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...
award
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Earlier this summer California’s political world suffered a great loss, David M. Howard—the political director for the California Association of Realtors—died Saturday, July 21, 2012, three weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Howard was a passionate and well-respected political analyst who managed federal, state...
Vote
Monday, November 5, 2012
Over the last few election cycles, IGS has partnered with California Choices and a host of other nonpartisan and nonprofits groups to inform Californians about their ballot choices. Through the website CaliforniaChoices.org, IGS librarians Nick Robinson, Paul King and Julie Lefevre work hard to provide non-partisan...
Kena Patel
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Last year around this time Kena Patel was busy with midterms, and preparing her application for the Matsui Center’s Cal-in-Sacramento program. This year, she's on the other side of process—advocating for undergraduates to apply for the program. "I really, really enjoyed my internship," said Patel. "I got to do things that...
Oberstar with students
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Last week, the Matsui Center at IGS welcomed a special guest—Congressman James "Jim" Oberstar—to give the annual Matsui Lecture and spend a week in residence meeting with students, staff and faculty on campus. Congressman Oberstar served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975-2011, Representing Minnesota’s 8 th...
screengrab of Matsui Lecture video
Monday, October 22, 2012
Rep. James Oberstar presented this year's Matsui Lecture, "The Seeds of Our 21st Century Transportation Network: A Retrospective of Sixty Years of Policymaking." If you missed it, you can now view it online—check out the event page for the full recording.
Cuba conference panelists
Sunday, October 7, 2012
IGS kicked off the start of the fall semester with conferences on a wide range of national and California related governmental issues. Here is a brief recap on each of the events. If you missed them, not to worry—each of the events’ individual webpages have links to webcasts. Democracy Rising September 13 & 14 Lead by...

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