Student Recognition

Political Science major Connor Maag has published an article, Legal Dilemmas in the Digital Age, in the The Diplomacist (Spring 2013, Volume 6, Issue 2), published by the Cornell University International Affairs Review. (The Cornell International Affairs Review is a student-run organization that aims to provide an international, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary approach to foreign affairs.) Congratulations Connor!


Jonathan Truong is a recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to Vietnam. At USC, Jonathan is completing a bachelors of arts in Political Science. He has participated in various community-based non profits for worker's rights and he has demonstrated a desire to assist those from different cultural backgrounds. For his Fulbright grant, Jonathan will teach English and cross-cultural education to university students in Vietnam.

Jonathan is one of twelve current and recently graduated USC students to receive the 2013-14 Fulbright Student Grants. See http://news.usc.edu/


Department of Political Science alumnus Edward West Headington (BA 1998) is a candidate for California Assembly District 38 in the November 6, 2012 Election. He was one of the two candidates on the ballot for this office, having placed in the top two in the primary election. Good luck "West"!

Golin-Blaugrund serves Israel through AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee]. Political science senior Bari Golin-Blaugrund was one of six students named to the AIPAC's national council.

USC Dornsife’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) - Political Science major Emily Gee and Lisa Cui examined how Chinese and American students responded to both negative and positive advertisements, including the image depicting an ice cream earth melting in a desert. “During Summer and Fall 2011, the two USC Dornsife students conducted an independent study project at six universities in China and the United States to determine whether culture determines how environmental advertisements are perceived.”


May 9, 2012 - The Student Recognition and Wall of Scholars ceremonies took place today and several POSC Seniors received special honors. Listed below are POSC seniors who received an award:

DISCOVERY SCHOLARS - Students who produced exceptional original scholarship while compiling a distinguished overall academic record. Only 11 students received this $10, 000 award; three are POSC majors:

  • Lisa Cui
  • Emily Gee
  • Courtney Whang

Dean Joan Metcalf Schaefer Scholarship:

  • Kevin Rutkowski

ORDER OF TROY - Graduating seniors who have demonstrated extraordinary service and leadership to USC and who have also excelled academically:

  • Nikki Anas
  • Kunal Bambawale
  • KeAndra Barlow
  • Joseph Dombrosky
  • Pany Faed
  • Emily Gee
  • Andrew Hosea
  • Dylan Kornbluth
  • Christianna Kyriacou
  • Angel Lopez
  • Pedro Moura
  • Neelam Savla
  • Cindy Vuong
  • Courtney Whang

We can be proud of these POSC graduating seniors. Thank you if you nominated any of these students or were instrumental in helping them to achieve these awards.


March 2012 - Political Science major Andrew Hosea, was one of a few students across the country to be selected as a White House Intern for Spring 2012. Press release.


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