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November 6th, 2019

Veterans Day: experts talk about life after military service

Contact: Ron Mackovich, or (213) 810-8583 There are over 18 million veterans in the United States, a population that’s becoming more diverse and increasingly female. USC experts offer insight into issues facing service members returning to civilian life and celebrate the vast numbers of veterans succeeding in business and higher education. With more than a thousand veterans […]

October 28th, 2019

Halloween, Day of the Dead and the science of fear: USC experts dig in

This week two different celebrations take place, with shared themes of recognizing and celebrating otherwise taboo topics surrounding death and dying. USC experts explore the origins of the traditions, dig into death rituals and explain why we love all things scary. Contact: Jenesse Miller (213) 810-8554 or Day of the Dead celebration has indigenous […]

October 24th, 2019

Trump’s Turkish call: a decision changing maps and minds

Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 With unprecedented speed, President Donald Trump unleashed a Turkish military incursion that shattered a fragile order in the Middle East. As American troops leave former Kurdish allies behind, an edgy uncertainty is being felt from northern Syria to Washington, D.C., while the conflict stirs Russia and NATO. USC experts are […]

October 11th, 2019

USC experts share expertise about wildfires

Wildfires are burning throughout California and thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate their homes as firefighters battle blazes near Los Angeles. Earlier this week, the state’s largest power utility, PG&E, intentionally shut off electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in an effort to avoid sparking more deadly wildfires. USC experts are available […]

September 24th, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry of President Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that the U.S. House of Representatives will begin a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump. The announcement is in response to allegations that President Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s son. USC experts can speak to the events that have prompted […]

September 18th, 2019

Trump’s rollback of California pollution rules expected

Making good on a campaign promise to reverse pollution rules, the Trump Administration is expected to announce a rollback of California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles. The expected announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency would come just weeks after California officials signed a deal with four automakers to produce cleaner cars. […]

August 23rd, 2019

Battle for the future of Hong Kong: Are protests a tipping point?

The Hong Kong protests started in June as a response to a contentious extradition bill. After demonstrators took over Hong Kong’s airport earlier this month, Hong Kong residents formed a 20-mile human chain across the city today. The protests are raising questions about Hong Kong’s future and its relationship with mainland China. USC experts explain […]

August 20th, 2019

USC experts examine World War II 80 years after it began

Contact: Gary Polakovic or (213) 740-9226   How do democracies resist authoritarianism? Paul Lerner is a professor of history and director of the Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He’s an expert in 20th century European history and the rise of fascism and the author of Hysterical Men: War, Psychiatry […]

August 15th, 2019

As students head back to school, experts share wellness tips

As students from kindergarten to college head back to school, they and their families typically experience a mixture of excitement and anxiety. USC experts share strategies for staying physically, mentally and even spiritually healthy. Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or What’s the biggest challenge faced by today’s college students? “What I have noticed in my […]

August 5th, 2019

American gun violence: Communities mourn and debate

Mass shootings and gun violence are dominating the headlines after back-to-back incidents in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Is the problem getting worse? Who or what is to blame? What can be done to stop this violence and help communities heal? USC scholars offer their expertise. Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or Can Americans […]