Meet Our Center Team

The Center is staffed by individuals representing a wide range of experience and perspectives, and led by two of the nation’s most experienced and respected political experts, Robert Shrum and Michael Murphy.

Bob Shrum

Director, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future and Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics

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Mike Murphy

Co-Director, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future

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Kambiz "Kamy" Akhavan

Executive Director, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future

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Art Auerbach

Internship Director, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics

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Erika Maldonado Singh

Assistant Director

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Kristy Plaza

Manager, Communications and Media

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Harry Burke

Manager, Fellows Program

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Rob Hernandez

Program Assistant

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