A few topics of interest to the Casden Institute


  • Portrayal of Jews in films, theater and the arts
  • Contributions Jews have made, and continue to make, to American life
    Jewish feminism
  • Issues in Jewish identity: West Coast versus East Coast
  • Changes and continuity in Jewish families
  • Jewish artists and the expression of identity
  • Jewish values and the public education debate
  • Population changes in Jewish communities in the West
  • Historic and contemporary relationships between Jewish Americans and other ethnic and religious minorities
  • Role of the Jewish community in medical ethics and the right-to-die debate
  • The Casden Institute
  • The USC Casden Institute
  • Taper Hall of Humanities, Suite 348C
  • 3501 Trousdale Pkwy
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089