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The University of California, Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies will host "Decision 2004"

07 September 2004

ATTENTION: Reporters and editors covering the U.S. presidential campaign

Contact: Janet Gilmore
(510) 642-5685 jeg@pa.urel.berkeley.edu

The University of California, Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies will host "Decision 2004,"
a series of election-related lectures, panel discussions and other events now through Election Day. All events are free and open to the public and will take place at the institute's library, 109 Moses Hall. View the complete list of events online at http://politics.berkeley.edu./

Participants will include pollsters, experts from UC Berkeley and Stanford University and advocates. This month's events include the following:

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 3-5 p.m.
Panel discussion: "The Issues: Jobs and the Economy"
Participants: Alan Auerbach, UC Berkeley economist; John Shoven, director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Ken Burt, political director, California Federation of Teachers; and Dominic DiMare, vice president, government relations, the California Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 3-5 p.m.
Panel discussion: "The Polls: The Battleground States"
Participants: Mervin Field, founder of the California Poll, analyzes the must-win states; Merrill Shanks, UC Berkeley political science professor, looks at what's driving the vote; Henry Brady,
UC Berkeley political science professor and director the campus's Survey Research Center, moderates the discussion.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 3-5 p.m.
Panel discussion: " The Issues: Terrorism and National Security"
Participants: Michael Nacht, dean of UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy; John Yoo,
UC Berkeley law professor; Harry Kreisler, executive director of UC Berkeley's Institute of International Studies and the event moderator.

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 3-5 p.m.
Panel discussion: "The Pollsters Handicap the Horse Race," an analysis of the latest polling trends.
Participants: Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Institute; Chuck Rund of Charleton Research; and David Binder of David Binder Research.