The Center's Leadership Council hosted a community dinner to honor two of California's most influential political figures and to raise fellowship funds for Democracy Fellows at UC Irvine. With this community support we have established the Willie L. Brown and James L. Brulte Fellowships.

Willie Brown, former Mayor of San Francisco, had a distinguished public service career as a member of the California Assembly and Speaker of the Assembly. Senator James L. Brulte has an equally distinguished public service career as a member of the Assembly and now Republican Leader in the California Senate.

These fellowships provide first-year support for students who enter the Ph.D. program in political science or sociology at UC Irvine.

The Willie L. Brown Fellows:

  • Fall 2008: Kathy Rim, BA, UC Irvine
  • Fall 2004: William Chiu , BA, UC Berkeley
  • Fall 2003: Bryan Liefer, BA, UC Berkeley

The James L. Brulte Fellows:

  • Fall 2009: Henry Hail, BA, Boston College; MA, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Fall 2004: Maryam Komaie, BA, California State University, Fullerton
  • Fall 2003: John Ensch, BA, UC Davis


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