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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Berkeley IGS Poll examines important issues of California politics and public policy. The surveys, which will include different methodologies, will be released by the Institute throughout the year, and reflect IGS' ongoing research interest in issues of public opinion in California. Specific polling results can be...
A Peter, Carol Christ, Jack Citrin, Patrice Bugelas Brandt, Bill Brandt
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Institute of Governmental Studies celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Percy-Synar Awards on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Carol Christ, who is the Chancellor Designate, congratulated Jack Citrin, the Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, and thanked Bill and Patrice Brandt for their generous donation that...
Sen. Alan Simpson to Serve as Matsui Lecturer
Friday, March 17, 2017
Former Senator Alan K. Simpson will join the University of California, Berkeley as the Spring 2017 Matsui Lecturer , spending a week in residence to deliver a major public lecture, speak in classes, meet with students and faculty, and generally participate in the life of the campus, the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics...
Yuval Levin
Friday, February 3, 2017
Describing American politics as “drowning in frustration and anxiety,” author Yuval Levin of the Ethics and Public Policy Center spoke at IGS about his new book, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism . Levin cited the increasing frustration of American politics as starting...
Mark DiCamillo
Thursday, February 2, 2017
By Kathleen Maclay, UC Berkeley Media Relations Veteran California pollster Mark DiCamillo will join the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies as director of its Berkeley IGS Poll, the institute announced today. DiCamillo will bring to IGS decades of experience in polling Californians. He...
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Monday, January 9, 2017
IGS offers several awards and grants to recognize student achievement, and to foster ongoing student research at the highest levels. Applications for three of these programs are now being accepted through January 31. Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship This year, the Institute of Governmental Studies will award three...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Greetings! It has been a busy and rewarding Fall here at the Institute of Governmental Studies. As the semester comes to a close I’d like to take a moment to look back and share some highlights with you. Of Note We began the semester with big news: Senator Barbara Boxer announced that she was...
Danny Murillo
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Danny Murillo ('15), a John Gardner Fellow in 2015, is featured in the December 12 New Yorker . "The Ex-Con Scholars of Berkeley," by Larissa MacFarquhar, recounts Murillo's transition from prison to UC Berkeley, and his work to support other formerly incarcerated students. While at Berkeley, Murillo founded a group for...
panelists at IGS DC conference
Monday, December 5, 2016
Bringing the analytical power of the world’s best public research university to the nation’s capital, the Institute of Governmental Studies hosted a conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, entitled “Election 2016: California and the Country.” The event, which drew a large crowd to the Grand Ballroom at the...
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
IGS is proud to release new results of the Field/IGS Poll on measures that will go before voters in November. The polling, which was conducted using online surveys, examines the beliefs of likely voters in California on the presidential race, the U.S. Senate race, and several pending ballot measures. IGS and the Field Poll...

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