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Peter Hart discusses the relevancy of health care in upcoming elections
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In the 2008 presidential contest, candidate Barack Obama made healthcare reform a cornerstone issue...
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Just a week after voters rejected a highly contentious proposal to declare independence from the UK...
Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Institute of Governmental Studies has released guides to the six ballot measures on the...


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IGS in the News

Max Neiman is cited in two San Diego Union Tribune articles: on Attorney General Kamala Harris's criminal justice reports, and on business donations to San Diego's Harborfest event. Neiman is senior research fellow at IGS.

September 23, 2014

Karen Skelton's op-ed on the NFL's handling of domestic violence issues was published in the Sacramento Bee.

September 19, 2014

An op-ed by former IGS grad student Josh Green was published in the Sept. 14 San Francisco Chronicle

September 15, 2014

New in the IGS Library

Europe's Contending Identities

Europe's Contending Identities edited by Andrew C. Gould and Anthony M. Messina (Cambridge), presents candid, in-depth assessments by 13 leading European and North American scholars covering the political processes that shape European identity formation. IGS Director Jack Citrin contributes a chapter entitled "E Pluribus Europa?" with Matthew Wright, Assistant Professor at the Department of Government School of Public Affairs, at the American University in Washington D.C.

Rep. Doris Matsui on supporting IGS

Rep. Doris Matsui is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 6th district, and a champion of the Robert T. Matsui Center at IGS. Named for her late husband, the Matsui Center promotes political participation by young people, and endows several student fellowships in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Learn how you can make a gift to support IGS and the Matsui Center.

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