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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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The 2015 APSA Awards are out, and many members of the IGS community have been honored. IGS affiliated faculty member Sarah Anzia was awarded the Best Book Award on urban politics published in the previous year, and the Virginia Gray Best Book Award for the best political science book published on the subject of U.S. state...
Randy Barnett
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
On Tuesday, October 6th, IGS will hold the annual Baxter Liberty Initiave Lecture , which features intellectual leaders whose expertise and scholarship focus on the ideal of freedom in political and economic life. Randy Barnett , the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown University Law Center, will...
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Monday, September 14, 2015
The 2015 UK Election was a momentous election. Conservatives won a surprise victory; the Scottish Nationalist Party dominated Scotland taking over what used to be safe Labour seats; and the Liberal Democratic Party suffered severe losses. On September 2, 2015, scholars from the United Kingdom and the US gathered at IGS to...
Ancillary Apartments
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Low- and middle-income renters in urban and suburban regions of California face a more severe lack of affordable housing than their counterparts almost anywhere else in the United States. As a result, a large underground housing economy has arisen in certain areas. It takes a variety of forms (sometimes referred to as...

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