Ethan Rarick is associate director of IGS and the director of the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, a component of IGS that seeks to interest undergraduates in public service through internship programs, public events, and the presence of distinguished visitors on campus. A former political journalist, he is the author of California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown and Desperate Passage: The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West, and the editor of three books: Governing California: Politics, Government, and Public Policy in the Golden State; California Votes: The 2010 Governor's Race; and California Votes: The 2006 Governor’s Race. He is a frequent public commentator on California politics, policy, and history, and has written about these subjects for many publications, including The Los Angeles Times and California History.
Associate Director, Institute of Governmental Studies
Director, Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service
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