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.


Fox11 - USC’s new Center for the Political Future aims to bridge the partisan divide

Veteran strategists Bob Shrum and Michael Murphy joined Good Day LA to discuss USC’s new Center for the Political Future -- which aims to bring the right and left together to talk instead of attack.

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President Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., on Thursday, where he once again attacked the news media. (Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images)

LA Times - Who do you trust? Trump's attacks take a toll on his own credibility, as well as the media's

As President Trump stokes the fires of doubt with attacks on much of the media as “fake news” and “enemies of the people,” the nature of the news bubbles into which Americans have sorted themselves has taken on increased importance. By David Lauter

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A handshake amidst chaos. (Nick Shepherd / Getty Images)

LA Times - We used to be political rivals. We disagreed on the campaign trail, but we never called each other 'fake'

We disagreed on the campaign trail, but we never called each other 'fake,' say CPF co-directors Robert Shrum and Mike Murphy, in this article published in the L.A. Times.

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The New York Times - California Today: A New Home for the Study of Politics

Mr. Shrum and Mr. Murphy, who both live in Los Angeles, are joining forces to create the Center for the Political Future at the Dornsife College at the University of Southern California. By Adam Nagourney and Matt Stevens

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Led by political veterans Robert Shrum and Michael Murphy, the Center for the Political Future opens just as the 2018 midterm elections are heating up

USC News - USC Dornsife launches center to bridge the partisan divide

Introducing the Center for the Political Future - by Emily Gersema

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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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Photo courtesy of Meghan Ginley

Daily Trojan - Assembly members join Unruh Institute

Porshad Elie writes about new addtions Mike Gatto and David Hadley

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