Susan Hyde
Monday, August 1, 2016
IGS is pleased to welcome the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) research network, a major program that aims to advance evidence-based policymaking in the United States andabroad, and to improve the quality of empirical research in the social sciences. EGAP was established in 2009 and previously housed at Columbia...
Arlene and Vic Willits
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Longtime University supporters Arlene and Vic Willits have made a generous bequest to the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service , reflecting their deep commitment to the Center’s mission of providing public service opportunities for Berkeley undergraduates. The gift, part of a larger bequest to the...
Sarah Anzia
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Sarah Anzia is Michelle J. Schwartz Assistant Professor of Public Policy. Her research interests include elections, state and local politics and policy, public sector unions and public employee pensions. Anzia is also an IGS Affiliated Faculty member. Here she discusses her research and forthcoming work. What are some of...
Thomas Mann
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Thomas E. Mann is Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution and Resident Scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies. In 2008, he and Norman Ornstein published an updated edition of The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track. Their New York Times...
Irene Bloemraad
Friday, July 1, 2016
Irene Bloemraad is Professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and served as a member of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into American society...
John Brooks, Greg Elinson, Stephen Goggin and Doug Ahler in graduation regalia
Monday, June 27, 2016
IGS is proud to recognize the tremendous accomplishments and hard work of our recent graduates. Doug Ahler will be a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions for the coming year. In fall 2017, he will start work as assistant professor of political science at Florida...
Danny Murillo
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Congratulations to Danny Murillo (Gardner Fellow Class of 2015) on being selected as a Soros Justice Fellow . As a Soros Fellow, Danny will work to empower formerly incarcerated students by creating a network of people throughout California who have successfully made the transition from incarceration to higher education...
Laura Jessica Douglas
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Cal-in-Sacramento Student Director Laura Jessica Douglas has been named an inaugural UC Presidential Public Service fellow. She is one of three recipients from UC Berkeley. University of California President Janet Napolitano awarded fellowships to 27 undergraduates from across the UC system who will participate in public...
Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas with Cal-in-Sacramento Fellows
Thursday, June 23, 2016
On June 21, 2016, the Matsui Center hosted its annual Sacramento Reception, an event honoring students participating in the Matsui Center summer internship programs Cal-in-Sacramento and the Matsui Local Government Fellowship. This event is hosted every year in partnership with the Institute of Governmental Studies, the...
photo of book cover "Democracy for Realists"
Monday, June 13, 2016
Recent political movements within the United States have raised concerns about the health of American democracy. With hyper-partisanship dividing the country and Donald Trump—the most unlikely, unsuitable, and unpopular presidential nominee of a major party in American history—securing the Republican nomination, the...

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