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Slow Philosophy & The Slow Professor

Inspired by the article, “In Praise of Slowness,” in the Los Angeles Review of Books, we decided to look at two books: The Slow Professor by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber and Slow Philosophy by Michelle Boulous Walker.

Looking at academia as microcosm of society at large, we find many Americans can get something from this conversation on the difference between love of wisdom and the need to know (control). What might happen if we gave ourselves time (and permission) to understand and learn, rather than, or in addition to, acquire more and more skills? Is slowness the nature of wisdom?

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Ehsan Zaffar joins Council on Foreign Relations

Ehsan Zaffar, an instructor with USC CREATE, USC Price SCI, and frequent speaker at Bedrosian Center, has been invited to join the Council on Foreign Relations as a term member. CFR is a nonpartisan think tank specializing in foreign policy and international affairs. This highly-selective organization with 4,900 members worldwide, includes more than a dozen U.S. secretaries of state…

Ehsan Zaffar, J.D.

Ehsan Zaffar serves as a Senior Advisor at the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington D.C. where he advises the Secretary of Homeland Security and DHS components on the civil rights and civil liberties implications of existing and proposed national security policies, programs, and procedures. Mr.…

How the Supreme Court Will Have a Big Impact on the Next Election

ATTN: quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College about the Supreme Court’s decision to consider a court case about partisan-based gerrymandering. “The Supreme Court’s willingness to consider the Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case is significant,” Christian Grose, a political science professor at the University of Southern California, told ATTN:. “The court has considered partisan gerrymandering…

Why Bill Cosby’s case has race, gender and celebrity echoes of the O.J. Simpson trial

After 52 hours of deliberation, the jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case failed to reach a verdict and a mistrial was declared. Cosby could face a new trial as soon as October. His defense team says he is vindicated. But prosecutors are calling for more women to step forward. KCRW-FM interviewed Jody Armour of…

Stories from inside the battle for successful children and families

by Dr. Raphael Bostic and Sheryl Whitney

Opportunity. It has become the buzz word for policymakers across the political spectrum. From Paul Ryan to Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, everyone seems to trumpet the importance of Americans having access to good jobs, quality housing, strong education, healthy food, safe streets, clean air and water. But the more fundamental question is this: What can communities actually do to increase the likelihood that Americans have real access to opportunity?

Trump hearings launch Kamala Harris

Politico quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how Senator Kamala Harris is building her national political reputation in Congress. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a veteran California political analyst, said Harris in the past was viewed as so careful in shepherding her political profile that “I don’t know that she has a reputation…