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California Politics Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 7:30-8:30pm

Mudd Hall of Philosphy (MHP 102)

Free food served at 7:15 PM
Discussion begins at 7:30 PM
Food and space are limited. First come, first served.


Hon. Anthony Portantino, Former California State Assemblyman, 44th District

Hon. Mark Wyland, California State Senator, 38th District

"California Politics Roundtable Discussion" is a series presented in partnership with the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and USC Political Student Assembly.

For more information, please contact us at (213) 740-8964 or

Election Night Watch Party

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:15 PM

Ground Zero Performance Cafe
615 Childs Way
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1541

Free food served at 6:15 PM
Discussion begins at 6:30 PM.
Desserts and coffee served at 7:30 PM.
Food and space are limited. First come, first served.

Join us or free food and a live streaming of election results! From 6:30 - 7:00 PM, our panel will discuss the latest results, and be ready to return to the mics to talk about further developments. Dessert and coffee will begin at 7:30 PM, and the broadcast and analysis will continue throughout the night! Food and space are limited. First come, first served.


Post-Election Analysis Dinner

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Doors open at 6:00 PM.

The USC University Club
705 West 34th Street
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1541

Join Ace Smith, a partner at SCN Strategies who has directed successful campaigns at nearly every level of government, and Aaron McLear, a partner at Redwood Pacific with over a decade of experience in media relations and campaign strategy, as they explore the results of the 2014 elections. 

RSVP required. Please email Laura Hill, Deputy Director of the Unruh Institute at to RSVP.


The 2014 Burton Lewis Lecture: The Evolving Middle East, Israel and the Jewish Diaspora


Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Sinai Temple
10400 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

The USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Washington Institute for New East Policy present the 2014 Burton Lewis Lecture, featuring Ambassador Dennis Ross, co-moderated by USC Unruh Institute Executive Director Dan Schnur. Opening remarks by Alan Casden,
CEO of Casden Properties.

To RSVP, visit and enter the code LewisLecture.

For more information, please click here.


  • Department of Political Science