Parliament with UK flag in foreground

About the Program

The underlying purpose of the Anglo-American Studies Program is to widen and deepen campus interest and knowledge of British affairs and their implications for the United States. The program supports faculty and graduate student research, conducts scholarly conferences, and features an annual R. Kirk Underhill lecture at UC Berkeley by a leading figure from political or scholarly circles in the United Kingdom. In addition, the program offers the R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship

The AASP is funded by a generous gift made in December 2012 from the Anglo-California Foundation in memory of R. Kirk Underhill.

2015-16 Events

Please join us for these upcoming events:

Charles Moore, "Why was the Reagan-Thatcher Relationship Special?"

  • July 21, 4 pm (location TBD)
  • See the event page for more information and to register

Underhill Graduate Fellowship

Samuel ZeitlinThe R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship provides $30,000 to a UC Berkeley graduate student who has advanced to candidacy and whose research focuses on Anglo-American affairs. 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).