2015-2016 Michael B. Preston scholarship in Urban Politics and Civil Rights for POSC majors

This new award has been established to honor the life of Michael B. Preston, a valued USC professor and administrator who left behind a great legacy of teaching, scholarship and service.  Click here for more details — applications are due February 17!

Lesher Family Scholarship for POSC majors

The Lesher Family Scholarship, established in honor of Professor Alison Dundes Renteln, provides assistance for promising undergraduate students majoring in Political Science. Click here for details. Applications are due March 13!

Matthew Mendez and Christian Grose's research featured on NPR

NPR's Code Switch recently reported on Prof. Grose and Matthew's (POIR) study on the political motivations behind state voter ID laws.

Recent Faculty Publications

Jeb Barnes' How Policy Shapes Politics analyzes the field of injury compensation in the US, in which judicialized policies operate side-by-side with bureaucratized social insurance programs.

Yael Wolinsky-Nahmias' latest on environmental politics, Changing Climate Politics, explores the growing role of civic society in addressing climate change in the United States.


POSC Student Spotlight, Honors Program Edition: Rachel Roque

Have you ever wondered who our POSC Honors Program students are and what makes them tick?  Check out the POSC Student Spotlight for a glimpse into the lives of these undergraduates. The POSC Honors Program will be accepting applications for 2015-2016 soon!

2015-2016 POSC Honors Program Informational Session

Prof. Christian Grose and Prof. Stanley Rosen will be hosting an info session on Feb. 19 to answer questions about the POSC Honors Program. There will be free food!  Click here for more details.

Jonathan Martin and Bob Shrum talk post-Obama landscape during Political Conversations

Prof. Bob Shrum recently sat down with Jonathan Martin, National Correspondent for the New York Times to discuss where both parties will be headed in 2016.

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