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Monday, June 12, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Gabriel Lenz, Jack Citrin, and PhD Alumnus, Doug Ahler whose article, "Do Open Primaries Improve Representation? An Experimental Test of California's 2012 Top-Two Primary" was selected as the best paper published in LSQ in the calendar year 2016. The committee noted that the paper is especially important in that it speaks to a number of literatures, and has important real world implications (particularly in a time of polarization and heightened debate over institutional design/reform). The award will be presented at the legislative section business meeting at APSA.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Matthew Nguyen earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at UC Berkeley in 2015. While attending Berkeley he rallied global support for Syrian refugees and Ebola victims, and fought for minority voting rights in North Carolina.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Deaprtment Chair Eric Schickler was interviewed by ABC 7 local news regarding the Republicans employing the 'nuclear option' to change the rules and eliminate the filibuster as a tool to block Supreme Court nominations. Full story here.
Monday, October 17, 2016
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Professor Emeritus of Political Science Paul Thomas, who taught at the University of California, Berkeley until his retirement. Thomas passed on Tuesday evening, Oct. 11.  Professor Thomas graduated from the University of Manchester, U.K., with First Class Honours in Modern History with Economics and Politics, and was one of the first John F. Kennedy Scholars from the U.K. to attend Harvard University, which awarded him his Doctorate in 1973.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Rachel Bernhard, Gabriel Lenz and Sarah Anzia cited in Califonia Magazine article, "Sexual Politics: The 2016 Presidential Race Is Notable for Misogynist Rhetoric."

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