Due to campus policy with respect to COVID-19 the Citrin Award Lecture by Professor Diana Mutz scheduled for April 2, 2020 was canceled and will be rescheduled for Fall 2021.
Due to campus policy with respect to COVID-19 the Citrin Center Annual Conference “Is Misinformation a Threat to American Democracy?” scheduled for May 8,2020 was canceled and will be rescheduled for Spring 2022.
The Citrin Center was launched in May 2017 to honor the career and legacy of Professor Jack Citrin, a leading expert on public opinion and political identity and the teacher of many students who now are national figures in political science. As a graduate student and faculty member Professor Citrin has spent more than 54 years at Berkeley and on his retirement assumed the status of Professor of the Graduate School.
The Citrin Center is a nonpartisan multidisciplinary institution bringing together leading scholars of public opinion and political culture, both nationally and internationally to report and advance cutting-edge research. Through an annual Citrin Lecture and Citrin Conference, scholarly panels, original polling, and grants to faculty and graduate students, the Center seeks to shed light on some of the most important long-term issues facing the nation and California, as well as informing the Berkeley campus community of changes in public opinion polling.
The Center is located administratively in the Charles and Louise Travers Department in room 798 Social Sciences Building and has a close affiliation with Social Science Matrix, a consortium of research centers in the social science. The Citrin Center works closely with Matrix in planning and administering programs.
The Center is governed by an Executive Committee of Political Science Professors expert in public opinion research and advised by a group of distinguished scholars from other universities who are listed under the People heading of this website. In its two years of existence, the Citrin Center has steadily grown the number and range of events.