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...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Every year, The Matsui Center hosts a distinguished former Member of Congress for a week long residency at UC Berkeley. During this week, The Matsui Lecturer speaks to classes, meets with students, and generally participates in the intellectual life of the Matsui Center and the Cal campus. He or she also delivers a primary...
photo of Professor Laura Stoker
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Professor Laura Stoker is a Minnesota native that still roots for her home state’s baseball team. “I love Minnesota everything.” She is also the interim Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies. While she has goals during her temporary position at IGS, the Political Science Associate Professor would rather discuss...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Obama felt that if he lost the 2012 election, everything that he had worked for would be gone. - Dan Balz, Oct. 7 Matsui Lecture On Monday, October 7, Washington Post political columnist Dan Balz spoke to a packed room of UC Berkeley political science students and members of the general public, as part of the Matsui...
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
How did Obama manage to win a second term in the tumultuous 2012 Presidential election? Come find out! Dan Balz is chief correspondent for the Washington Post and Author of Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America When: Monday, October 7, 4-5:30 pm Where: IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall

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