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News

Monday, May 7, 2018
Assistant Professor Robert Van Houweling comments to Fox 2 KTVU about upcoming mid-term elections in the wake of President Trump's speech at the NRA convention - read the full story here. 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The April 25th debate between the Berkeley Conservative Society and Cal Berkeley Democrats was spirited and feisty, but respectful and constructive. Moderated by Dr. Nadsan Permaul the discussion focused on taxes and healthcare. The debate can be viewed here. 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The 21st Annual Travers Conference, 'Parties & Partisanship in the Era of Twitter and Trump', was covered by Fox 2 news. Video coverage of the conference and corresponding article can be found here. 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Assistant Professor Aila Matanock's artcle on negotiated settlements was published in Foreign Affairs. Full artilce can be found here
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Professor Kevin O'Brien will be recognized with the John and Vivian Sabel Award by the Center for China-US Cooperation and the Journal of Contemporary China on May 2, 2018. Professor O'Brien and Alumnus Rongbin Han authored "Path to Democracy? Assessing Village Elections in China" in 2009. Their work is being recognized as the most impactful on the field over the past 10 years. More information on CCUSC can be found here. 
Monday, April 16, 2018
Professor Eric Schickler draws upon his book, 'Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965', for Vox's The Big Idea, which publishes outside contributors' opinions and analysis of the most important issues in politics, science, and culture. The article, 'Debunking the myth that “identity politics” is bad for the Democratic Party' can be found here. 
Monday, April 9, 2018
Associate Professor Jason Wittenberg's co-authored artcle on elections in Hungary was published in The Washington Post. Full artilce can be found here. 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Undergraduate political science major Yvonne Dorantes has been selected for the Mather Good Citizen Award which will be presented at a ceremony on April 30th.  Congratulations to Yvonne on this well-deserved honor.  Click here for more information on the Chancellor's Awards for Public Service. 
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Kinch Hoekstra is the recipient of a 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award from Phi Beta Kappa.  The Northern California Association of Phi Beta Kappa selects outstanding teachers from among those faculty members who are nominated by students at the eight Phi Beta Kappa institutions in Northern California. 
Sunday, March 25, 2018
 Professor and Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow, Political Science and Director, Berkeley APEC Study Center, Vinod Aggerwal,  was interviewed  by KTVU regarding the stock markets' worst week in two years, reflecting concern the U.S. may be headed for a trade war with China. See video here.

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