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Department of Political Science and International Relations


Combining scholarly research and practical experience to generate new knowledge in government and politics.

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Scholars shaping politics and international relations

Through study and academic research in USC POIR, scholars are ready to face challenges in the political and policy sectors.

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Asking Questions

Through continued research, faculty, graduate students, and even undergraduate students ask the questions that get to the root of political issues.

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With support from donors and alumni alike, USC POIR can invest in solving tomorrow’s societal hurdles and educate curious minds to help shape the future of American politics.

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