Jack Citrin, Ambassador Arnold Chacon, and Thomas Schnaubelt (the Executive Director of the Haas Center for Public Service).
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The John Gardner Fellowship Program and the State Department signed an agreement officially recognizing the John Gardner Fellowship and easing the process of placing Gardner Fellows at the State Department. Ambassador Arnold Chacon, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, signed the...
rainy polling place
Friday, May 20, 2016
Incumbent representatives moderate their roll-call voting behavior in response to shifts in their prior electoral margins, according to new published research by IGS alumni John Henderson and John Brooks. Henderson and Brooks jointly published a new study in The Journal of Politics, “Mediating the Electoral Connection: The...
panelists at Brexit conference
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
On June 23rd, United Kingdom voters will head to the polls to decide whether to leave the European Union. At an event co-sponsored by the Anglo-American Studies Program on May 13, Richard Waters, West Coast Editor of the Financial Times, moderated a discussion on the so-called Brexit referendum between Doug Rivers, Chief...
Jack Citrin
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Greetings! It has been a busy and rewarding Spring here at the Institute of Governmental Studies. As the semester comes to a close I’d like to take a moment to look back and share some highlights with you. Of Note: IGS Achievements IGS graduate students, alums and affiliated faculty continue to...
voters at polling station
Monday, May 16, 2016
California’s new top-two primary system did not lead voters in 2012 to pick ideologically moderate candidates for Congress and the state Senate, according to newly published research from IGS Director Jack Citrin and two colleagues. Citrin, IGS Graduate Fellow Douglas J. Ahler, and IGS Affiliated Faculty Member Gabe Lenz...
vote sign photo by flickr user kristinausk
Thursday, May 12, 2016
The IGS Library has released a guide to the ballot measure on the June 7 Primary Election ballot on the California Choices website . In addition to voter resources and in-depth analyses of the proposition, the site features a View Endorsements and Share Your Vote page where you can compare endorsements from political...
Amy Lerman
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Amy Lerman is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at UC Berkeley. She writes widely on issues related to political participation, public opinion, and public policy. Lerman is a member of the IGS Faculty Advisory Committee and for the past two years has hosted the Race, Ethnicity and Immigration...
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Thursday, May 5, 2016
Courtney Tran is a 2016-17 Gardner Fellow from UC Berkeley. As the child of Vietnam War refugees, Courtney is passionate about the plight of displaced people. Her interest stems from the parallels she sees between her family’s story and that of refugees, asylum seekers, and IDPs worldwide. She believes that countries...
Cameron Silverberg
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Cameron Silverberg is a 2016-17 Gardner Fellow from UC Berkeley. Cameron learned about the value of public service from his grandfather, Michael Silverberg, who early on fought for civil rights and then later fought for better health care for people suffering from mental illness. Taking up his grandfather’s charge, Cameron...
Lernik Begian
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Lernik Begian is a 2016-17 Gardner Fellow from UC Berkeley. Lernik was born in Karaj, Iran (her family had to leave Tehran because of the Iran-Iraq War). In Iran, a woman’s testimony in court is legally worth half a man’s; a woman can never become a judge; and a woman cannot leave the country without her father’s...

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