Events

Election Night: 2024 California Primary Watch Party

The Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics & Public Service & the Institute of Governmental Studies are hosting an Election Night Watch Party

2024 Primary Elections Watch Party

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 6:30PM at IGS Library (109 Philosophy Hall)

Doors open at 6:15pm (Seating is available on a first come first served basis.)

The Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics & Public Service, and the Institute of Governmental Studies are hosting an fun, friendly, and informative evening of food, trivia games, and healthy discussion as we livestream the...

2024 Percy Synar Award Ceremony and Reception

February 23, 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm Please join us as we congratulate the 2024 recipients of the Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research and the Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship.

The Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research 2024 Recipients

Alina Zarate (Environmental Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies): "The Multiple Fronts of the Fight for Farm Worker Rights: An Analysis of UFW Political Advocacy in the 21st Century"

Andrew Huong Yet Chen (Political Science, Psychology): "Unveiling Voter...

Institute of Governmental Studies Fall 2023 Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm 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 Barbara Boxer Lecture with Representative Judy Chu

April 3, 2023 4:00pm - 5:15pm Please join us in conversations with Representative Judy Chu.

From her position on the House Ways and Means Committee and as a member of the Subcommittees on Health, Worker and Family Support, and Oversight, Congresswoman Judy Chu has distinguished herself as a champion of working families. The first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, Rep. Chu has served as Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus since 2011, and has been a leading advocate for the needs and concerns of the Asian American Pacific Islander community...

REI Colloquium: Colonial Bureaucracy & Contemporary Citizenship: Legacies of Race & Emergency in the Former British Empire

March 3, 2023 12:00pm - 1:30pm Please join us as we explore the contents of Yael Berda's latest book, examining how the legacies of colonial bureaucracy continue to shape political life after empire.

Yael Berda is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) of Sociology & Anthropology at Hebrew University and a non-resident fellow with the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy school of government.

Berda publishes, teaches, and speaks on the intersections of law & society, bureaucracy and the state, race and racism and sociology of...

Women Leaders & The Future of California

March 2, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm Please join us as we ask four prominent women leaders: What role do politically engaged women of color play in shaping the next decade for the Golden State?

In the midst of historic partisanship, geopolitical upheaval, ecological disasters, and the remnants of a once in a generation pandemic, how can California leaders guide one of the largest and most influential cultural and economic regions in the world towards a brighter future? On the national scale, how does California continue to stand at the forefront on major issues...

2023 Percy Synar Award Ceremony and Reception

February 24, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm Please join us as we congratulate the 2023 recipients of the Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research and the Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship.

An Awards Ceremony and Reception for the 2023 Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant and the Mike Synar Graduate Fellowship Recipients, by the Institute of Governmental Studies.

Each year, the Institute of Governmental Studies awards up to four Charles H. Percy research grants in the amount of $500 each to U.C. Berkeley undergraduate students who...

REI Colloquium: How Group Competition, Apathy, & Antipathy Influence Intergroup Harm

February 14, 2023 12:00pm - 1:30pm The Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for Race & Gender, and Berkeley Ethnic studies is excited to announce the upcomin REI Colloquium by Professor Sa-Kiera Hudson.

Empathy is often hailed as the emotion to target in intergroup conflicts, as it predicts consequential prosocial behaviors. I argue, however, that while empathy is relevant for prosocial and helpful behaviors, it cannot adequately explain why people harm members of other groups. In my work I have developed a model that proposes incorporating another, understudied...

Election Night @ IGS: 2022 Midterm Election Watch Party

November 8, 2022 5:00pm - 9:00pm The Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics & Public Service, and the Institute of Governmental Studies are hosting an fun, friendly, and informative evening of food, trivia games, and healthy discussion as we livestream the election results from the 2022 Midterm elections!

Join us as we track election results in California and across the nation in a monumental midterm year that will determine party control of both the House and the Senate! Food and drinks will be provided along with games and prizes, too.

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...