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
photo of John Cox
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Even without lights or microphones, the experts at the "Reforming California's Politics: Where Do We Go From Here?" conference spoke to an audience of students, professors, and the public about the need for change in California's government. During Monday’s campus-wide power outage, the four panelists addressed the current...
photo of Nikita Bier
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
From his cozy, sunlit office overlooking downtown Berkeley, Nikita Bier (‘12) is changing the world of politics. “I was obsessed with this question: How does government affect your well-being?” As CEO and co-founder of Outline , Bier has found a way to use visual design, social media, and economic political policies to...
McCrea with audience member
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Professor Maleiha Malik (King’s College London) and Professor Ronan McCrea (University College of London) joined the Anglo-American Studies Program on September 19th at the IGS Library to discuss " Religion and the State in Today’s Britain ." Professor Ron Hassner (UC Berkeley) was the moderator. Professor Malik provided a...
Richard Stirling
Monday, September 16, 2013
Highlighting a day-long conference featuring leading experts of the open-data movement, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered the mid-day keynote address, challenging the audience to consider, “How does technology radically differ the capacity for individuals to lead?” The conference, " Can Open Data Improve Democratic...
Gavin Newsom
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and Steven Adler, IBM’s Information Strategist and Chair of IBM Information Stategy Council, will be the featured keynote speakers at the upcoming conference: "Can 'Open Data' Improve Democratic Governance?" The conference is open to the public and runs from 8:30 am to 6 pm on...
Reconstructing Iraq
Friday, August 16, 2013
James Savage, a member of the first class of IGS Fellows in 1982 and a professor of politics at the University of Virginia, is the author of Reconstructing Iraq’s Budgetary Institutions: Coalition State Building after Saddam (Cambridge University Press, 2013). The book examines the American-led Coalition’s efforts to...

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