Events

25th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics & Accountability in Government

April 21, 2023 9:30am - 3:00pm

California confronts a set of interlocking policy challenges that threaten its future vitality. The state has long been a magnet to people across the U.S. and the world seeking economic opportunity and a high quality of life. But as the price of housing has spiraled out of control and as climate change has multiplied the risks posed by drought and wildfires to communities, the state must develop new strategies that safeguard its future. This conference will bring together academic experts, policymakers, and advocates for a discussion of both the...

2023 Cal-in-Sacramento and Schaeffer Fellows Info Session

September 22, 2022 6:30pm - 8:00pm Interested in public service? Apply for one of our internship programs today!

Information Session: Cal-in-Sacramento Fellowship & Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service | September 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 119 Moses Hall

Speaker: Megan Collins, Institute of Governmental Studies

Sponsor: Institute of Governmental Studies

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2022 Diversity and Entrepreneurship Research Symposium

September 30, 2022 9:30am - 4:00pm

In Spring of 2021, the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at the University of California, Berkeley, was awarded a grant of more than $333,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation to launch a two-year Diversity and Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program. The new initiative expands Berkeley undergraduate research, advocacy and internship experiences that focus on how small businesses, especially those that are POC (People of Color)- and women-owned, are faring across California and what can be done to strengthen them. IGS’s Diversity and Entrepreneurship...

2024 Barbara Boxer Lecture: Politics is Personal: A Conversation with Former Rep. Jackie Speier

April 17, 2024 4:00pm - 5:15pm Please join us in conversations with Former Representative Jackie Speier.

Every elected official sees life through their personal experience. These experiences have shaped Congresswoman Speier at every level of government as she very successfully navigates the issues.

Join us for the 2024 Boxer Lecture: Politics is Personal - A Conversation with Rep. Jackie Speier, as we discuss her life, her resilience, and how it all shapes her work.

The Barbara Boxer Lecture is an annual event, sponsored...

2024 Matsui Lecture: Congress and the Crisis in American Democracy

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 - The Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service is pleased to announce that Former United States Representative Mickey Edwards will be the 2024 Matsui Lecturer. The Matsui Lecture is delivered each year by a distinguished former Member of Congress. In addition to speaking at a large public event, the Lecturer also speaks to classes, meets with students, and participates in the intellectual life of the Matsui Center and the Cal campus. Following a pandemic-related hiatus, we are thrilled to restart the Matsui Lecture...

2023 Matsui Lecture: Latinos and the Future of the Nation

March 7, 2023 4:00pm - 5:15pm The Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service is pleased to announce that Former United States Representative Lucille- Roybal-Allard will be the 2023 Matsui Lecturer.

The Matsui Lecture is delivered each year by a distinguished former Member of Congress. In addition to speaking at a large public event, the Lecturer also speaks to classes, meets with students, and participates in the intellectual life of the Matsui Center and the Cal campus. Following a pandemic-related hiatus, we are thrilled to...

2022 Matsui Lecture: The Future of Democracy, A Conversation with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:00pm - 5:15pm The Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service is pleased to announce that Former United States Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will be the 2022 Matsui Lecturer.

The Matsui Lecture is delivered each year by a distinguished former Member of Congress. In addition to speaking at a large public event, the Lecturer also speaks to classes, meets with students, and participates in the intellectual life of the Matsui Center and the Cal campus. Following a pandemic-related hiatus, we are thrilled to restart...