Media Advisory: “Obama at Mid-Term: A Report Card”

ATTENTION: National politics, economic and foreign policy reporters


The University of California, Berkeley’s 30th annual Presidential Symposium, co-sponsored by the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service and by UC Berkeley Extension, will explore the presidency of Barack Obama halfway through his term.


Panelists will include:

  • Claudia Anderson, managing editor of The Weekly Standard
  • Daniel J. Balz, national political writer for The Washington Post
  • Ann M. O’Leary, executive director of the Center on Health, Economic and Family Security at the UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Jack Pitney, Roy. P. Crocker Professor of American Politics, Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif.


7:30-9 p.m., Monday, March 14


Stanley Hall, Room 105, at the northeast edge of campus. See a map at


The event will be webcast at a later date. A webcast of the 2010 presidential assessment is available at, and the 2009 recap of Obama’s first three months in office is online at

The Matsui Center is part of UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.