Upcoming Events

CIS Professionalization Workshop

Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 12pm – 1pm
Social Sciences Building (SOS) B40 and Zoom

The Center for International Studies invites POIR PhD students to attend a panel with Tine Paulsen and Brian Palmer-Rubin for a discussion about the job search process moderated by Saori Katada. Faculty panelists will give recommendations on candidates’ preparations, including strategies on gathering your application materials and conducting the interview process. They will also share what they look for in candidates as members of a search committee.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
This workshop is by invitation only for POIR PhD students, faculty, postdocs and affiliated staff.

Past Events

CIS/POIR Reception for APSA

Thursday, August 31, 2023, 4pm
University Club
705 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The Center for International Studies (CIS) and the Department of Political Science and International Relations (POIR) will host a welcome reception to kick-off the semester and the start of the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting in downtown Los Angeles.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

State of U.S. Security: A Conversation with Avril Haines

Thursday, September 14, 2023, 2:30-3:30pm
Tutor Campus Center 450

In this conversation, Avril Haines will discuss a range of national security topics with Professor Gregory Treverton. Haines is the Director of National Intelligence in the Biden Administration. She formerly served in the Obama Administration as Deputy National Security Advisor and Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Before joining the USC faculty, Professor Treverton served on the first Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and was Chair of the National Intelligence Council in the Obama Administration.
This event is open to USC students, faculty, and staff. RSVP is required for attendance. Attendees are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before the event begins and check-in with their USC ID.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence, and the Center for the Political Future.

GSA Welcome Mixer

Friday, September 15, 2023, 4-7pm
Rock & Reilly’s
3201 S Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The Graduate Student Association invites POIR students to a Welcome Mixer to kick-off the 2023-2024 academic year.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Photo Credit: Weiqin Chen/Annenberg Media

Rock & Reilly's USC Village

Getting Burned: Global Health Disparities in STI/HIV Care and Prevention

Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 12:30-2:00pm
Social Sciences Building, Room B40

The right to health is fundamental to the human condition, yet achieving sexual health remains an elusive goal. Rates of sexually transmitted infections continue to climb across the world, and access to effective HIV prevention methods is uneven. Anthropologically-informed public health analyses demonstrate the ways in which social and structural factors serve to sustain and strengthen disparities of sexual health opportunity and outcome in the context of globalization.
Students are invited to attend a keynote address by Dr. Bradley Stoner, Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. This event will be in person, but may be attended by Zoom.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Picture of Dr. Stoner with text.

Post COVID: The Unequal State of Healthcare in America

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 4:00-5:15pm
Tutor Campus Center, Room 227

The Center for the Political Future invites students to attend a panel discussion featuring Dr. Bradley Stoner, Sujeet Rao, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán, and Sofia Gruskin. This event will be held in person, but may be attended by Zoom.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Photos of professors

Special Event: Understanding and Teaching the Escalation in Israel and Gaza

Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 12:30pm
Social Sciences Building (SOS) B40

The POIR GSA and Center for International Studies invite POIR graduate students to a special session with Dr. Allison Harnett, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Middle East Studies. In order to facilitate open discussion, attendees at this event agree to abide by Chatham House Rules.
This event is restricted to POIR graduate students only.

Special Event: The Historical and Contemporary Dimensions of the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 11:00am
Library for International and Public Affairs
Room B33 (downstairs of DMC building)

USC Libraries and the POIR and Middle East Studies departments invite students and colleagues to attend a brown bag lunch discussion with professors Laurie Brand, Fayez Hammad, and Allison Hartnett.
This even will be in-person only and RSVP is required for attendance.

GSA Faculty-Staff-Grad Student Mixer

Monday, October 30, 2023, at 11am – 1pm
Tyler Pavilion, Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow Building

The POIR GSA invites faculty, staff, and graduate students to a mixer to celebrate the 2023-2024 academic year. Please join us for light refreshments in the Tyler Pavilion on the first floor of the Dr. Joseph Medicine Crown Building.
Please RSVP by Monday, October 23 if you plan to attend.

Please also visit the Center for International Studies for upcoming IR & CP Workshop meetings, lectures, conferences, and professionalization opportunities.