*CALL FOR PAPERS* – Ilios Journal of Political Science and Philosophy

ILIOS: USC JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY

CALL FOR PAPERS

The editors of Ilios invite all USC undergraduates to submit papers for review and potential publication in the journal’s Spring 2014 issue.

Ilios—published by and for undergraduatesis the University’s political science and philosophy journal. Its objective is to provide young scholars a forum in which to explore contemporary and historical issues in politics, both practical and theoretical. In addition to accepting work from political science majors and non-majors alike, the editors welcome and encourage high-quality submissions from a wide array of disciplines, among them aesthetics, anthropology, economics, history, law, linguistics, sociology, and psychology. In so doing, Ilios aims to create a space for analysis and discourse whose depth and complexity matches those of the politics of our world.

The Fall 2013 issue of Ilios, “Virtú and Terror: The Meaning of Politics and the Politics of Meaning,” can be viewed at dornsife.usc.edu/ilios

FALL 2013 – OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS

In order to welcome a broad range of work, the editors are issuing an open call for papers. We impose no specific requirements relating to theme or topic; our only preference is that any article submitted for review provide a thoughtful, critical analysis of something political, taking that term at its broadest interpretation. This year, we are particularly interested in work that relates to the following themes:

· Coercion—The power of symbolism, propaganda, and political force, both institutional and extralegal

· Citizenship – Contemporary notions of citizenship, and questions regarding its relevance

· Why Politics?—The case (or lack thereof) for politics as a field of study, the tradition of popular contempt for legislators, and motivations for seeking or spurning public office

Papers dealing with comparative politics, international relations, ancient and modern political thought, legal case studies, and contemporary issues are also welcome.

Requirements and Considerations

There is no length requirement for submissions; however, the editors advise keeping work to a 30-page maximum. Additionally, the journal attempts to incorporate one brief, editorial-length submission into every issue.

Any papers originally prepared as coursework and later submitted to Ilios should have received marks of at least A-. We also highly encourage students to submit new work. All submissions must include an abstract of no more than 150 words and be received electronically by December 21, 2013.

Questions, comments, and submissions may be sent to uscilios@gmail.com

Fall 2013 Career Fair

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The Fall 2013 Career Fair is here!  Each year, more than 400 organizations seeking to employ USC students from diverse disciplines attend our career fairs. All students are encouraged to attend and explore the wide variety of internship and full-time employment opportunities that are represented:

Thursday, September 19, 2013
10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Trousdale Parkway

Part-time, Full-Time, and Internship positions available from over 150 companies.  Log-in to connect SC for more information.

Dress to impress!  Bring your resume.

careers.usc.edu

Explore@4

Explore@4 is a series of interactive panel discussions designed to help students explore popular career paths with industry professions in an informational setting.

All Explore@4 panels take place from 4:00 – 5:30 PM (w/exception)

Fall 2013  Career Panels:

9.9 Careers in technology for Non-Techies @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.10 Language Careers @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.11 TIS Bulge Bracket Investment Banking Panel – @ Davidson Conference Center (7:00 – 9:00pm)

9.12 Economics and Math Careers @ Tutor Campus Center 351/352

9.24 Health Careers without an MD @ Tutor Campus Center 227

9.25 Careers for Foodies @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.26 Consulting @ Tutor Campus Center 351/352

For more information: careers.usc.edu

National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events

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How to Succeed in Business with a Degree in Philosophy

Friday, April 5, 2013. 2:00 PM @ Mudd Hall Philosophy, Room 106

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The Invisible Men Screening

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Volunteer opportunity, Western Political Science Association, Hollywood, CA, March 27-Saturday, March 30.

Professor Christian Grose is looking for students willing to volunteer for an upcoming political science conference that is being hosted by USC and being held at the Loews Hollywood hotel. The conference will involved thousands of political scientists, professors, and students from across the United States. Students who volunteer are able to be registered to attend the conference for free (which normally costs $75 for students who do not volunteer). Many of the conference participants will be presenting cutting-edge research on panels and roundtables on a variety of political science topics, and those who volunteer are welcome to attend these panels once the volunteering is complete. Scholars will present work on comparative politics, American politics, international relations, political theory, political philosophy, environmental politics, law and politics, race/ethnicity and politics, and many other areas.  Information on the conference and the panels and events are here: http://wpsa.research.pdx.edu/meet/

Students who are interested in volunteering should email Professor Grose at cgrose@dornsife.usc.edu and he can provide more details. The volunteer work will consist of sitting behind a desk in the hotel and registering incoming attendees at the conference, many of whom will be professors or occasionally practitioners you may have read or heard of from your classes. Other volunteers will be responsible for maintaining the book room, where new books are sold to attendees. All volunteers are welcome to attend panels and otherwise participate in the conference during the times in which they are not volunteering.

Students will sign up to volunteer for a 3-hour shift on either Wed. Mar. 27; Thurs., Mar. 28; Fri, Mar. 39; or Sat. Mar. 30. Student volunteers are responsible and liable for their own transportation to the Hollywood Loews hotel (it is one block from the Hollywood/Highland red line train stop). This opportunity a good one for any student, but may be particularly of interest to students with strong interests in political science, international relations, law or those students interested in attending graduate school in the future.