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...
David Broockman and IGS Director Jack Citrin.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Each year IGS Director Dr. Jack Citrin invites a handful of newly admitted graduate students to join IGS as fellows. It’s a select group, chosen mostly from the Political Science department. David Broockman, a second year graduate student, joined IGS last year and quickly made an impact on the IGS community and was awarded...
US-UK flag image
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The special relationship between Great Britain and the United States will be seriously explored in a just-announced Anglo-American Studies Program at the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS), thanks to a $1 million gift from the Anglo California Foundation. The program will launch officially in spring 2013 and it will...
Monday, November 26, 2012
IGS is proud to announce the fall 2012 recipients of the Charles H. Percy Grant for Public Affairs Research. Astrid Ackerman (Sociology) "A Comparative Analysis of the Framing of Legal Membership Before and After 9/11" Reginald James (Political Science and African American Studies) "Historical Impacts of National, State,...
Crowds in Sproul Plaza for 2012 election returns
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Election Season at the IGS Matsui Center wrapped up with hundreds of students gathered on Sproul Plaza to watch the returns Tuesday night. Teaming up with student organizations, the Matsui Center cosponsored the campus-wide viewing party, which included free popcorn and cotton candy along with a huge Jumbotron showing...

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