21st Annual Travers Conference on Ethics & Accountability in Government


                     Parties and Partisanship in the Era of Twitter & Trump: 

An exploration of how social media and societal trends have challenged the power of American political parties and re-shaped the nature of the American’s partisan attachments.

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

                                          Friday, April 20, 2018

                                           10:15a.m. to 4:15p.m.

                              Bancroft Hotel 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94704


10:15a.m.                       Opening remarks

10:30a.m. - 11:45a.m.   Parties, Losing Control?

Noon - 1:15p.m.             Lunch Break

1:30p.m. - 2:45p.m.       Social Media in Control?

3:00p.m. - 4:15p.m.       Partisanship, Out-of-Control?


Kathleen Bawn (UCLA, Department of Political Science)

Steven F. Hayward (UC Berkeley, Institute of Governmental Studies)

Kathryn Pearson (University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science)

D. Sunshine Hillygus (Duke University, Department of Political Science)

Jennifer Jerit (Stoney Brook University, Department of Political Science)

Joshua Tucker (New York University, Department of Politics)

Shanto Iyengar (Stanford University, Department of Political Science)

Samara Klar (University of Arizona, Department of Political Science)

Matt Barreto (UCLA, Department of Political Science, Department of Chicana/o Studies)         


   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.                                                                   


          Direct inquiries to psfront@berkeley.edu or call 510.642.6323