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.

Robert M. 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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Erika Maldonado Singh

Manager, Community and Global Engagement

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Meghan Ginley

Assistant 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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Kristy Plaza

Manager of Communications and Media

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Sydney Lopes

Manager, Fellows Program

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Harry Burke

Senior Associate

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