2007-2008 Academic Year

Provost's Distinguished Visitors Lecture

Monday, April 28, 2008

with Akiko Ito, Chief of the United Nations Global Programme on Disability. 



Women and Politics

Monday, April 14, 2008

with Mary Hartnett and Ruth Bader Ginsburg 


Affirmative Advocacy: Race, Class and Gender in Interest Group Politics

Thursday, April 10, 2008

with Professor Dara Strolovitch


Democratic Governance

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

with Professor Mark Bevir


The Justice Department and American Politics

Monday, March 24, 2008

with Professor Matthew Holden


Redefining America: Key Findings From the 2008 Latino National Survey

Monday, March 24, 2008



John Chiang: California State Controller

Monday, March 10, 2008


The Age of Apology: Facing Up to the Past

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

with Jean-Marc Coicaud


Tiger Woods Inc.: Race, Golf, and Money in the Age of the Global Superstar

Monday, March 3, 2008

with Orin Starn

Knight Chair forum with Amy Sullivan

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sponsored by USC Knight Chair in Media and Religion, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics


Barack Obama: The New Face of American Politics

Monday, February 25, 2008

Unruh Author Series with Martin Dupuis



Election Post-Mortem: The Presidential Primaries

Monday, Februrary 11, 2008

co-sponsored with the Political Student Assembly


Condoleezza Rice: An American Life

Monday, January 28, 2008

Unruh Author Series with Elisabeth Bumiller, White House correspondent for the New York Times.



What's Wrong With Climate Change?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Professor Dale Jamieson, Co-sponsored with the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics 



20th Anniversary Lunch & Conversation Series

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

with District Attorney Steve Cooley



 Book Release & Signing Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

with author Bill Boyarsky. Bill Boyarsky will moderate a panel consisting of California State Treasurer Bill Lockyear; Robert M. Hertzberg of Mayer Brown LLP; and Kevin Starr, USC Professor of History and State Librarian Emeritus. 



We Interrupt This Newscast: How to Improve Local News and Win Ratings

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Unruh Institute Author Series with Professor Marion Just



20th Anniversary Lunch & Conversation Series

Friday, November 11, 2007

California State Senator Tom McClintock



Rule of Law, Due Process and the High Resource Criminal
(Gangs, Corporations and Terrorists)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Professor Martin Shapiro


Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America

Monday, October 15, 2007

Unruh Institute Author Series with Professor Dowell Myers


20th Anniversary Lunch & Conversation Series
with Robin Kramer, Chief of Staff, Los Angeles Mayor Villaragosia

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

hosted by Bill Boyarsky, Unruh Fellow and former L.A. Times Editor


Spectrum of Terror

Monday, September 24, 2007

Unruh Institute Author Series with Richard Dekmejian

Human Rights and the Business of Tainted Gold: Corporate Responsibility in a Global Economy
Anneke Van Woudenberg, senior researcher, Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Arvind Ganesan, Business and Human Rights Division, Human Rights Watch; Earl Allen, fair trade jeweler and owner, 1700 Ocean
Moderator: Douglas Becker, coordinator, Peace and Conflict Studies Program
USCRemarks: Jennifer Wolch, director, Center for Sustainable Cities, USC

Reflections on U.S. Attorney Firing Scandal and Suggestions for Future Reform

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

George Newhouse, Attorney & Adjunct Professor
formerly Federal Prosecutor, Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office



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