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PIPE* Workshop: Jeff Jenkins, USC Price

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall 645 Exposition Boulevard #203, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

White Identity and the Emergence of the Republican Party in the Early-20th Century South (Co-authored with Boris Heersink, Fordham University) We explore the relationship between white identity, the GOP, and the South, by examining the role that white identity played in the Republican Party’s emergence in the former Confederacy prior to Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Anthony W. Orlando, Cal Poly Pomona

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall(VPD) 645 Exposition Boulevard, #203, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

"When Citizens Peek Behind the Bureaucratic Veil: An Experiment in Shaping Public Opinion" In this paper, we plan to conduct a novel experiment to test whether Americans form their opinions on executive agency decisions based on whether those decisions are framed as emerging from either technocratic or democratic deliberative processes. Read more…

Lunch with a Leader: Kim Simon, Shoah Foundation

Widney Alumni House Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

This year's Lunch with a Leader series has featured those who lead through academic initiatives, cultural diplomacy through architecture, and social justice through medicine.  February features Kim Simon, Managing Director, Shoah Foundation Institute. Established in 1994 by Steven Spielberg, Shoah Foundation joined USC in 2006 to form the USC Shoah Foundation – Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Chad Kendall, USC

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall(VPD) 635 Exposition Boulevard, #203, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Unbundling Polarization Chad Kendall will discuss his co-authored research on investigating the determinants of political polarization, a phenomenon of increasing relevance in Western democracies. How much of polarization is driven by divergence in the ideologies of politicians? How much is instead the result of changes in the capacity of parties to Read more…

Lunch with a Leader: Gary Segura, Dean, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Widney Alumni House Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Gary Segura, Dean, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Chicano and Chicana Studies Gary's work focuses on issues of political representation and social cleavages, the domestic politics of wartime public opinion, and the politics of America’s growing Latino minority.  Prior to being appointed Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Nicolas Napolio, USC

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall(VPD) 645 Exposition Boulevard, #203, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

"Implementing Particularism: Bureaucracy and the Distribution of Federal Grants" Under what conditions do bureaucrats implement policy on behalf of the President? Do ideology and politicization condition agency implementation of presidential particularism with respect to the distribution of federal grants? I develop a novel theory of the implementation of presidential policy Read more…

PIPE Workshop: Janna King, USC

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall(VPD) 645 Exposition Boulevard, #203, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Bureaucratic Agency Problems and Legislative Oversight (co-authored with Abby K. Wood, USC Gould and Sean Gailmard, UC Berkeley) This paper empirically analyzes legislative oversight of bureaucracy in the US as a means to mitigate agency problems that units of Congress face with the bureaucracy. We develop a principal-agent model of Read more…

Lunch with a Leader: Emerald Archer, Mount St. Mary’s University

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, Room 308, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

This year's Lunch with a Leader series has featured those who lead through academic initiatives, cultural diplomacy through architecture, and social justice through medicine. Please join us for a conversation on leading the advancement of women through public policy. Emerald Archer is the inaugural director of Center for the Advancement of Women at Read more…

Adam Levine – The Power of a Single Conversation

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy 650 Childs Way - RGL 304, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

“The Power of a Single Conversation: Field Experiments to Accelerate the Impact of Social Science" Single conversations between people with diverse forms of expertise can greatly reorient thinking and spark creativity. Adam Levine applies this insight to expanding the public impact and relevance of social science. Most large-scale efforts to Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Pamela Ban, UC San Diego

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD) 635 Exposition Boulevard, Room 203, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

A Woman’s Voice in the House: Gender Composition and its Consequences in Committee Hearings Do increasing numbers of women in Congress lead to more representation of women’s voices during the legislative process? Using committee hearing transcripts from 1995-2017, Pamela analyzes how increasing the proportions of women interacts with measures of Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Pamela Clouser McCann, USC Price

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall(VPD) 635 Exposition Boulevard, Rm. 203, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Negotiating Bicameral Compromise Legislators encode their policy choices in the text of bills they propose, debate, and pass. The textual choices made and the shared elements of the language in House versus Senate bills provide a window to policy conflict and compromise in a bicameral setting. To characterize the nature Read more…

PIPE Workshop: Abby K. Wood, USC

HOLD THE DATE!  More information will be posted soon.  This workshop is open to USC students & faculty.

PIPE* Research: Abby K Wood, USC, Gould School of Law

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy 650 Childs Way, RGL 103, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Abby Wood, USC Gould School of Law, to discuss "Campaign Finance Transparency Affects Legislators’ Election Outcomes and Behavior." Do audits by executive agencies impact the behavior of those audited? Does revealing negative information about legislators affect electoral results and behavior? Institutions that encourage transparency, such as campaign finance disclosure, influence Read more…

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 3550 Trousdale Parkway, DML 240, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

"The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it--and then dismantle it." Ibram Kendi brings an original approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society and in ourselves.  He weaves a combination of ethics, history, law, and science, together with an engaging personal narrative of Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Kevin Esterling and Marci Harris

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall - Room 103 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Kevin Esterling and Marci Harris present a report that notes Congress struggles to keep pace with increasingly rapid technological advances. Kevin Esterling and Marci Harris will present a report by the American Political Science Association Task Force on Congressional Reform Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation that assesses the current status Read more…

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