20th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics & Accountability in Government


‘Changing Washington?  Prospects for Republican Rule under Donald Trump’                  

                                                                              Friday, April 21, 2017

                                                                                     9:00am - 3:00pm

Presented by the Charles & Louise Travers Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley in cooperation with the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Commonwealth Club of California. 

Location:   Alumni House on UC Berkeley Campus

                       Registration:  Conference registration is free. Click here to register. 


9:00am - 9:15am   Opening remarks

9:15am - 10:30am  The Trump Administration and the World

10:45am - Noon      New and Old Media in the Trump Era

Noon - 1:30pm       Lunch

1:30pm - 2:45pm    The Fate of Obamacare under the Trump Presidency


Senator Alan K. Simpson (R-WY)

Anna Grzymala-Busse (Stanford University, Department of Political Science)

Alejandro Poire Romero (Tecnológico de Monterrey)

Dan Sneider (Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University)

Julia Azari (Marquette University, Department of Political Science & contributor to fivethirtyeight.com and "mischief of faction" at vox.com)

Thad Kousser (UCSD, Department of Political Science)

Debra J. Saunders (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Jas Sekhon (UC Berkeley, Travers Department of Political Science)

Lanhee Chen (Hoover Institution, Stanford University)

Mark A. Peterson (UCLA, Department of Public Policy)

Liz Hamel (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Jennifer Haberkorn (Politico)

                                                        Please continue to follow this page for updates on logistics, speakers, and schedule.

                                                                        Direct inquies to psfront@berkeley.edu or call 510.642.6323