In 2011, uprisings against oppression flared across the Middle East. The results of these would-be revolutions have so far been disappointing — but scholars say it’s too early to judge. [5 min read]
Laurie Brand of Middle East studies and international relations at USC Dornsife advocates for freedom — academic and otherwise — with the Middle East Studies Association. [3 min read]
In the second of two articles on President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, a panel of experts hosted by USC Dornsife’s Department of Political Science and Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics discuss his record abroad.
As President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and travelers from a list of predominantly Muslim countries from entering America triggers a storm of protest across the United States and the globe, USC Dornsife scholars examine why it is causing such a widespread backlash.
In the final article of a three-part series on the European refugee crisis — the largest since World War II — USC Dornsife experts Laurie Brand, Robert English and Steven Lamy of international relations look at Turkey’s unexplored role in the exodus, the long-term repercussions for the United States and its European allies, and a possible silver lining.
In the second article of a three-part series on the European refugee crisis — the largest since World War II — USC Dornsife experts Laurie Brand, Robert English and Steven Lamy of international relations look at who is ultimately responsible for this massive exodus from the Middle East, explore potential solutions and consider the wider consequences for Europe and the United States.
As winter looms and Europe struggles to cope with the largest flow of refugees since World War II, USC Dornsife’s experts explore the issues surrounding this unprecedented crisis. In this first of a three-part series, Laurie Brand, Robert English and Steven Lamy of international relations look at the underlying reasons driving Europe’s contrasting reactions to refugees.
Iranian Culture and Diaspora conference explores the role of Iranian culture beyond Iran’s borders through scholarship, humor and music.
Inaugural USC Dornsife-Farhang Foundation Iranian Studies Initiative lecture features Rudi Matthee, who speaks on Iran’s ideal of self-sufficiency.