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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.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Travers Department of Political Science undergraduate students Angelo Dagonel and Mazelle Etessami were each named as Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research Recipients. Dagonel's project focused on E-Verify and Unauthorized Labor Force Participation, while Etessami's was An Exploration of the Motivations and Mechanisms Behind Non-identity Activism. More information on the Charles H.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Professor Eric Schickler is quoted in the February 28, 2018 Washington Examiner Article 'Still the front-runner, Dianne Feinstein moves on from California Democratic Party's snub'. Full article here.  
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Professor Kinch Hoekstra will give the 2018 Benedict Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy at Boston University. This is the preeminent lecture series in the subject in the US and adds to his already distinguished reputation in the field. Last year Kinch delivered the Carlyle Lectures in the History of Political Thought at Oxford University, the preeminent lecture series in the subject in the UK.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
 Paul Pierson, the John Gross Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley, weighs in on 'The Tipping Point; Can American Institutions Be Saved? Full article here.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Response to a recent report finding that California’s correctional and parole officers face extraordinarily high risks of suicide and other mental health problems has Amy Lerman, the UC Berkeley professor who led the research, feeling cautiously optimistic about the state’s ability to address the issue. Read complete article here. 

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