Uncovering Enforced Disappearances in the OSCE Region

Please join a timely panel discussion in person or via zoom this Thursday at 3:30pm Pacific (6:30 ET) with human rights defenders from the OSCE region, including the human rights NGO Crude Accountability and Armenia, to examine the international crime of Enforced Disappearances across the OSCE region. This panel will launch a set of new reports and policy papers analyzing this human rights abuse in Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenia-Azerbaijan), Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan and feature the authors of each report (Mushegh Yekmalyan) Yerevan, (Kate Watters) Washington, DC, and (Steve Swerdlow) Los Angeles. This panel discussion is open to the USC community and the general public. SOSB44, 3:30pm.

The Center for International Studies invites you to a book discussion:
Title: International Human Rights: A Survey
Featured authors: Cher Weixia Chen, George Mason University; and Alison Dundes Renteln, USC
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023  Time: 12:30–1:45 pm Loc: SOSB40
Discussant: Mneesha Gellman, Associate Professor and Director, Emerson Prison Initiative, at Emerson College
Moderator: Saori N. Katada, director, Center for International Relations, and professor of international relations


Join the USC Center for Political Future for a discussion about post-pandemic health inequities in America, moderated by CPF Director Bob Shrum. The panel features a range of speakers well-versed in public health, including Dr. Bradley Stoner, Sujeet Rao, and Director of the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health Sofia Gruskin. This event takes place on Wednesday, October 4 at 4:00 pm PST in TCC 227. It will also be Zoomed, livestreamed on Facebook, and recorded for YouTube.

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 with uneven access to effective HIV prevention methods. 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.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 12 PM-2PM

Alumni Park

The Department of Political Science and International Relations (POIR) will be hosting a welcome picnic to kick-off the semester. Join us for free food, great conversations with our community, and games.


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.