Press Releases

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Calif. voters split on whether children crossing border illegally should be allowed to stay

Michelle Boston, USC 
September 15, 2014

California voters are largely split on whether the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who crossed the border illegally from Central America should be allowed to stay, but support of a “path to citizenship” for immigrants already in the country continues to be strong, according to results from the latest USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll.

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USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Support for Prop. 46 Drops Steeply as Voters Hear Initiative Details

Michelle Boston, USC Dornsife
September 13, 2014

Californians back Proposition 46 by wide margins until they hear details about the ballot initiative, according to results from the latest USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll.

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USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Most Californians don’t feel mistreated by police, but believe others have been unfairly targeted

Merrill Balassone, USC Dornsife
September 13, 2014

In the wake of nationwide demonstrations over the use of force by police officers, a large majority of California voters say they have not been treated unfairly by law enforcement within the past year, a new poll shows.

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USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Jerry Brown Holds Large Lead in California Governor's Race

Michelle Boston, USC Dornsife
September 12, 2014

Los Angeles, September 12, 2014 – Gov. Jerry Brown maintains his lead over Republican challenger businessman Neel Kashkari in the race for the state’s highest office, according to the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.

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USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics Announces Fall 2014 Visiting Fellow

Michelle Boston, USC Dornsife
September 4, 2014

This Fall, State Senator Mark Wyland (R-San Diego) will join the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC Dornsife as a Legislator in Residence. Over the course of the year, Senator Wyland will participate in numerous campus discussions in which he will lend his expertise in politics and public policy.

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"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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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