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...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Former Cal-in-Sacramento Fellow Shawn Lewis published an op-ed in the Daily Cal about a bill to freeze UC tuition. Earlier this semester, current Cal-in-Sac Fellow Connor Grubaugh wrote in the Sacramento Bee about the role Karl Rove should or shouldn't play in the Republican Party. Congratulations to Shawn and Connor!
Image of Congressman Douglas Bereuter
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Douglas Bereuter entered Congress in 1979 as a Republican representative from Nebraska, the same year that a freshman Democratic congressman from Sacramento made his way onto to the hill—Robert T. Matsui. “Robert Matsui and I were elected at the same time, November of 1978,” Bereuter said. “We had a friendly relationship...
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Center for the Study of Representation, housed within IGS, is looking for up to two more undergraduates for a $500 research grant. Each year CSR awards up to six Cal undergrads with as much as $500 to help with expenses for research papers dealing with some aspect of American politics—from social movements to electoral...
Pamela Duffy
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Pamela Duffy—a member of the IGS National Advisory Board since 2011—received national recognition earlier this month from the Chambers and Partners USA Women in Law Awards , for her outstanding work as a partner at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass and her commitment to furthering the advancement of women in the law. "I...
Animation of Republican and Democratic party symbols
Monday, January 14, 2013
This is an exerpt from the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service Director, Ethan Rarick's article in a recent edition of the Institute for Research on Public Policy Policy Options Journal. President Barack Obama may have carried California by a whopping 20 percentage points in November, but he wasn’t the...
Aerial shot of Washington DC.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Every Spring the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service at IGS helps send two undergraduate students to Washington DC as part of the U.C. Berkeley Washington Program (UCDC)—this year’s fellows, Alana Baum and Austin Bergstrom, say they are really looking forward to the experience. “I wanted to do UCDC...

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