The 2022 Midterms & The State of American Democracy

November 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm Join us for a presentation and panel discussion on the latest Berkeley IGS Poll results and impacts prior to the 2022 midterm elections.

What are the main factors shaping the landscape for the 2022 Midterm elections in California and across the nation? With closely contested battles for control of the House and Senate, along with high-profile races for other offices, including the mayor of Los Angeles, our expert panel will consider what the latest polling data and on-the-ground reports tell us to expect. How has the Dobbs decision...

Book Talk: Arc of Power: Inside Nancy Pelosi's Speakership 2005-2010

October 27, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm Join Berkeley IGS for a book talk with John Lawrence, former chief of staff to Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, documenting his insider perspective from 2005 to 2010.

Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2022 at 4:00pm

Where: 109 Moses Hall (IGS Library), UC Berkeley

Note: The Event will also be broadcast via Zoom.

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2023 Democracy Camp Info Session

October 13, 2022 6:30pm - 8:00pm Are you a UC Berkeley undergraduate student who is driven to serve others and be a change-maker? Seeking a career path to public service? Attend our Democracy Camp info session to learn more!

Application Deadline: Sunday 11/6 at 11:59pm

Eligibility: Must be a registered UC Berkeley undergraduate student in Spring 2023 (seniors who will graduate in May 2023 are eligible). All years and all majors welcome....

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...

Institute of Governmental Studies Fall 2022 Welcome Reception

September 8, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm Join us in welcoming new and returning students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars!

Enjoy sweet and savory bites and toast to the new year while catching up on summer adventures with fellow IGS affiliated faculty, graduate students, student assistants, staff, and fellows. We'll also hear from IGS co-directors Cristina Mora and Eric Schickler about the exciting year of events and programs we have in store!

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 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...

2020 Barbara Boxer Lecture: Leading the Way: Community, Empowerment, and Social Change

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:00pm to 4:00pm Registration Link: Register via Zoom Webinar

Event contact: Sonia Moctezuma:

As Americans navigate the health, economic, and social crises caused by a global pandemic, prepare for the 2020 election, and grapple with racial inequality and police violence, how are women leaders charting the...

2017 Inaugural Barbara Boxer Lecture: An Election Like No Other and What Lies Ahead

Friday, March 10, 2017 4:30pm to 5:30pm Join Senator Barbara Boxer as she gives the inaugural lecture in the Barbara Boxer Lecture Series, sponsored jointly by the Institute of Govermental Studies and the Bancroft Library. Senator Boxer will reflect on the 2016 election and look forward to what lies ahead. A book signing will follow Senator Boxer's lecture.