Mt. Saint Mary’s Emerald Archer Examines the Advancement of Women in the Workplace

By Katrina Soriano

PSR and the USC Bedrosian Center teamed up on August 11, 2019 to bring Dr. Emerald Archer to USC to address the challenges facing the women in the workplace. Archer, the director for the Center for the Advancement of Women in Mount Saint Mary’s University, shared that she “has dedicated her career to studying questions related to gender equity and women’s representation in non-traditional domains such as the United States military,” and offered her findings and insights to a diverse group of attendees including active and retired faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Gary Segura, Dean of UCLA Luskin

by Casey Fischl

Gary Segura is the Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Under his leadership, Luskin has successfully launched its first undergraduate program in the fall of 2018. Gary is also a Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Chicano and Chicana Studies.

Lunch with a Leader: Kim Simon, USC Shoah Foundation Institute

Kim Simon discussed her path to leadership and how she is guiding the Institute’s work to serve a variety of constituencies. Simon ties together many layers of service that include global initiatives, media production, and collection of new testimonies, including the Dimensions in Testimony program and the identification of areas of current conflict, from current…

Dr. Mosqueda on social justice in medicine at USC Keck

Mosqueda has helped heal USC’s medical school and has worked to integrate social justice into the school’s mission. In her short time as Dean, Mosqueda has revamped the curriculum, created a new position that focuses solely on social justice, and is prioritizing diversity in both her staff and students.

Researchers gather to discuss methods for causal arguments in the study of the history of American Politics

by Nathan K. Micatka and Nicholas Napolio 

While the field of political science may seem staid to outsiders, it has evolved significantly in terms of research methods over the last 40 years. The behaviorally based studies that dominated in the 1970s gave rise to the subfield of American Political Development (APD) in the 1980s as a way to more fully realize and incorporate the study of history and institutions. APD scholars made narrative-based causal arguments to understand the history of American politics. Over the past decade, a trend toward more data-oriented studies of causal relationships has emerged …

Town Hall with David Jolly (R-FL) & Patrick Murphy (D-FL)

Why Gridlock Rules Washington and How We Can Solve This Crisis A bipartisan lecture with former Congressmen David Jolly (R-FL) and Patrick Murphy (D-FL) moderated by Abby Wood, USC Gould School of Law. Hyper-partisan politics. Entrenched gridlock in Washington.  Can Americans find common ground on the most pressing issues we face as a nation?  Jolly…

PIPE* Workshop: Ben Graham, USC

Ben Graham is an assistant professor at USC’s School of International Relations. Ben discussed his paper, Network Ties and the Political Strategies of Firms, co-written with Cesi Cruz. Abstract: Social ties are critical to firms’ ability to achieve influence over government policy, and it is widely accepted that better-connected firms achieve more influence. However, it is little understood how different…

Lunch with a Leader: Mina Chow

by Shuaifeng Yao Mina Chow‘s documentary FACE OF A NATION was able to reach the right audience: Legislators. When architecture, cultural diplomacy, civic action, combine to be greater than the sum of the parts. What can policy students learn from this experience? What lessons has Chow learned making a documentary … making sure folks in governance…

Lunch with a Leader : Jack Knott, Dean, USC Price

Our series opens with Jack H. Knott, Dean and the C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair and Professor of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Under Dean Knott’s leadership, the Price School has experienced significant growth and has strengthened its position as leader in public affairs research and education. This year, USC Price is ranked 2nd…