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The Government of Japan announced Professor Emeritus T.J. Pempel as a recipient of the 2022 Spring Conferment of Japanese Decoration. Within the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, Professor Emeritus Pempel will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. For more information, please visit the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco's website: https://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/22_0429.html

Hello UCB Political Science community. It's not everyday that your work gets mentioned by a President of the United States which is why we are so pleased to share this piece by President Barrack Obama, Disinformation and Democracy Reading List. The piece was related to an event where President Obama spoke on April 21st. He specifically mentioned Professor David Broockman's work, with PhD alum Joshua...

DATE: APRIL 29, 2022, 3:30PM - 5:00PM PST LOCATION: SOCIAL SCIENCE MATRIX CONFERENCE ROOM, 8TH FLOOR, SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING, UC BERKELEY RECEPTION TO FOLLOW REGISTER HERE John Sides is a leading scholar of American Politics. His new book "The Bitter End: The 2020 Presidential Campaign and the Challenge to American Democracy" is forthcoming this fall. He is an author of "Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential...

Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Zoom Speaker: Heribert Dieter, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin Moderator: Vinod Aggarwal, Distinguished Professor and Alann P. Bedford Chair in Asian Studies, Political Science; Director, Berkeley APEC Study Center Sponsor: Institute of European Studies For decades, Germany was following a policy on China that emphasized the potential benefits from trade and investment...

Please join us in congratulating Department alum, Grant Harris, on his appointment as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry & Analysis for President Biden. Mr. Harris previously served in the Obama White House as special assistant for African affairs. You can check out his career path on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/gtharris/.

Dr. Jyotirindra (“Jyoti”) DasGupta, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, passed away peacefully at age 88 on March 17, 2022. Professor DasGupta spent 61 years of his life in Berkeley; he loved both the university and the town. He first came to Berkeley from Kolkata, India as a doctoral student in August of 1961. He completed his PhD in 1966, joined the faculty in 1965, and...