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...
Chancellor Dirks with Cal in Sac fellows
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Many Cal-in-Sacramento alumni from the past few years have gone on to work in public service. Here are some of them with new Chancellor Nicholas Dirks at the summer reception. Back row, left to right: Jofil Borja, California Department of Public Health; Kris Fernandez, California State Teachers’ Retirement System; Ciana...
birgeneau-with-flores-little
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Graduating Cal seniors hoping to explore a possible career in public service have an extraordinary opportunity to do just that through a John Gardner Fellowship. Each spring IGS awards Gardner Fellowships to three graduating seniors. The Fellows receive a stipend and then spend the following year working in public service...
Immigration reform rally
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Research lies at the heart of the IGS mission – and this year the IGS Poll continued to serve as a valuable tool for learning more about public opinion in America’s largest and most dynamic state. In both the fall and spring semesters, the Institute polled on one of the most important long-term issues facing the state and...
Governing California
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
IGS is proud to announce the publication of the third edition of Governing California: Politics, Government, and Public Policy in the Golden State , a collection of essays by leading scholars from many fields. The new edition of the book, which is used in many courses on California politics and government, includes...

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