Tuesday, February 25, 2014
During her week of residency at UC Berkeley, Matsui Lecturer and former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher sat down with UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler for his series Conversations with History. It's a fabulous look into Ellen Tauscher's life of public service, why she chose that particular path, and her experiences along the way...
Walter Mead and Kathleen Burk
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Anglo-American Studies Program at the Institute of Governmental Studies hosted its inaugural conference focusing on the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom on February 13, 2014. Each of the three panels examined the special relationship through a different lens: foreign policy,...
milo
Monday, February 24, 2014
IGS "graduates" Devin Caughey and Sara Newland welcomed their son Milo Elliott in the wee hours of February 16, a blonde weighing in at 6 lbs, 16 oz. Heartiest congratulations to the parents and we await their visit this summer.
photo of Broockman
Thursday, February 20, 2014
David Broockman, a graduate student in UC Berkeley’s Political Science department, garnered attention for his work on an article entitled “Do Politicians Racially Discriminate Against Constituents? A Field Experiment on State Legislators.” The article, co-authored with Daniel M. Butler, explored the responsiveness of state...
Adrienne Hosek
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Congratulations to IGS graduate student Adrienne Hosek , who has just been hired to teach next year in the Political Science Department at UC Davis as an Assistant Professor. Hosek's research focuses on income inequality and redistributive politics in the United States, the statistics of causal inference, and survey...
Doug Ahler
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Douglas J. Ahler (MA '11) has been named the 2014 recipient of the David M. Howard Memorial Prize in American Politics. A graduate of Occidential College and UCLA, Doug is currently a PhD candidate in the Political Science department. Read more about Doug and the Howard Prize . Congratulations Doug!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
We will be holding an information session for students interested in applying for the John Gardner Fellowship on Tuesday, Feb. 18th at 4:30 p.m. in the Matsui Center Study Room -- 117 Moses Hall. The John Gardner Fellowship selects six Fellows during the spring semester from among the graduating classes at UC Berkeley and...
Daniel Robert
Monday, February 10, 2014
Congratulations to Daniel Robert (MA '10), the 2014 recipient of the Fred Martin, Jr. American Political History award. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Chicago, Daniel is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of History. Read more about Daniel and the Martin Prize .
photo of Andrea Lawlor
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The Institute of Governmental Studies is proud to welcome Andrea Lawlor as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Political Science Department. Lawlor's research interests are public policy and media analysis. “Currently, I’m working on a paper that addresses the relationship between people’s media intake and their likelihood of...
Howard Berman
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Former Congressman Howard Berman will join the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) in April as the spring 2014 Matsui Lecturer. The Matsui Lecturer spends a week in residence on the Berkeley campus, during which the Lecturer speaks to classes, meets with students, delivers a primary lecture, and generally participates...

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