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FILM SCREENING…… Face of a Nation: What Happened to the World’s Fair?

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

Please join us for a special screening of Mina Chow's documentary film, Face of a Nation: What happened to the World's Fair. Mina will introduce the film and host a Q & A afterwards.  For generations of Americans, World’s Fairs captured visions of hope for the future as part of their Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: LaGina Gause, UCSD

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

LaGina Gause will discuss her research paper, The Advantage of Disadvantage: Protests, Resources, and Legislative Behavior. It is well documented that low-resource groups are disadvantaged in the political process. But, when low-resource groups can overcome barriers to engage in collective action – participation involving multiple participants publicly expressing a grievance – it Read more…

Lunch with a Leader: MINA CHOW

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

Mina Chow is interdisciplinary faculty, a licensed architect and filmmaker who teaches 1st year building science studio and professional practice at USC. She is bringing attention to the importance of architecture and the image of America as witnessed in World's Fair pavilions and beyond.  For generations of Americans, World’s Fairs captured Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Ben Graham, USC

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, Rm. 103, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Ben Graham is an assistant professor at USC's School of International Relations. Ben will discuss his paper, Network Ties and the Political Strategies of Firms, co-written with Cesi Cruz. 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, Read more…

Governance Salon with Eric Patashnik, Brown University

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

Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine The U.S. medical system is touted as the most advanced in the world, yet many common treatments are not based on sound science. Treatments can go into widespread use before they are rigorously evaluated, and every year patients are harmed because they receive Read more…

Town Hall with former Congressmen David Jolly (R-FL) and Patrick Murphy (D-FL)

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, Room 101, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

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) This conversation will be moderated by Abby Wood, USC Gould Hyper-partisan politics. Entrenched gridlock in Washington.  Can Americans find common ground on the most pressing issues Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Nicolas Duquette, USC

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

Nicolas Duquette is an assistant professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.  He completed his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan in 2014. Duquette's research is in public finance and economic history, with particular interest in the historical development of taxation and spending policy and the Read more…

PIPE* Race & Law Symposium

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

Violent encounters involving police and racial minorities are taking place in greater numbers in the United States. Some of the high-profile incidents (New York City (Eric Garner), Sanford, FL (Trayvon Martin), and Ferguson, MO (Michael Brown)) have generated strong public reaction. Protest movements, such as like “Black Lives Matter,” have Read more…

Opening Presentations of the 23rd Red Nation Film Festival

University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90007, Los Angeles, CA

We are pleased to invite you to the opening ceremonies of the 23rd Red Nation Film Festival! Please join us to share in these readings, panel discussions, and masterclasses featuring the distinct and varied voices of Native Americans.  We have lined up three evenings of readings, panel discussions, and masterclasses. See Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Rod Kiewiet, Caltech

USC Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, Room 103, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626, Los Angeles, CA

Public School Finance in California: the Golden Age  On several occasions, significant changes were made in the way the public schools in California were financed. Major reforms were also made in the state's tax structure.  What did not change was the nature of the state's commitment to public education. From the time of Read more…

Symposium on Population Migration and Repatriation Following Major Disasters

USC Tutor Campus Center Franklin Suite, Room 350 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Recent disasters around the world (Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in Japan, and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico) have led to large population movements resulting in the displacement of individuals, families, and communities for lengthy periods of time generating pain, suffering, and economic hardships. The inflow of Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Gregory DeAngelo, Claremont Graduate University

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

Policing for Profit: The Political Economy of Law Enforcement In recent years numerous observers have raised concerns about "policing for profit'' or the deployment of law enforcement resources to raise funds for cash-strapped jurisdictions. However, identifying the causal effect of fiscal incentives on law enforcement behavior has remained elusive. We model Read more…

PIPE Symposium: Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way #215, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

The Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump symposium will bring together leading political scientists from across the country to explore his radical revision to US foreign policy. In doing so, we hope to better understand the key components of foreign policy in the Age of Trump and their likely Read more…

PIPE Workshop: Martin Gilens, UCLA

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

Citizen Competence and Democratic Governance Competing traditions in public opinion scholarship offer strikingly divergent understandings of the role citizens can and do play in democratic governance. Some scholars argue that most citizens are poor decision makers who are woefully uninformed and easily manipulated. Others believe that public opinion is “rational” Read more…

Book Talk with Avidit Acharya, Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics

Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC 705 West 34th Street, Scriptorium, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Despite dramatic social transformations in the United States during the last 150 years, the South has remained staunchly conservative. Southerners are more likely to support Republican candidates, gun rights, and the death penalty, and southern whites harbor higher levels of racial resentment than whites in other parts of the country. Read more…

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