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Friday, January 8, 2016
In a measure of public opinion about several issues that could go before voters this year, the IGS Poll finds that Californians strongly support a higher minimum wage and the legalization of recreational marijuana, but have mixed views about extending the higher sales and income tax rates enacted by Proposition 30. The...
Friday, December 4, 2015
IGS is pleased to welcome Hilde Coffe as a visiting scholar for the 2015-16 academic year. Coffe is Senior Lecturer at the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Coffe also served a number of years as an assistant professor of...
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Friday, December 4, 2015
" The Effects of Voter ID Notification on Voter Turnout: Results from a Large-Scale Field Experiment ," by Jack Citrin, Donald P. Green, and Morris Levy has been published by Election Law Journal (Volume: 13 Issue 2: May 27, 2014). The paper reports results from a direct mail get-out-the-vote (GOTV) experiment, conducted...
Friday, November 13, 2015
On the afternoon of Thursday, October 29, 2015, the Harold Smith Defense and National Security Series hosted Dr. Brad Roberts, director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Roberts spoke on “Extended Deterrence and Strategic Stability in Northeast Asia,” sharing valuable...
Ethan Rarick and George Miller
Thursday, October 22, 2015
On Monday, October 19, 2015, IGS hosted its Fall 2015 Matsui Lecture featuring former congressman George Miller. Miller's talk was titled "Is the American Dream Still Alive? Congress, Labor and Income Inequality." During his time in Congress, Miller built a reputation as one of the strongest congressional leaders on...
Jasjeet Sekhon
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
IGS affiliated faculty member Jasjeet Sekhon and IGS Graduate Fellow Josh Kalla are pioneering powerful new statistical approaches and computer algorithms to improve and streamline persuasion experiments that are being used by a growing number of political campaigns, public interest groups, and academics to better...
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Sunday, October 18, 2015
On October 12, IGS, in conjunction with the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) and the Goldman School of Public Policy hosted a talk on "Pension Reform in Public Higher Education" featuring James A. Hyatt, the current Associate Director of CSHE. Hyatt shared a survey conducted by CSHE that examined a cross-...
Robert Orr
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Robert C. Orr, dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, United Nations under secretary-general, and special advisor to the UN secretary-general on climate change, will receive the inaugural Outstanding Mentor Award from the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship Program, the joint Berkeley-Stanford...

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