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USC Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Week

USC Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Week offers a variety of interactive formats with the goal of providing faculty with outlets for discussion and exercises that are designed to develop the skills and resources to better address diversity and inclusion in various contexts.

The schedule is available for download; reservations are strongly recommended but are not required for most sessions. 

Session are subject to change. 

Email diversityinclusionweek@usc.edu for the most up-to-date information. See the current schedule below:

  • Reservations are strongly recommended but are not required for most sessions.
  • For theatrical productions, reservations are required.
  • For lunchtime sessions, lunch will only be provided to persons that have previously reserved a seat.
  • Questions should be directed to diversityinclusionweek@usc.edu.
  • (s) = session available for students
  • (f) = session available for faculty and staff

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018

ACPA & ASHE Presidential Symposium on Racism, Recovery and Racial Justice 
Shaun Harper, Lorri Davis & Stephen John Quaye
USC Race and Equity Center
Co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and The American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
10-5pm, USC Galen Center Founders’ Club (s, f)
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Engaging Communities in Participatory Research to Eliminate Health Disparities
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati
Center for Excellence in Research
12-1pm, HSC BCC, Capacity: 100* (f)
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Understanding Allyship: Mental Health
Moderator: Jonathan Wang, Director for USC Asian Pacific American Student Services
Panel: Quade Yoo Song French (Student Counseling Services), LaNeisha Waller (Student Counseling Services), Michael Gorse (LGBTRC)
12-1pm, TCC 410 (s, f)
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Diversity in Human Subjects Research
Kristin Craun
Center for Excellence in Research
2-4pm, HSC BCC, Capacity: 100* (f)
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Diversity and Inclusion Syllabus Checklist: A Tool for Course Review
Dr. Katherine C. Guevara & Robert Sweeney
Center for Excellence in Teaching
1-2pm, SOS B49, Capacity: 24* (f)
(Note: this is a basement room with elevator access available through the connected WPH building basement)
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Cast the Net Widely: Effective Diversity Strategies for Hiring Initiatives
Darline Robles, Larry Picus & Morgan Polikoff
USC Rossier School of Education
3-4pm, WPH 403, Capacity: 50* (f)
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Delivering Culturally Responsive Lessons and Healthcare
Jeffrey Ring
USC Keck School of Medicine
3-4:30pm, Location TBD, HSC (f)

Expressing Diversity of Ideas: the Whys and Hows for Students in the Classroom
Drs. Ruth White & Erica Li
USC Keck School of Medicine / USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
4-6pm, SWC 106 (s, f)
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Teaching Identity and Diversity
Nicholas De Dominic, Taiyaba Husain, Benjamin Pack, DeAnna Rivera
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
The Writing Program
5-6pm, THH 215
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Expressing Diversity of Ideas: the Whys and Hows for Students in the Classroom
Drs. Ruth White & Erica Li
USC Keck School of Medicine / USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
6-8pm, SWC 106 (s, f)
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018 

Introduction to Strategic Questioning: A Strategy for Social Justice
World Trust
Ericka Huggins
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
11-1pm, Annenberg Forum, Wallis Annenberg Hall (f)
3630 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
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What the Office of Equity and Diversity Does At The University
John Jividen, Director, Office of Equity and Diversity
11-12pm, LAW 221 (f)
Capacity: 16
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Engaging in Effective Dialogue on Power and Oppression
Jeremy Goldbach & Riana Anderson
Center for Excellence in Research
11-1pm, UPC Rosen Family Screening Theater (f)
Capacity: 75*
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I Don’t See Colors and Other Myths of Cultural Competency
Lavonna Blair Lewis, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
11-12:30pm, Location RGL 219 (s, f)

The Stewardship Model: An Inclusive Approach to Mentoring Undergraduate Research for Social Scientists 
Megan Becker & Ben Graham
School of International Relations
11-12pm, VKC 300A (f)
Capacity: 30
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Through a Systemic and Interpersonal Lens – White Privilege, Power and Culture: Challenging Our Educational Community
Debbie Winters & Neva Wallach
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
11-1pm, MRF Hamovitch (f)
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You Can Lead a Horse to Water, But You Can’t Make it Drink: Helping Students Understand Their Rights Under Title IX and Trusting Them to Decide Whether to Pursue Any Action
Kegan Allee-Moawad, Assistant Director of Office of Equity and Diversity
12-1pm, TCC 302 Alumni Center Salon (f)
Capacity: 40*
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Understanding Allyship: Empowering First Generation Students
Moderator: Jonathan Wang, Director for USC Asian Pacific American Student Services
Panel: Mary Ho (USC Dornsife College of Arts and Sciences), Trista Beard (USC Norman Topping Program), Richard Aviles (USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work)
12-1pm, TCC 410 (s, f)
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TARGETing Diversity in the Workplace: Financial Literacy for Diverse Trojans
Career Center Staff and Invited Guests
12-1:30pm, STU-B3 (s)
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Challenging Discussions: An Online Resource for Planning and Managing Difficult Classroom Discussions
Katherine C. Guevara, Robert Sweeney, & Jason Sackett
Center for Excellence in Teaching
1-2pm, SOS B49 (f)
Capacity: 24*
(Note: this is a basement room with elevator access available through the connected WPH building basement)
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Bias, Fairness and Justice: Are Algorithms the Solution or the Problem?
Jonathan Gratch
Center for Excellence in Research
1-2pm, UPC Rosen Family Screening Theater (f)
Capacity: 75*
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Using AI for Social Good: Key Research Challenges, Applications and Results 
Milind Tambe
Center for Excellence in Research
Time and Location TBD (f)
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Good Talk, Bro: Navigating Classroom Discussions About Marginalized Communities 
Carlos Antonio Delgado, Daniel Dissinger, Kate Levin & Stephanie Renee Payne
USC Dornsife College of Arts and Sciences
The Writing Program
3-4pm, VKC 111
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Financial Services Diversity & Inclusion Panel
Laura Ponder, Donald Matthewson, James Staten and Dr. Yasmin Davidds; USC Finance Division & Women in Management; Alex Rhodes, Bank of America; Gabrielle Royal, Citigroup; Diedra Porche, JP Morgan Chase
3-5pm, Bashor Lounge – located within Heritage Hall (3501 Watt Way) (f)
Capacity : 85*
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Visions and Voices: And Still We Rise / Women of Color Creating Community Through the Arts
Charmaine Jefferson & Guests
3:30-6pm, Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Room 240 (s, f)
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Speaking Truth to Power: Observing Black Educators’ Perspectives on the Ramifications of Challenging Racial Injustice Through the Systemic Racial Lens
Terrence Fitzgerald
Virtual Academic Center
4-5pm, Virtual Academic Center (online session) (f)
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Uniqueness in Togetherness: Creating and Celebrating the Diverse and Empathetic Community Through the Use of the Arts
Rafael Angulo & Michal Sela-Amit
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Arts Incubator
5-8pm, Gabilan Courtyard (f)
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 

Introduction to Strategic Questioning: A Strategy for Social Justice
World Trust
Ericka Huggins
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
10-1pm, Michelson Hall (f)
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#MeToo: Muslim and Transgender Individuals Too
Shafiqa Ahmadi & Darnell G. Cole
Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice
USC Rossier School of Education
11am-12pm, WPH 403 (s, f)
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Business Services – Procurement Diversity Presentation
Rhonda Crawford
USC Small Business Diversity Office
11-1pm, Location University Club Scriptorium (f)
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I Don’t See Colors and Other Myths of Cultural Competency
Lavonna Blair Lewis,
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
11-12:30pm, Location RGL 219 (s, f)

Understanding Allyship: Empowering Students on Issues of Race
Moderator: Jonathan Wang, Director for USC Asian Pacific American Student Services
Panel: Sarah Toutant (CBCSA), Billy Vela (El Centro), LaNeisha Waller (Student Counseling Services), Saphia Jackson (USG)
12-1pm, TCC 410 (s, f)
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TARGETing Diversity in the Workplace: Discover Your (Intersectional) Brand Identity 
Career Center Staff and Invited Guests
12-1:15pm, STU-B3 (s)
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Supporting First Generation Professionals at USC Gould – Reflections from Year 3
Malissa Barnwell, Mary Ho & Trista Beard
USC Gould School of Law
1-2pm, Location TBD (f)
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Enhancing the Success of College Students with Learning Differences, including ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Denise Kwok, Juliana Calhoun, Janice Schafrik, Janice Schafrik, Rashelle Nagata, Sourena Haj-Mohamadi, Ryan Terao & Patricia Tobey
USC Kortschak for Learning and Creativity
1-3pm, John McKay Center – Conference Room (f)
Capacity: 40*
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The Engineer in All of Us
Anthony Maddox & John Brooks Slaughter
USC Rossier Center for Engineering in Education
2-3pm, MRF 204 (f)
Capacity: 25
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Faculty Hiring: Beyond Casting The Net
Patrick Noonan, Senior Complaint Investigator, Office of Equity and Diversity and Title IX Division
3-4:30pm, VKC 156 (f)
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Introduction to Strategic Questioning: A Strategy for Social Justice
World Trust
Ericka Huggins
USC Keck School of Medicine
3-5pm, Hastings Auditorium in Hoffman Building (f)
Capacity: 100
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*** Keynote: Diversity and Inclusion: Cultivating Awareness and Understanding in Challenging Times ***
John Brooks Slaughter, USC Rossier School of Education and Viterbi School of Engineering
3-4pm, University Club Scriptorium (s, f)
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*** The Provost’s Diversity and Inclusion Reception ***
4-6pm, University Club (s, f)
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Two Sides: Docu-series and Discussion of Officer Involved Deaths in the African American Community
Moderated by Shaun Harper, Executive Director, USC Race and Equity Center
Julius Tennon and Lemuel Plummer, Executive Producers
Sponsored by USC Race and Equity Center, USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Division of Student Affairs, Queena Hoang & Jonathan Wang (Asian Pacific American Student Services)
6-8pm, USC Scriptorium (s, f)
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Working the Public with Theaster Gates
Sponsored by USC Visions & Voices and USC Roski School of Art & Design
7-9pm, California African American Museum Atrium, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park (s, f)
Reservations are required: RSVP here

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018

Student Veteran Transition
Carl Castro
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
10-11am, DML 240 (f)
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Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Planning: Lessons from the Business World for Academic Settings 
USC Marshall School of Business
Deborah Langford, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, USC Marshall School of Business
10-12pm, JKP 204 (f)
Capacity: 18
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Diversity and Inclusion Syllabus Checklist: A Tool for Course Review
Katherine C Guevara & Robert Sweeney
Center for Excellence in Teaching
11-12pm, SOS B49 (f)
Capacity: 24*
(Note: this is a basement room with elevator access available through the connected WPH building basement)
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Use Audiovisual Testimony to Powerfully Engage All Students in Your Classroom
Kori Street, Claudia Ramirez Wiedman & Stephen Smith
The USC Shoah Foundation
11-12pm, Location TBD (f)
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#MeToo: What’s Next?
Lisa Leeman & Linda Brown
USC School of Cinematic Arts
1-2:30pm, School of Cinematic Arts Theater/SCA 112 (s, f)
Capacity: 70-106*
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Understanding Allyship: Transgender Identity
Moderator: Jonathan Wang, Director for USC Asian Pacific American Student Services
Panel: Richard Aviles (Social Work), Emmett Harsin Drager (GSG), Erin Cooney (USG), Mya Worrell (USG)
12-1pm, TCC 410 (s, f)
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TARGETing Diversity in the Workplace: A Diverse Candidate’s Job Search 
Career Center
12-1:15, STU-B3 (s, f)
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Humanizing the “Other” to Promote Dialogue in Co-Curricular Spaces
Kori Street, Claudia Ramirez Wiedman, & Stephen Smith
The USC Shoah Foundation
12-1pm, Location TBD (f)
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Say it Right! Basic Tips for Pronouncing Chinese Names
Jim Valentine, Tracy Levin, Yoey Cheng & Anne Goldman
American Language Institute and Office of International Services
12:30pm-1:15pm, THH 101
Register here or ESVP here

The Transition Cycle of the Military/Veteran Student
Eduardo Tinoco & Win Shih
USC Libraries
1-2pm, Location DML 240 (f)
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Elective Race: Identifying Race Discrimination in the Era of Racial Self-Definition
Camille Gear Rich
USC Gould School of Law
2-3pm, Location TBD (f)
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Promoting Diversity & Inclusion Through Testimony – A Social Hour
Kori Street, Claudia Ramirez Wiedman, & Stephen Smith
The USC Shoah Foundation
3-4pm, Location TBD (f)
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Recruitment Plus, a Roundtable Exploring New Strategies to Diversity
Writing Program Faculty Diversity Committee
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
4-5pm, VKC 210
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The Langston Hughes Project; Ask Your Mama
Ron McCurdy
USC Thornton School of Music
5-8pm, Location TBD (s, f)
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Minority Report 2: Reflections on Race Relations in America
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
6-8pm, USC Cammilleri Hall, Brain & Creativity Institute (s, f)
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018

Diversity and Inclusion in Course Materials: A Practical Approach
Elizabeth Galoozis
USC Libraries
11-12:30, Online Workshop (f)
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Faculty Diversity Recruitment and Retention: Strategic Opportunities
Sharoni Little
USC Marshall School of Business
11-12pm, Fertitta Hall (JFF), Room 239 (f)
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Addressing Sexual Harassment Through a Consent Culture: A USC and National SEED Project Collaborative
Renee Smith-Maddox & Anita Dashiell-Sparks
USC Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social Work Diversity & Inclusion Committee
11-1pm, MRF Hamovitch (f)
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Lunch and Learn: LGBT Health: Without Equality There is No Quality 
Lindsey Lawrence
USC Keck Medicine of USC
12-1pm, Cardinal Room (1st floor) (s, f)
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Understanding Allyship: Addressing Disability Stereotypes
Moderator: Jonathan Wang, Director for USC Asian Pacific American Student Services
Panel: Christine Street (504/ADA Coordinator), Debbie Jih (DSP), Rachel Atherly (USG), Kaitlin O’Hara (GSG)
12-1pm, TCC 410 (s, f)
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Addressing Sexual Harassment Through a Consent Culture: A USC and National SEED Project Collaborative
Renee Smith-Maddox & Anita Dashiell-Sparks
USC Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social Work Diversity & Inclusion Committee
3-5pm, MRF Hamovitch (s, f)
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Minority Report 2: Reflections on Race Relations in America
USC Student Affairs
6-8pm, USC Cammilleri Hall, Brain and Creativity Institute (s, f)
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Undeliverable: Postcards and Photos of Lives Interrupted

The exhibit consists of a collection of Armenian-themed postcards from Ottoman Empire. All of the postcards are pre-1915 and were meticulously collected over the years by Orlando Carlo Calumeno. As a collective these postcards stand as a reminder of a way of life that was interrupted.

The postcards are juxtaposed with photographs taken by Brazilian Armenian photographer Norair Chahinian who had traveled to Turkey in 2015 and a century later had documented the spaces that once were occupied by Armenian life and now are empty.

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USC Dornsife INET Seminar Series - Davide Pettenuzzo

Assistant Professor of Economics, Davide Pettenuzzo (Brandeis University), will present at the USC Dornsife INET's Seminar Series.  For more information, please visit: http://dornsife.usc.edu/inet/seminar-series/.

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Engaging in Effective Dialogue on Power and Oppression

Email RSVP Required: usccer@usc.edu

Jeremy Goldbach, Assistant Professor of Social Work, and Riana Anderson, Assistant Professor of Social Work, will teach basic strategies and activities to improve your skills for engaging in conversations about power and oppression in the workplace while ensuring safety.

Target Audience: All levels of faculty & postdocs

Email RSVP Required: usccer@usc.edu
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I Don’t See Colors and Other Myths Of Cultural Competency

Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Week:

 

Lavonna Blair Lewis, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Questions will be answered at diversityinclusionweek@usc.edu

Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion week here and here

Free
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USC Stem Cell Seminar: Zaven Kaprielian, Amgen—“Overview of Amgen Discovery Research and Neuroscience Therapeutic Area”

Amgen’s Discovery Research Unit takes a modality-independent, biology-first approach to prosecute a wide array of drug targets. In late 2012, Amgen acquired deCODE Genetics in Reykjavik, Iceland, and we exploit their unique capabilities to identify novel drug targets supported by strong human genetic validation. The Neuroscience Therapeutic Area is comprised of two closely integrated research groups located at the Amgen headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA and at Amgen’s site in Cambridge, MA. Amgen Neuroscience is committed to serving patients by carrying out innovative science and unlocking the potential of biology, and is focused on developing new and effective therapeutics for neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and ALS), migraine and chronic pain. Along with a strong early stage discovery pipeline across these areas, our late-stage Alzheimer’s disease group is preparing to carry out clinical studies in collaboration with Novartis to assess the ability of small molecule BACE (b-secretase) inhibitors to ameliorate disease symptoms, our migraine franchise is poised for approval of an anti-CGRPR mAb for the prevention of migraine headaches, and our late-stage discovery analgesia group has developed small molecule Nav1.7 inhibitors for the treatment of chronic pain.

Host: Justin Ichida

Live webcast at keckmedia.usc.edu/stem-cell-seminar

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Legal and Health Dimensions of Trump’s Immigration Policies: What is Happening and What We Can Do About It

This first session of the Spring 2018 semester of the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration will focus on the impacts of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies in Los Angeles and across the globe, and concrete research and actions being taken to minimize the harms.

Professor of Law Niels Frenzen will introduce the current state of affairs, legal challenges for immigrants and the work of the USC Immigrant Detention Rights Project. Dr. Parveen Parmar, associate professor of clinical preventive medicine, will discuss the work she leads to support immigrant populations living near Keck Medical Center of USC and in Los Angeles more generally. Michael Cousineau, professor of preventive medicine, will discuss his work assessing and addressing the health needs of immigrant populations in Los Angeles county.

Speakers:

Niels Frenzen, JD
Sydney M. and Audrey M. Irmas Endowed Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Immigration Clinic, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California

Parveen Parmar, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of International Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Keck Medical Center, University of Southern California

Michael Cousineau, DrPH
Professor of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Faculty, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Hosted and moderated by:

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati PhD, MPH
Associate Dean, Community Initiatives, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director, Center for Health Equity in the Americas, IPR, Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Southern California

Sofia Gruskin, JD, MIA
Director, Program on Global Health & Human Rights, Institute for Global Health, Professor of Law and Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC and Gould School of Law, University of Southern California

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Lunch will be provided!

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gould School of Law, Room 130
University Park Campus

free

PIPE* Workshop: Steven Liao, UCRiverside

Foreign Real Estate Investment and Incumbent Party Support in the U.S.

Few economic issues affect people as personally and universally as housing. Yet despite the increasing globalization of housing markets, little is known about its effect on political behavior. This study explores how Chinese investments in U.S. residential property shaped support for the incumbent party. I argue that foreign real estate investment affects incumbent support in two competing ways—the economic benefits of higher home prices increase support while heightened nativism provokes opposition. I show that Chinese investments increase home prices in ZIP codes hosting more Chinese undergraduate students. In turn, rising home prices increase political donations to the incumbent party. However, increased exposure to Chinese investments has an overall negative effect on incumbent support, suggesting that nativist concerns dominate material interests.

About the speaker

Steven Liao is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. His research interests lie in the intersection of political economy and methodology, with a specific focus on international migration. Currently, he is working on projects that examine the influence of multinational corporations on migration policymaking, the politics of foreign real estate investments, big data in international trade, and Chinese Renminbi internationalization. His work has appeared in International Studies Quarterly. Liao received a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Politics (2015) and a B.A. from National Chengchi University (Taiwan) in Political Science, Economics, and Diplomacy (2008).

 

*Political Institutions & Political Economy

Please email annemjoh@usc.edu to request an invitation.
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Study Abroad in Ireland - Part of Study Abroad Week

General study abroad information and detailed information on spending a semester or a year in Ireland will be covered.

Programs include:

This session is part of Study Abroad Week, check our website for other events being held throughout the week.

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TARGETing Diversity in the Workplace: Financial Literacy for Diverse Trojans

TARGETing Diversity in the Workplace: Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Series
Sponsored by Target

Join fellow Trojans for part one of this three-part lunch workshop series (food provided) to address diversity in the workplace. Spanning topics from networking and interviewing to financial literacy, these events can help prepare you for internships and jobs. Who you are matters in and out of the workplace, so attend at least one of these workshops to learn how your identity fits into the professional world.

January 23 – 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Keynote & Session 1: Financial Literacy for Diverse Trojans

  • Job offers are both exciting and wildly intimidating. What are stock options? Is your salary as good as it can be? What benefits matter the most? This workshop will provide insight on how to navigate employment offers inclusive of how to negotiate salary, investment options, and company benefits.
  • The first 50 students will receive a guidebook to financial literacy and success, “Welcome to Your Financial Life” by Kenneth and Virginia Morris.

January 24 – 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Session 2: Discover Your (Intersectional) Brand Identity

January 25 – 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Session 3:  A Diverse Candidate’s Job Search

All sessions will take place in STU-B3. Lunch will be provided. 

RSVP via the Events tab in connectSC to attend. Arrive early as check in is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This series is hosted by the Career Center, Asian Pacific American Students Services (APASS)Asian Pacific American Student AssemblyCenter for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA), Black Student AssemblyEl Centro Chicano (ELC)Latinx Student AssemblyLGBT Resource Center, and Queer and Ally Student Assembly.

Free