IGS hosted more than two dozen events during the 2017-18 academic year, on topics ranging from the rise of nationalism and populism, to gerrymandering, to the California gubernatorial race. Check back later in the summer for information on upcoming 2018-19 events.

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Friday, May 4, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Join us on Friday, May 4 at the IGS library for the Citrin Center on Public Opinion’s inaugural conference. Six leading academics will present recent research on declining trust, rising populism, and their contribution to Donald Trump’s election. A roundtable of academics and journalists will then discuss trust and...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00am to 6:30am
What concrete steps can help address the ongoing problem of sexual harassment in the workplace? In this panel discussion, we will seek to explore changes both in the law and in institutional structure and culture that may improve institutional responses to harassment and help prevent other cases in the future. Based on...
Class of '74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship
Thursday, April 12, 2018
9:00am to 11:00am
Please join us at 4:00 pm in the IGS Library on Thursday, April 12, 2018, for a discussion with John Lawrence on his new book, The Class of '74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship . Miller will be in conversation with former Congressman George Miller, one of the longest-serving members of the Class of '...
Monday, March 12, 2018
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Donald R. Kinder is the Philip E. Converse Collegiate Professor in the Department of Political Science and research professor in the Center for Political Studies of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is the author of many books, including most recently Neither Liberal nor Conservative:...
Friday, February 23, 2018
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Come help us celebrate the 2018 Percy-Synar Awards recipients on Friday, February 23rd at 4 p.m. in the Harris Room.
North American Futures: Nafta In the Balance
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
4:00pm to 6:00pm
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION : Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall Join the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Canadian Studies Program for an expert panel discussion on the future of NAFTA. Reception to follow. The panel will explore this topic: What is the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement? With...
Monday, January 29, 2018
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us for an information session to learn about the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship, which provides opportunities for graduating seniors to invest their talent, energy and training in public service. Six fellows, three from UC Berkeley and three from Stanford, are selected each spring. Fellows work full-time for...
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Join us as Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times, London, gives his talk, "From Brexit to Donald Trump: How Far Does the Economy Explain the Rise of Populism and Nationalism?" This year's Underhill Lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for British Studies, the Institute of...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 (All day) to Friday, November 17, 2017 (All day)
Complete details on the CSHE event page To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, CSHE in partnership with University World News (link is external) will be hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
California's electorate is changing, and the voters who pick the next governor will be different in many ways than those who decided past elections in the state. As the electorate grows more diverse, what does this mean for California politics? Will democrats simply cement greater control of the state, or will the...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
A panel discussion that will reflect on President Trump one year after his shocking election victory. The panel will include a pro-Trump conservative, an anti-Trump conservative, and two faculty members critical chiefly from the center-left, offering a many-sided examination of the extraordinary Trump phenomenon. Panelists...
Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00am to 5:30pm
This full-day conference will bring together a diverse set of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to explore what federalism means now. In this era of shifting state and federal policy positions, what constraints and opportunities does federalism present? Can people of different views agree on rules and principles to...
Friday, November 3, 2017
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Interested in Cal-in-Sac ? Join us for an information session on Friday, November 3 from 4:00-5:00 pm in the IGS Library. Applications for summer 2018 are due on November 13. Learn more about the program on the Cal-in-Sac page , and read firsthand experiences of the program on the Cal-in-Sac Fellows blog .
Monday, October 30, 2017
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Interested in Cal-in-Sac? Join us for an information session on Monday, October 30 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the IGS Library. Applications for summer 2018 are due on November 13.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
The Institute of Governmental Studies, in association with the Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and BridgeUSA at Berkeley are pleased to announce a lecture and forum with Mark Lilla, professor of the humanities at Columbia University and one of America’s leading...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
A panel discussion of the key factors influencing the race. Are there major policy distinctions among the leading democratic candidates? How badly does the national Republican brand hurt the Republican candidates? Can Republicans advance a candidate to the general election or will it be a Democrat vs. Democrat race in...