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Professor Laurie Brand's take on ISIS

How important is the story of how we began? The story of the state is at the center of the study of international relations. Professor Brand is paying close attention to the complex and changing narratives of national identity and belonging that are playing out in the Middle East. To read her take on ISIS, click here.

Professor Brand's new book, Official Stories, demonstrates how leaderships have attempted to reconfigure narratives to confront challenges to their power, and how leaderships may miscalculate, thereby setting in motion opposition forces beyond their control. More here...

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Inaugural Lecture of J. Ann Tickner Book Prize Winner 

The School of International Relations would like to invite you to attend theinaugural lecture for the J. Ann Tickner Book Prize at 5pm on October 28th, 2015
Please RSVP to reserve your seat as soon as possible. Please feel free to forward to others, or to bring a guest. We hope to see you there.

Robinson’s application of a feminist ethics of care to human security is presented as a coherent ethical framework that speaks to the production of knowledge and policy solutions, the experiences of both men and women, and to structural sources of insecurity.  It is here that the ambitious and innovative work in Ethics of Care contributes to building practical knowledge and contributing to a more just and peaceful world.

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SIR is part of the Dana and David Dornsife College of  Letters, Arts and Sciences. Once of the most popular majors in the College, we currently serve more than 800 undergraduate majors.SIR was founded as an offshoot of the 1922 Pan-American Conference on Education that brought together chancellors and university presidents from 22 countries to discuss the importance of education and to foster international understanding.

Professor Robert English is currently the Director of the School. 


Yoga with Fisher @ USC
Students Talk Back: A Politics and Public Policy Forum
ZNI Special Seminar Series: Dan Geschwind MD, Ph.D.
This, and My Heart: A Portrait of Emily Dickinson

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