Thursday, April 18, 2013
Earlier in the week, our Annual Review of the Presidency took place. A stellar group of panelists engaged in a thought-provoking debate, touching on everything from Obama's campaign organization, to Romney's candidacy and the likelihood of a Hillary Clinton run in 2016.Though the house was packed, we know some who wanted...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Thanks to all who attended Four More Years: Obama's Re-Election and the Prospects for a Second Term ! A packed house was treated to a lively discussion about the 2012 election and the future of President Obama's tenure.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Interested in the state of the state? Join us in Sacramento on April 26, for California: Are We Back? a daylong conference to reflect on the state's rocky few years, as well as look at its future. Three panels of experts will address issues ranging from California's fiscal outlook, to political reform and the makeup of the...
Gary Becker
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
On Wednesday, March 20, hundreds gathered in UC Berkeley's Banatao Auditorium to listen to Nobel Prize winner Dr. Gary S. Becker give a talk on higher education entitled "The Worldwide Boom in Higher Education Increased Gains from College, Rise in Women's Education and Relative Decline in US Education." Becker started his...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Every year, the Matsui Center combines with IGS, UC-Berkeley Extension, and student political groups to co-sponsor an examination of the presidency. This year's event will look at both the 2012 election and the prospects for President Obama's second term. It's cosponsored with the Cal Democrats and the Berkeley College...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Congressman Bereuter delivered the Matsui Lecture on March 13, 2013 Missed Congressman Bereuter's lecture, Can the World Feed 9 Billion People? A Global Agricultural Development Initiative? You're in luck! A video from the event is now available on YouTube .
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
We're happy to announce that Local Government Fellow Daniel Tuchler has secured a summer internship in Santa Ana Councilman Sal Tinajero's office. Elected in November 2006, Tinajero represents the sixth ward of the city. He previously served on the Santa Ana Unified School District board. Congratulations Daniel!
Friday, March 22, 2013
California’s senior senator Dianne Feinstein and veteran political journalist Lynn D. Sweet will be honored this year at the annual Institute of Governmental Studies Salon Gala . Senator Feinstein, in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt, will also be the featured speaker at the event, to be held Thursday, April 4. Senator...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
We are thrilled to name four local government fellows this year-Maria Buxton, Grecia Elenes, Tyler Hill and Daniel Tuchler. Tuesday we hosted brunch in their honor for three of the fellows in the Matsui Center Study Room. Though we missed Maria, who is studying abroad in Bordeaux, France, it was great to chat with fellows...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The 2013 Cal-in-Sacramento Fellows on the floor of the state Senate with Sen. Dick Ackerman, one of the Matsui Center Legislators-in-Residence. More than half of this year's Cal-in-Sacramento Fellows already have internships lined up for the summer. Where will they be working? So far, the list includes Democrats and...

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