The Crisis in Ukraine:
Is US/European Diplomacy Enough?
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Ronald Tutor Campus Center, The Forum (RTCC 450)
Free food served at 11:30AM
Discussion begins at noon
Food and space are limited. First come, first served.
Russian troops have crossed the Ukrainian border into the small region of Crimea. While the Ukrainian military braces itself for war, the international community is looking to the United States and Europe to ease tensions between Ukraine and Russia, and between Russia and the West. Join a panel of professionals and USC student leaders to discuss how and to what extent the United States, United Nations, and global community will get involved to defuse tension between these two Eastern countries.
“Students Talk Back: A Politics and Public Policy Forum” is a series presented in partnership with the USC Dornsife College’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC College Democrats, USC College Republicans, and USC Daily Trojan.
Students Talk Back discussions will take place bi-monthly in the Spring 2014 semester.
The Spring 2014 schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, March 12 (RTCC 450), Wednesday, March 26 (RTCC 450), Wednesday, April 9 (RTCC 227), and Wednesday, April 23 (RTCC 450).
For more information, please contact us at (213) 740-8964 or email@example.com.
Israel, America, and the Middle East: Challenges for 2014
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
6:00-6:45 PM Reception
6:45PM - 8:30 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A
10400 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Ambassador Dennis Ross
Dan Schnur, USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics
Amy Levin, Principal, Benenson Strategy Group
Sarah Sax, Undergraduate Student, University of Southern California
Introductory Remarks By:
Bruce Zuckerman, USC Myron and Marian Casden Institute Director
To RSVP, visit www.usc.edu/esvp and enter the code "ROSS"
Dr. Larry Berg
The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC mourns the loss of one of its founders, Dr. Larry Berg.
Dr. Berg joined the University of Southern California’s Department of Political Science in 1969 and co-founded the USC Institute of Politics and Government (IPG) in 1978, now known as the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics. Dr. Berg’s commitment to students and learning was widely admired, and his leadership laid the foundation for the political internships, conferences and panel discussions that make up the Unruh Institute today. Over the years, Dr. Berg’s foresight benefited thousands of students, many of whom have gone on to careers in politics, government, and public service.
During his time at USC, Dr. Berg was known for being an expert on California’s initiative process, as well as for publishing numerous works on corruption in the financing of judicial political campaigns in California. His tenure in politics includes a variety of influential roles – he served as a Board member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), as a Robert F. Kennedy delegate to the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and as an advisor to Senator Edmund S. Muskie (D – ME), the author of the Federal Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.
Beginning in 2014, the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC will offer an annual award for a student or students who have demonstrated a strong interest in public service through their academic work, political involvement, and civic engagement. The Dr. Larry Berg Award for Political Leadership will provide students with financial support to work on behalf of an elected official or cause that inspires them. The Award will continue Dr. Berg’s legacy of engaging students in public service. For more information on the Dr. Larry Berg Award for Political Leadership, please click here.
USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll
Conducted at regular intervals throughout the year, the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll is one of the largest polls of registered voters in the state and has been widely cited, helping to inform the public and to encourage discourse on key political and policy issues.
To read the USC Dornsife press release on economic concerns surrounding the Affordable Care Act, click here.
To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to the Affordable Care Act, click here.
To read the USC Dornsife press release on Governor Brown's approval rating, click here.
To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to Governor Brown's approval rating, click here.
To read the USC Dornsife press release on Californian's views on immigration, click here.
To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to immigration, click here.
To view the poll results, click here.
Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics Video
The mission of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics is to motivate students to become active in the world of politics and encourage public officials to participate in the daily life of USC. The following video features Director Dan Schnur, friends and former staff, along with students who have applied their education through internships at every level of government -- from the White House, to the CA State Capitol and here locally at City Hall in Los Angeles.
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