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Articles about events and initiatives at the Center for the Political Future and Unruh Institute, as well as contributions from our team to significant publications in California and beyond.

Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-NY, shakes hands in a crowd while campaigning for the Democratic party's presidential nomination on a street corner in Philadelphia on April 2, 1968. (AP/Warren Winterbottom)

50 years later, what can Americans learn from Robert Kennedy?

CPF Co-Director Robert M. Shrum summarizes what modern America has to learn from one of its most famous past political figures.

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Bob Shrum Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California

Centre for Public Impact - How words can help create an effective leader

In this article for the Centre for Public Impact, CPF co-director Bob Shrum discusses how his experiences have led to the ability to advocate and communicate across political and academic audiences.

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The panel of political experts explained how factors like immigration and tax reform affected the election’s results. Photo by Tucker Judkins | Daily Trojan

Daily Trojan - Unruh talk discusses governor's races

Erica Hur writes about how the Unruh Institute addressed the the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races.

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The U.S. Constitution was signed Sept. 17, 1787. (Photo/Mr.TinDC via Flickr)

USC News - Celebrate Constitution Day 2017 with USC

Congress designates Sept. 17 as a day to recognize the value and history of the guiding document; USC marks the occasion with a panel discussion on electoral reform Tuesday

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Daily Trojan - Assembly members join Unruh Institute

Porshad Elie writes about new addtions Mike Gatto and David Hadley

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John Emerson (right), former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, discusses President Trump’s foreign policy record during the First 100 Days Conference as Todd Purdum of Politico and Vanity Fair listens. Photos by Mike Glier.

USC Dornsife News - Conference examines President Trump’s first 100 days in office: Part 1

In the first of two articles on President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, a panel of experts hosted by USC Dornsife’s Department of Political Science and Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics discuss his record abroad. By Susan Bell.

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John Emerson (right), former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, discusses President Trump’s foreign policy record during the First 100 Days Conference as Todd Purdum of Politico and Vanity Fair listens. Photos by Mike Glier.

USC Dornsife News - Conference examines President Trump’s first 100 days in office: Part 2

In the second of two articles on President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, a panel of experts hosted by USC Dornsife’s Department of Political Science and Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics discuss his record abroad.

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Daily Trojan - Unruh panel discusses equal rights in Trump era

Aarya Kumar discusses how the new divide between political parties in the Trump era affects our perception of equal rights.

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