See how the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future aims to reduce political polarization through thoughtful discourse with leaders from both sides of the aisle, the application of research-based solutions and the education of tomorrow’s leaders.

USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future

The Center aims to reduce political polarization through thoughtful discourse and educating tomorrow’s leaders.

Political Conversations

CPF brings elected officials, journalists, and political experts to USC for unfiltered and lively discussions about important issues facing the nation.

Internship Programs and Scholarships

CPF provides students with real-world experience in public service through its internship programs and scholarships.

Fellows Program

Each semester, CPF hosts Fellows on campus, each an exemplary leader in their field of politics and public service.

Cerrell Political Leadership Summit

USC students have the opportunity to meet state leaders during the annual spring Cerrell Summit in Sacramento.

Young Women’s Leadership Conference

This annual conference encourages high school girls to channel their leadership into public service and civic engagement.

Inside Iowa Project

The Inside Iowa Project gave 10 USC students an inside look into Iowa’s impact on the road to the White House.

Climate Forward Conference

CPF partnered with the USC Dornsife Wrigley Institute and USC Price Schwarzenegger Institute to explore political solutions to climate change.

National Voter Registration Day 2019

On National Voter Registration Day, we partnered with various student organizations to help pledge and register students to vote.

California Voter Engagement Summit 2019

CPF partnered with UC San Diego’s Associated Students office to host the first California Voter Engagement Summit in October 2019.

USC Students ask 2020 Democratic Candidates Questions on Climate Change

MSNBC hosted a two-day Climate Forum to give democratic candidates the chance to share their messages.