School of International Relations Faculty in the News

January 18, 2013


Laurie Brand and Fayez Hammad published an op-ed in Foreign Policy Magazine: "Identity and the Jordanian Elections".

December 15, 2012

Abraham Lowenthal published an article, "Considering Careers beyond Academia: Advice for Graduate Students" in PS: October 2012

July 17, 2012

Los Angeles Times quoted David Kang of international relations and business, director of the USC Korean Studies Institute, about North Korea taking small steps to open up to the world.

 

July 10, 2012

Epoca (Brazil) quoted Pamela Starr of international relations about Enrique Pena Nieto, president-elect of Mexico.

 

July 6, 2012

Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Pamela Starr of international relations about Enrique Pena Nieto, president-elect of Mexico.

 

Al Jazeera interviewed Gerardo Munck of international relations about the role of the media in Latin American politics.

July 4, 2012

The New York Times quoted Pamela Starr of international relations about Enrique Pena Nieto becoming president of Mexico. An op-ed Starr wrote on the subject was cited by Excelsior (Mexico), The Guardian (U.K.) and The Week.

 

July 3, 2012

The Wall Street Journal quoted Pamela Starr of international relations about the Mexican election. Excelsior (Mexico) and KPCC’s “Patt Morrison” also quoted Starr.

 

June 29, 2012

Foreign Affairs ran an op-ed by Pamela Starr of international relations on what the presidential election means for the drug war.

The Guardian (U.K.) quoted Pamela Starr of international relations about Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto.

 

June 22, 2012

The Globe and Mail (Canada) quoted Patrick James of the USC Dornsife College about an educational initiative sponsored by the Canadian government.

 

May 24, 2012

Commonweal Magazine ran an op-ed by Ronald Osborn, doctoral student in political science and international relations, about U.S. troops in Iraq. 

 

May 17, 2012

The Canadian Press (Canada) highlighted Patrick James of international relations and his role as director of USC’s Center for International Studies. James has received support from an educational initiative sponsored by the Canadian government, using small grants to host events like a discussion with Canadian political scientist Keith Banting. Postmedia News (Canada) also ran a story.

 

May 5, 2012

Folha de Sao Paolo (Brazil) ran an op-ed by Abraham Lowenthal, professor emeritus of international relations, about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's recent courting of the Republican base in the South. Lowenthal wrote that Romney must now find positions and platforms that will appeal to other regions.

The New York Times cited Jacques Hymans of international relations regarding North Korea’s difficulty in developing a successful nuclear program.

 

May 3, 2012

Foreign Affairs ran an op-ed by Jacques Hymans of international relations about North Korea’s failed missile launch last month. Hymans wrote that nuclear proliferation has slowed down immensely in the recent past, especially in authoritarian regimes. The Faster Times cited Hymans’ op-ed.

May 2, 2012

The Vancouver Sun (Canada) highlighted a new book by Jacques Hymans of international relations about the ability of authoritarian states like Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Hymans writes that in regimes like Iran’s, the ability to develop nuclear weapons is hampered by the climate of coercion by which authority is maintained.

 

May 1, 2012

Scientific American ran a column by Robert English of international relations and Jim Haw of environmental studies about USC Dornsife’s Guam and Palau program.

April 20, 2012

The Jim Bohannon Show discussed nuclear proliferation with Jacques Hymans of international relations.

April 18, 2012

Agence France-Presse quoted Daniel Lynch of international relations about political elites in China.

 

April 14, 2012

The Standard (China) quoted Daniel Lynch of international relations about political elites in China.

 

March 31, 2012

The New York Times quoted Pamela Starr of international relations about the Mexican government’s efforts to control organized crime.

 

February 1, 2012
China Review News (China) featured the USC U.S.-China Institute’s symposium on the Taiwanese elections. The story quoted Stanley Rosen of political science and Daniel Lynch of international relations. The event was also covered by the China Times (Taiwan), Central News Agency (Taiwan), Radio Taiwan International (Taiwan), Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore) and Agence France-Presse.

JoongAng Ilbo (South Korea) ran an op-ed by David Kang of international relations stating that an Arab Spring-style revolution in unlikely in North Korea. A second JoongAng Ilbo op-ed focused on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s challenges following his father’s death.

Chosun Ilbo (South Korea) interviewed David Kang of international relations about China writing its own history as it strives to be a global leader.

American Public Media’s "Marketplace" cited an interview with David Kang of international relations about the North Korean economy.

KSCI-TV ran two stories (second link here) interviewing David Kang of international relations about Kim Jong Il’s death.

January, 31, 2012
Voice of America covered a symposium held by the USC U.S.-China Institute on the Taiwanese election. The event featured ideas presented by Stanley Rosen of political science, Daniel Lynch of international relations and Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute. Rosen discussed election advertising, Lynch said it wasn’t clear what China expects of Taiwanese victor Ma Ying-jeou, and Dube said that American policy toward Taiwan is unlikely to change regardless of who wins the U.S. presidential election.

January 27, 2012
The Washington Post quoted Jacques Hymans of international relations about the possibility of the Japanese abandoning plans to restart idled nuclear reactors.

January 24, 2012
Taipei Times (Taiwan) highlighted an article written by Daniel Lynch of international relations about the Taiwanese presidential elections and relations between Taiwan and China.

January 18, 2012
Foreign Policy ran an op-ed co-authored by Laurie Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor and professor of international relations, and Fayez Y. Hammad of political science and international relations about reverberations from the Arab Spring that have been rippling through Jordan.

January 15, 2012
Foreign Affairs ran an op-ed by Daniel Lynch of international relations about the Taiwanese elections. It was more than just economics that drove the voters to elect Ma Ying-jeou, Lynch wrote.

December 17-20, 2011
Several news outlets have featured Professor David Kang about the effects of death North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il, including The Washington Post, New York Daily News (op-ed), American Public Media's "Marketplace", Arirang, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN, NPR, KTLA-TV CW News, and Minn Post.

December 6, 2011

The Guardian (U.K.) quoted Pamela Starr of international relations about a conference of Latin American countries being organized by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

November 27, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Laurie Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor and professor of international relations, about a report by the Bahrain government on the country’s human rights violations.

November 15, 2011

CNN quoted Pamela Star of international relations about the death and reputation of Mexican Interior Minister Jose Francisco Blake Mora.

November 2, 2011

Pasadena Star-News reported that Mary Elise Sarotte of international relations will speak at the conference “Ronald Reagan, Intelligence, and the End of the Cold War,” and quoted her about the release of more than 200 declassified CIA documents from the Reagan era.

October 10, 2011
Financial Times (U.K.) quoted Daniel Lynch of international relations about the appointment of the president of a major China steel company as chairman of the World Steel Association.

September 25, 2011
Pasadena Star-News
quoted Laurie Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor and professor of international relations, about the Obama administration’s Middle East policy.

August 29, 2011
Newsweek ran an op-ed by John Eatwell of international relations about the European Monetary Union.

August 18, 2011
St. Petersburg Times cited Carol Wise of international relations in a story about President Obama’s promise to promote economic development in Mexico as a means of stemming illegal immigration.

August 17, 2011
The Washington Post noted that Mary Sarotte of international relations serves on the jury for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Arthur Ross Book Award.

August 9, 2011
Asia Times (China) reported that Daniel Lynch of international relations was one of the signers of open letters to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou regarding justice and democracy issues.

July 13, 2011
The Korea Times (South Korea) featured an ongoing research project by Professor David Kang, which challenges the conventional notion that there would be a mass exodus of refugees if North Korea collapsed. Working with a Columbia University colleague, Kang interviewed existing North Korean refugees.

July 12, 2011
JoongAng Daily (South Korea) reported that Professor David Kang participated in the 2011 Korea Foundation Assembly in Seoul, and cited him regarding interest in Korean studies.

July 11, 2011
Hong Kong Economic Journal (China) profiled USC, stating that the top-quality educational and research institution is one of the world’s best universities, with a 26:1 student-faculty ratio. The story stated that the university features the world renowned USC School of Cinematic Arts; the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, which houses 52,000 testimonies by genocide survivors; USC Dornsife’s highly ranked School of International Relations; a large Dead Sea Scroll collection; the Joint Educational Project, a large service learning program; Troy Camp, a charitable outreach program for children; and a strong Trojan Family alumni base, including networks within China and a dedicated alumni office for the region.

July 10, 2011
The Diplomat (Japan) ran an op-ed by Professor Daniel Lynch on lessons China can learn from Thailand. State-society tensions are rising in China, and China’s government has become more repressive in response, Lynch wrote. This approach could cause China to go through the same cycles of demonstrations and violence that Thailand has experienced, he added. Lynch concluded that the Chinese government needs to prepare China for democratization, not intensify repression.

June 28, 2011
The Korea Times (South Korea) quoted Professor David Kang about recent actions by the Chinese government.

June 18, 2011
San Gabriel Valley Tribune quoted Professor Laurie Brand about the current economic situation in Egypt.

June 1, 2011
The Korea Herald (South Korea) featured David Kang, professor of international relations and business and director of the the USC Korean Studies Institute. The story reported that the institute, the only Korean studies center on the mainland with its own building, is launching a minor’s program in Korean studies.

May 29, 2011

Assistant Prof. (Teaching) Doug Becker was interviewed by POIR doctoral candidate Maria Armoudian on her show, The Insighters on KPFK radio. You can listen to the interview here.

April 29, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor quoted David Kang about former President Jimmy Carter's visit to North Korea.

March 25, 2011
The New York Times quoted Pamela Starr of international relations about the resignation of the American ambassador to Mexico after the release of his private cables criticizing Mexico’s efforts to fight organized crime.

March 19, 2011
Hindustan Times (India) quoted Jacques Hymans of international relations about the social psychology surrounding nuclear energy.

March 10 & 12, 2011
Bangkok Post (Thailand) and The Christian Science Monitor ran an interview between Abraham Lowenthal of international relations and Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa.

March 2, 2011
The Washington Post, in an Associate Press story, quoted Pamela Starr of international relations about Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s agenda for his visit to the United States.

March 1, 2011
Korea Daily quoted David Kang of international relations about North Korea. Arirang (South Korea) also interviewed Kang on the subject.

The Korea Times (South Korea) covered U.S. Ambassador Kathleen Stephens’ participation in a USC event sponsored by the USC Korean Studies Institute, which is directed by David Kang of international relations.

The Hankyoreh (South Korea) mentioned the USC Korean Studies Institute in a story on Korean studies expansion in the United States, and cited David Kang of international relations as a rising scholar.

February 17, 2011
Foreign Policy ran an op-ed written by Laurie Brand of international relations, Rym Kaki of the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, and a Kent State University colleague, about the role of first lady.

February 16, 2011
Public Radio International’s “The Tavis Smiley Show” interviewed Laurie Brand of international relations about the political situation in Egypt.

February 15, 2011
PBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCET-TV’s “SoCal Connected” ran two stories interviewing Laurie Brand of international relations about the political situation in Egypt. Brand was also interviewed by Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV, KFWB-AM, KNX-AM and L.A. Watts Times.



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