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Thursday, March 17, 2016
UC Irvine law professor and election-law blogger Rick Hasen scheduled his IGS book talk long before President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the timing of Hasen’s talk on March 16 turned out to be perfect. Just hours after Obama’s nomination of Garland, Hasen spoke about his new book,...
Monday, February 29, 2016
Get your applications ready! Deadlines this week for several IGS fellowships and awards: Local Government Fellowship -- applications due February 29 Martin Award -- applications due March 1 John Gardner Fellowship -- applications due March 2
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Monday, February 22, 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 recipient of the Underhill Fellowship, Samuel Garrett Zeitlin , a UC Berkeley Political Science Ph.D. student whose research focuses on the political thought of Francis Bacon (1561-1626). The R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship provides $30,000 to a UC Berkeley graduate student who has...
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Monday, February 22, 2016
The Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) celebrated the recipients of the Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research and the Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship on Friday, February 19th in the IGS Library. Jack Citrin, the Director of IGS, opened the ceremony and thanked Bill Brandt and Patrice...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Competition among insurance companies may help lower rates for consumers buying policies under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study by IGS Graduate Fellow Sam Trachtman and other researchers. Trachtman and co-authors Paul D. Jacobs and Jessica S. Banthin published their study in the journal Health Affairs ,...
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Monday, February 8, 2016
A new book produced by four co-authors with ties to IGS tells the story of 12 of the most critical elections in California history. IGS National Advisory Council member Susie Swatt and Matsui Center National Advisory Committee member Jeff Raimundo are two of the writers who collaborated on Game Changers: Twelve Elections...
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Friday, February 5, 2016
The history of modern conservatism is a story of disappointment, partly because for the past half-century Republican politicians have been forced to make promises they could not possibly keep, celebrated columnist E.J. Dionne said during an IGS book talk Thursday. Three core promises demanded of all Republican politicians...
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Friday, February 5, 2016
Former Congresswoman Jane Harman will visit Berkeley this spring to discuss international affairs as a Matsui Lecturer, the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service announced. Harman, who served in the House from 1993 to 1999 and 2001 to 2011, will speak at the Matsui Lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22,...
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A paper by IGS visiting student researcher Jonas Hedegaard Hansen has been published in Political Behavior . Residential mobility has substantial negative effects on voter turnout. However, existing studies have been unable to disentangle whether this is due to social costs, informational costs or convenience costs that...
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Bacon Public Lectureship Winner, Karen Chapple, Professor of City and Regional Planning and IGS affiliated faculty, will present a lecture " Integrating California's Climate Change and Fiscal Goals: The Known, the Unknown, and the Possible " on February 24, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm for the University of California Center,...

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