Olu Orange and USC's Trial Advocacy Program set a civil rights precedent

The work of Prof. Olu Orange and students from the Trial Advocacy Program has helped a California family receive damages from the 2008 LAPD-shooting death of an autistic man.

Matthew Mendez and Christian Grose's research featured in The Washington Post

A report in The Washington Post features Prof. Grose and Matthew's (POIR) study on the political motivations behind state voter ID laws.


Recent Faculty Publications

Nick Weller and Jeb Barnes' forthcoming Finding Pathways tackles the use of case-study analysis for understanding causal links in political research.


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.


In Memoriam: Michael Preston

Dr. Michael Preston, USC Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Political Science has died at the age of 80.

Congratulations 2014 Graduates!

Please stay in touch! Update us on your career accomplishments by e-mailing posc@usc.edu. The Department of Political Science wishes you nothing but the best!

Ishan Shah elected to Ohlone College's Board of Trustees

Ishan (POSC '15) is the youngest and the first Indian-American member of the school's Board of Trustees. 

Oscar De Los Santos named 2014 Truman Scholar

Our very own Oscar (POSC '15) has been selected as one of 59 national Truman Scholars!

Upcoming Events

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USC Night at the Hollywood Bowl
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