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Monday, September 16, 2019
On Monday, September 9, leading figures in California and national politics gathered in Sacramento to celebrate the release of Power Shift: How Latinos in California Transformed Politics in America . After welcoming remarks by former speaker Willie Brown and Governor Gavin Newsom, co-authors George Pla and David Ayón...
Justice Stevens
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
In 2010, Justice John Paul Stevens was interviewed by Jess Bravin of the Wall Street Journal about his long friendship with Senator Charles H. Percy, dating back to their student days at the University of Chicago. In the interview, Justice Stevens recalls how Senator Percy helped launch his judicial career by encouraging...
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Friday, September 28, 2018
Join us at IGS! We are now accepting applications for a Director of External Programming (Academic Coordinator II) in the area of Social Sciences/American Politics and Policy, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2018. This position has primary responsibility for administering several academic programs and functions...
UC Berkeley campanile
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Two Graduate Student Assistant positions at the Center on Democracy and Organizing in the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, will be available beginning September 1, 2018. These positions are open to graduate students or recent Master's or Ph.D. graduates from any accredited...
Yvonne Dorantes
Friday, June 1, 2018
Congratulations to Yvonne Dorantes '18, a former Cal-in-Sacramento Fellow, and a former Local Government Fellow, who has been named the winner of the 2018 Mather Good Citizen Award . The Mather Award is one of the Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service, recognizing students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that...
2018 Percy Synar winners with the Brandts and Terri Bimes
Friday, March 16, 2018
Join us in congratulating the 2018 recipients of the Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research and the Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship . A ceremony to honor the recipients and their faculty advisers was held in the Harris Room on February 23. The Synar Graduate Research Fellowship awardees...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
IGS Director Lisa García Bedolla has been named a 2017 winner of the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity . The award acknowledges meritorious achievement by faculty in pursuit of the University's mission to create an inclusive environment, serving the needs of our increasingly diverse state...
Zack Weinberg
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Name: Zack Weinberg Year: Senior, Class of 2018 Major: Cognitive Science, Double Minor in Public Policy & Computer Science Hometown: Potomac, MD Service Placement: Intern at San Francisco Department of Technology Favorite Quote: “It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.” Rachel Dawes, Batman...
Yvonne Dorantes
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Name: Yvonne Dorantes Year: Senior, Class of 2018 Major: Political Science; Minor: Conservation and Resource Studies Hometown: San Ardo, CA Service Placement: Summer 2016—Cal-in-Sacramento Intern for Assemblymember Rudy Salas’ Capitol Office; Summer 2017—Matsui Local Government Fellow at Assemblymember Anna Caballero’s...

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