photo of Admiral Mies (right)
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The proliferation and existence of nuclear weaponry made worldwide news in 2013. From talks with Iran on decreasing stockpiles, to North Korea as an emerging nuclear power. The ever-present menace of the Cold War remains a dominant force in the international dialogue. Constant back-and-forth between nations over these...
zarko_perovic
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Congratulations to Zarko Perovic on being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarship is awarded to 32 students across the United States who have achieved a high level of academic success and who have a strong commitment to the common good. The Rhodes Scholarship provides full financial support for recipients to...
Sandy Muir
Thursday, November 21, 2013
William “Sandy” K. Muir, Jr. Leadership Award Fund For more than 30 years, Professor Emeritus Sandy Muir taught thousands of Berkeley students about American democracy, U.S. constitutional law, and the virtues of public service. Generations of students attended his classes and benefited from Professor Muir's help, guidance...
photo of Kyle Simerly
Monday, November 18, 2013
Former Cal-in-Sac Fellow Kyle Simerly was just named Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the California Transportation Agency by Governor Jerry Brown. The 24 year old Berkeley alum has been active in politics and is very excited about his new appointment. "I am humbled and honored," said Simerly. During his time at...
Eric Schickler
Friday, November 8, 2013
Congratulations to IGS Affiliated Faculty member Eric Schickler, who, along with Adam J. Berinsky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), has been awarded the 2013 Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Research by the Roper Center . Schickler and Berinsky were honored for their efforts to rehabilitate hundreds...
photo of Peter Baker
Friday, November 8, 2013
When Peter Baker wanted to write a neutral account of the Presidency and the relationship between former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney, his publisher first told him "you can’t write a book down the middle." He did it anyways. "It’s a book that hopes to be the first, full-scale history of...
Ellen Tauscher
Monday, November 4, 2013
This year's Matsui Lecturer, The Honorable Ellen Tauscher , highlighted her week in residence with a speech on October 30 to an audience that included members of the military, Russian diplomats, and Berkeley students. Her lecture, " Negotiating Alone? The United States, Russia and the Prospect for Arms Control ," discussed...
panelists at Drone event
Monday, October 28, 2013
On the evening of October 23rd, the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco felt like the set of a sci-fi movie. More than 150 people craned their necks to watch a small, remote-controlled multicopter soar over the crowd. The video camera attached to the front of the vehicle was sophisticated enough to capture their reactions...
General Kevin Chilton discusses potential threats to national security
Monday, October 21, 2013
Though they're essentially invisible to us, orbiting in space hundreds of miles above earth, satellites are critical to the economic and security interests of the U.S., according to General Kevin Chilton, who spoke at IGS on October 16 as part of the Harold Smith Defense and National Security Series . Chilton, former...
photo of Rodolfo Rivera Aquino
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Coming to America from El Salvador when he was just 10 years old, Rodolfo Rivera Aquino has a unique perspective as a student at UC Berkeley. He has wanted to work in government since high school, when he interned for Councilman Tony Cárdenas, who is now in Congress. “I would say to any student interested in getting into...

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