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Mary Sarotte, professor of international relations in USC College, spoke about her new book, <em>1989: The Struggle to Create Post-War Europe</em>, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. in October. Photo courtesy of the Wilson Center.

The Fall of the Wall and Its Legacy

November 9, 2009

Released on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, USC College's Mary Sarotte's new book examines a year that forever transformed international relations -- 1989. In 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War…

Dan Schnur, director of the College’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, along with Department of Political Science chair Ann Crigler and Professor of Political Science Jane Junn, will coordinate the on-campus aspects of the poll. Photo credit Alexandra Bissonnette.

California's Best Years Have Passed, Voters Say

November 8, 2009

Frustrated at California's woes, voters are sharply pessimistic about whether the next governor will be able to move the state in the right direction, and most believe California is in the midst of a long-term decline, a new…

USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences and the Los Angeles Times Join Forces in New California State Poll

USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences and the Los Angeles Times Join Forces in New California State Poll

November 4, 2009

The Los Angeles Times and the University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts & Sciences today announced they will jointly sponsor a series of six statewide public opinion polls beginning November 8, 2009, and…

USC College alumni Gary Lee ‘07 and Emily Fetting ‘06 stand in front the West Wing of the White House. Lee works for President Barack Obama as a White House liaison. Photo courtesy of Gary Lee.

The Road to the White House

June 22, 2009

Gary Lee remembered vying for student body president during his senior year in USC College and losing. Lee, a political science major, took the loss to heart. He went to talk to his former professor, Howard Gillman, who…

USC Scholar Conducts Largest U.S. Survey of Asian American Voters

USC Scholar Conducts Largest U.S. Survey of Asian American Voters

October 1, 2008

A new report by political scientist Janelle Wong of USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences reveals that a majority of Asian American likely voters oppose a constitutional amendment that would define “marriage as…

A Study of Atrocity with a Dream of Peace

A Study of Atrocity with a Dream of Peace

April 1, 2007

It’s surprising, but one of the world’s leading experts on the topic of terrorism doesn’t like the word. “It’s a biased term,” said Richard Dekmejian, a scholar who has served as a…

Changing the Game

Changing the Game

February 1, 2007

USC College undergraduates Colin Koproske and Mathew Morgan have a modest goal: They want to change the tenor of American political dialogue. They want to replace polemics and partisanship with rational debate based on solid…

Unruh Institute Names New Director

Unruh Institute Names New Director

October 7, 2005

Alison Dundes Renteln, an expert on human rights and American politics, has been named director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC. The institute — named after a man whose four-decade political…