Press Releases

March 19: "Israel, America and the Middle East" featuring Ambassador Dennis Ross

March 17, 2014

The USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, The USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, The Washington Institute, The American Jewish Committee - Los Angeles, and The Sinai Temple host a discussion on the challenges likely to face the Middle East in the coming year. 

Read more>


 May 5: L.A. Mayoral Debate/Town Hall at USC Galen Center on May 5

May 3, 2013

The USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and Los Angeles Times are co-hosting a mayoral debate and town hall with City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel. Media partner KTLA 5 will air the debate live and commercial free from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Other media are invited to cover the debate.

Read more>


April 23: USC Unruh Institute and The Jewish Federation Host L.A. Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and Panel Discussion on Bipartisan Immigration Reform

April 22, 2013

USC's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and leading political analysts will provide commentary on the political prospects of comprehensive immigration reform.

Read more>


National Education Experts Speak About The Future of California Education Reform
February 20, 2013

In California, the state's K-12 education system faces a changing landscape with the November passage of Proposition 30 and Governor Jerry Brown's proposed new school funding formula. Join us for a discussion on the most pressing issues facing education nationally and in California including: charter schools, teacher evaluations, parent trigger law, and guaranteed Pre-K education.

Read more>


High School Girls Learn about Politics and Public Service from Female Politicos
February 9, 2013

In an effort to encourage more young women to seek out leadership positions in politics, more than 75 high school girls from across California will converge at USC to receive hands-on training from female elected officials and policymakers.

Read more>


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