Meet the incoming humanities professors joining USC Dornsife for the fall 2021 semester. [6 min read]
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]
USC Dornsife program aims to train new leaders for addressing the region’s critical environmental issues. [3 min read]
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.
USC Dornsife’s Sarah Gualtieri explores the vibrant history and valuable contributions of Southern California’s thriving Syrian American community, reversing stereotypes and finding unexpected links with Latin America.
Egyptologist Zahi Hawass delivers a lecture about his discoveries and the importance of archaeology to our understanding of human history.
Visiting scholar Robert Springborg examines the consolidation of power during a talk organized by Laurie Brand of international relations’ Middle East Studies program.
USC Dornsife undergraduates traveled to Egypt and Turkey in June to study religion, democracy and civil society for a Problems Without Passports course. They witnessed real-time democratic protests in both countries.