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Meet the Class of 2012

Meet the Class of 2012

December 1, 2008

One student likens conducting scientific research to playing the violin. Another found research inspiration in his adolescent acne. Still another, awed by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and intrigued by the artist’s…

A World of Learning

A World of Learning

November 1, 2008

The office of the U.S. secretary of state... A cave in southern Belize... A health clinic in central Mexico... This summer, learning at USC College soared beyond the classroom to some surprising places. Undergraduates in…

Lowenthal Appointed as Brookings Senior Fellow

Lowenthal Appointed as Brookings Senior Fellow

March 1, 2008

Abraham Lowenthal, holder of the Robert F. Erburu Chair in Ethics, Globalization and Development in USC College, was recently named a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, one of the nation’s foremost …

God’s Biographer Takes On Islamic Extremism

God’s Biographer Takes On Islamic Extremism

October 1, 2007

Opening a USC conference on religion and international relations, author Jack Miles lamented mass confusion about America’s role in Islamic politics and said that, in fact, for the past four decades American presidents…

In Memoriam: Hayward Alker

In Memoriam: Hayward Alker

August 1, 2007

Hayward R. Alker, holder of the John A. McCone Chair in International Relations in USC College, died on Aug. 24. He was 69. Alker was a leading scholar on world order and international conflict resolution, interests grounded…

Hammond Rolph was School of International Relations Leader, Philanthropist

Hammond Rolph was School of International Relations Leader, Philanthropist

August 1, 2007

Hammond “Ham” M. Rolph, former administrator at the USC College School of International Relations, World War II veteran and East Asian studies scholar, has died. He was 85. Rolph served as associate director of…

In Memoriam: Paul E. Hadley

In Memoriam: Paul E. Hadley

April 1, 2007

Paul E. Hadley, distinguished emeritus professor of international relations and former executive director of the Emeriti Center at USC, died in Glendale on April 10. He was 92. Hadley received the USC Emeriti Center’s…

Bringing Religion into International Relations

Bringing Religion into International Relations

November 1, 2006

For the first time, USC College will offer courses designed to teach students to work in a world where religious identity increasingly plays an integral role in shaping global policies.“We’re preparing our future…

Into Africa

Into Africa

October 1, 2006

To sit down and speak with USC College doctoral students Yesim Ince and Geert Poppe is to be energized. These international relations scholars are excited to talk about what they did this summer.Their enthusiasm for both the…

Rolphs Endow Fellowship

Rolphs Endow Fellowship

August 1, 2006

The Hammond and Julia Rolph Endowed Fellowship for Graduate Students will provide funds for promising graduate students in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, specifically for students in the School of…