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Women in Leadership: A Woman’s Place is in the Economic Recovery

Join the the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Bedrosian Center on Governance, the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for a discussion around the disproportionate impacts women have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and women’s critical role in the recovery process.

PIPE* Workshop: Miguel Pereira, USC Dornsife

Miguel Pereira, Assistant Professor of Political Science at USC Dornsife, will present research: The Expertise Curse: How Policy Expertise Can Hinder Responsiveness.

Slavery & Its Legacies Symposium

Slavery, as an institution, traces its origins back to Mesopotamia in 3500 B.C. Slavery was abolished by most nations sometime in the 19th century. Slavery’s effects, however, persisted in many nations for decades — and still persist in various forms today. The Slavery and Its Legacies Symposium examines this historical persistence of institutionalized slavery, both in the United States and in other nations.

President Biden’s First 100 Days

William Resh (USC) with Christina Kinane (Yale) and Anne Joseph O'Connell (Stanford) will discuss some of the legal intricacies of the Vacancy Act, the strategic calculations that political actors might make regarding vacancies, and their impact on agency performance.

PIPE* Workshop: Volha Charnysh, MIT

Volha Charnysh, Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT, will present Dispute Resolution in Heterogenous Societies.

Bedrosian Bookclub LIVE, emergent strategy


Date: June 22, 2021 | 5:00pm PDT Location: Zoom Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown As we are coming out of the pandemic, we are facing really tough issues. Polarization is at a high point, political violence surrounds us, joblessness, homelessness, the country's need to face Read more…

PIPE Workshop: Zhao Li, Princeton

Zhao Li, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, studies American politics and political economy with a focus on campaign finance in the United States. In particular, her research examines both institutional and behavioral factors that motivate campaign donors to give money to different types of recipients (candidates, interest groups, etc.), as well as the implications of these donations for different aspects of democratic representation in the U.S., including corporate political strategy, political extremism, and electoral accountability.


Crying in H Mart: Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast


Crying in H Mart: Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast. Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative and the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies. Co-sponsored by the USC Bedrosian Center and Asian Pacific American Student Services. Sept. 7, 6 pm PT.

PIPE Workshop: Jake Grumbach, University of Washington


Laboratories of Democratic Backsliding Using 61 indicators of democratic performance from 2000 to 2018, we develop a measure of subnational democratic performance, the State Democracy Index. We use this measure to test theories of democratic expansion and backsliding based in party competition, polarization, demographic change, and the group interests of Read more…


PIPE Workshop: Leticia Arroyo Abad & Noel Maurer


What Have the Americans Ever Done for Us? Lessons from the United States in Latin America, 1895-1929 The United States spent 20 years in Afghanistan attempting to achieve two interrelated aims: reduce the level of political instability and build Afghan state capacity. It partially succeeded in the first: the Afghan Read more…


PIPE Workshop: Emily Sellars, Yale


Fiscal Legibility and State Development: Theory and Evidence from Colonial Mexico We examine how fiscal legibility, the ability of a central government to observe local economic conditions for the purposes of taxation, shapes political centralization. When a ruler is unable to observe economic conditions, it can be preferable to grant Read more…


PIPE Workshop: Anna Grzymala-Busse, Stanford


Tilly goes to Church: the Medieval and Religious Roots of European State Formation Medieval religious rivalry fundamentally shaped European state formation. The single most powerful challenger to kings and emperors in the Middle Ages was the Catholic Church. To protect its interests and ensure its autonomy, the papacy deliberately fragmented Read more…


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