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Friday, September 15, 2017
Professor Eric Schickler was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle's September 14, 2017 article regarding President Trump's recent deal-making discussions with key Democratic congressional leaders. Read the full article here.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Professor Steve Fish was quoted in a recent Mercury News article regarding the former U.S. Ambassador to Russia's criticism of President Trump. The full article can be read here.
Monday, September 11, 2017
The Economist quoted Professor TJ Pempel in a recent article "How Donald Trump weakens Amercia's influence in Asia" full article here.  Professor Pempel's origional piece regarding this topic can be read here.  
Monday, September 11, 2017
PhD students Laura Jakli and Melissa Carlson worked with Professor Katerina Linos to co-author an article published by the Washington Posts' Monkey Cage: "Hungary and Slovakia challenged Europe’s refugee scheme. They just lost badly."
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
'The key to Kenya’s close election: the power of partisanship' by Associate Professor Leo Arriola featured on the Monkey Cage of The Washington Post, read article here. 
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Rochelle Terman, a recent UC Berkeley Political Science Ph.D. alumna, wins The Merze Tate Award (before 2017, known as the Helen Dwight Reid Award) from the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation successfully defended during the previous two years in the field of international relations, law, and politics.Congratulations Rochelle!
Monday, June 19, 2017
'Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power' by Douglas L. Krinwe & Eric Schickler was awarded the Richard F. Fenno Prize, which is designed to honor work that is both theoretically and empirically strong. Moreover, this prize is dedicated to encouraging scholars to pursue new and different avenues of research in order to find answers to previously unexplored questions about the nature of politics. Additionally, The Richard E.
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.

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