Events

Transit Systems, High Speed Rail, and Uber: 
California's Public Transportation Future

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Forum (RTCC 450)

Free food served at 11:30 AM
Discussion begins at 12:00 PM
Food and space are limited. First come, first served.

Featuring:
Tony Strickland, Former California State Senator, District 19
Darin Chidsey, Director of Strategy, Policy and Public Affairs at Southern California Association of Governments
Alex Kludjian, President, USC College Republicans

Co-Moderated by:
Dan Schnur, Director, USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics
Emma Peplow, News Editor, USC Daily Trojan

"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.


 California Politics Roundtable Discussion

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mudd Hall of Philosophy (MHP 102)
 

Discuss pertinent California policy issues with our Visiting Fellows! 

Featuring:
Hon. Anthony Portantino
, Former State Assemblymember (D - AD 44)
Hon. Mark Wyland, Former State Senator (R - SD 38) 

Free food served at 6:30 PM.
Discussion begins at 7:00 PM.
Food and space are limited. First come, first served. 

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

For more information: email unruhins@usc.educall (213) 740-8964, or stop by VKC 263 


The Power, Danger, and Responsibility of Voice
Women's Voices Now

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Doheny Memorial Library (DML 240)

Join us for an exclusive screening of "Breaking the Silence: Moroccans Speak Out!" After the screening, a panel of experts and USC student leaders will discuss gender equality in Muslim communities at home and abroad, and the importance of voice, relationships and creative dialouge as a tool to make social change.

Special Guests Include:
Zaid Abu Hamdan, Writer and Director
Roopashree Jeevaji, Actor and Producer
Dr. Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture; Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Amie Williams, Executive Director and Co-Founder, GlobalGirl Media
Heidi Basch-Harod, Executive Director, Women’s Voices Now
Ariana Seymore, Student, University of Southern California
Rebecca Siegel, Student, University of Southern California

Refreshments served at 6:15 PM.
Screening begins at 6:45 PM.
Discussion starts at 7:15 PM.
Food and space are limited. First come, first served.

This event is sponsored by Women's Voices Now, Globalgirl Media, USC Program Board, the USC Undergraduate Student Government, the USC Political Student Assembly, the USC Women's Student Assembly, and the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics.

For more information: email unruhins@usc.educall (213) 740-8964, or stop by VKC 263.


 Life After Vergara:
The Future of California's Public Schools

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
USC University Club - Scriptorium Room

705 W. 34th Street Los Angeles, CA 90089

Doors open at 11:45 AM.
Lunch and introductions begin promptly at 12:30 PM.

In Vergara v. California, nine public school children filed a lawsuit against the Golden State under the notion that the laws dictating hiring and firing policies for teachers in public schools left students educationally disadvantaged. As a result of Vergara v. California, the Superior Court of the state of California struck down several laws that the students felt were preventing ineffective teachers from being fired. Attorneys on behalf of the state of California appealed the decision. Join us for a summit on education in which several panels of experts representing both the defendants and plaintiffs arguments will examine the next steps of Vergara v. California and analyze its legal, legislative, and political implications.

RSVP REQUIRED. TO RSVP: http://bit.ly/18LqXQx

This event is presented in partnership with: USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC Rossier School of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District, and KLCS.

 

 

  • 3518 Trousdale Parkway, Von KleinSmid Center 263, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0045
  • Phone: (213) 740 - 8964
  • Fax: (213) 740 - 3167
  • Email: unruhins@usc.edu