-century-old constitutional system was the focus of a two-day conference April 29-30 organized by IGS Affiliated Faculty members Paul Pierson and Eric Schickler, two of the country’s leading political scientists. The Hewlett...
Eric Schickler
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Eric Schickler is Professor and Department Chair of Political Science at UC Berkeley. His research interests include Congress, American political development, rational choice theory, political parties, and public opinion. Schickler is also an IGS Affiliated Faculty member. Here, he discusses his research and forthcoming...
Refugee children from Syria at a clinic in Ramtha, northern Jordan (9613477263)
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Former John Gardner Fellows Kati Hinman and Megan Majd have received Projects for Peace awards to help them fund international initiatives focused on conflict prevention, resolution and reconciliation. Megan will be traveling to Turkey to work with Syrian refugee women and children. Her project will help Syrian women and...
gabe lenz
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Gabe Lenz is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley. His research interests include elections, public opinion, political psychology and political economy. Lenz is member of the IGS Faculty Advisory Committee and a contributor to the IGS Poll. Here, he discusses his research and forthcoming work. What...
Gamer Changers authors
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Can voters truly change things by going to the polls? The answer is yes, according to the four authors of " Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California ," which won the California Historical Society Book Award in 2014. Steve Swatt , Susie Swatt , Jeff Raimundo , and Rebecca LaVally spoke at IGS about the...
panelists at Annual review of presidency event
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
President Obama will leave office with a legacy of significant accomplishments, but also with a vestige of disappointment among voters who once invested too much hope in his historic victory, according to panelists at the 35th annual IGS/Matsui Center Review of the Presidency . The panelists – Tom Mann of IGS, Julia Azari...
donkey vs elephant in boxing ring
Monday, April 11, 2016
Public perceptions of Democrats and Republicans are not very aligned with reality, says a new study by IGS Graduate Fellow Doug Ahler and social scientist Gaurav Sood. Ahler and Sood have published new research on people’s misperceptions of political party composition. By asking people to estimate the share of supporters...
Josh Kalla
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Josh Kalla had always been interested in politics as a child. Spring of his freshman year at Yale, he took a class about the use of field experiments in political and social science and was hooked. “The thought of running a rigorous experiment in political science, and learning something true about the world was just so...

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