From history to music to podcasts that explore how we can live a more fulfilled life, USC Dornsife scholars/podcast hosts share what they think should be on your “must-listen” list in 2023.
That the son of a brutal dictator has won shows how wedded the country is to dynastic politics — and image manipulation.
Alumna Sara Sadhwani, a political science professor, values her experience serving on California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission. [4½ min read]
An independent task force recently evaluated nearly 2,900 presidential polls from 2020 and concluded they were the least accurate in 40 years — but they didn’t consider innovative polling methods like the one used in USC Dornsife Daybreak Polls. [5 min read]
Two USC Dornsife political science scholars examine a period in the 1950s when the Senate was evenly divided, nine U.S. senators died and party control of the Senate flipped twice. [6¼ 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]
USC Dornsife professor Jim Clements’ “Writing Across the Aisle” class examines how dialogue — not debate — fosters growth and cooperation even among people with the most different of viewpoints. [4¼ min read]
USC Dornsife scholars join international experts at a two-day meeting to discuss conspiracy theories and draw comparisons between today’s, such as QAnon, and those of the Middle Ages. [4¾ min read]
Political polarization has skyrocketed in recent decades while online debate frequently devolves into childish — and sometimes dangerous — personal attacks. USC Dornsife’s Conceptual Foundations of Conflict Project thinks a little philosophy could help us make sense of it all. [4½ min read]