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July 9th, 2018

Pruitt resigns – USC experts available

With Scott Pruitt under fire for possible ethical violations and the roll-back of many foundational rules of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) while head of the agency, Pruitt’s resignation is not a surprise for many pundits. But what does this mean for the EPA, what is Pruitt’s legacy and what is the future for the environment? USC experts have their take on these questions and more.

May 10th, 2018

USC experts say U.S.-North Korea summit is unprecedented

The June 12 summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un marks the first time heads of state of both countries meet for talks. At stake is national security for both sides, regional stability in east Asia and economic relations with China, the United States and its Pacific Rim allies. USC experts say the two leaders will enter uncharted waters.

March 9th, 2018

Tariffs: A win for American jobs or the start of a trade war?

President Trump has signed an order imposing new tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum that will affect trade partners, such as China, but excludes Canada, the leading source of Ameican steel, and Mexico. USC experts explain who wins and who loses when tariffs are imposed. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu Photo credit: […]

February 15th, 2018

#WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe – Trojan ties, expert answers

Face front, true believers! Marvel’s “Black Panther” has shattered pre-sale ticket records, trended on Twitter through the #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe hashtag, and won critical raves that position it as perhaps not only the most inventive and radical comic book film of all time, but the best as well.

February 13th, 2018

The NBA loves LA

After one of the busiest trade deadlines in recent history, the conversation around the NBA and its annual midseason All-Star Game weekend, taking place from Feb. 16-18, is more active than usual. That is especially true in the city of Los Angeles as it hosts the game for a record sixth time, passing New York. Even as East vs. West has now become Team LeBron vs. Team Stephen, the NBA All-Star Game remains one of the most engaging exhibitions, and even cultural moments, in all of professional sports. USC experts discuss.

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December 14th, 2017

Star Wars: A newish hope?

Despite the title of the Star Wars universe’s latest cinematic entry, we surely haven’t seen the last of the Jedi, the Sith or the Wookiees. USC experts discuss the ongoing impact of America’s most enduring movie franchise and whether or not it can continue to stir our imagination while restoring peace to Hollywood’s galaxy…