Diversity Networking Mixer

Come network with 20 employers looking to recruit diverse members of the Trojan family for internships and full-time job opportunities!  RSVP on connectSC (Events Tab>Career Events>Diversity Networking Mixer) and view the list of companies and positions they’re recruiting for.

Come dressed in business formal attire and bring copies of your resume!

Project Remix Presents: Faculty and Students of Color Meet and Greet

Project Remix

Project Remix Presents: Faculty and Students of Color Meet and Greet
Thursday, Sept. 25 from 2 PM – 4 PM
Tutor Campus Center (TCC) 302
To RSVP, please email apass@usc.edu

Between Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS), Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA), and El Centro Chicano (ECC), we wanted to provide a new program to attract students who might not otherwise seek out our specific cultural centers. The last two years with Project ReMix were excitingly received and we expect another great year! With new cosponsors, specifically working with ASE (American Studies & Ethnicity) this event will attract a diverse community to explore while also networking with great professors here at USC. Come join us!

A Middle East with No Minorities? Asking the Tough Questions

A Middle East with No Minorities?
Asking the Tough Questions

Dr. Paul Haidostian, President of Beirut’s Haigazian University

In conversation with Dr. Laurie Brand, Director of USC Middle East Studies Program

Monday, September 29, 2014
Doheny Memorial Library
Room 244, 12 to 1 PMLunch Included

Sponsored by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies

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Muslims in Public Service – Friday Sept. 5 (Organized by Prof. Sherman Jackson)

A full-day conference featuring Muslims in various aspects and levels of government discussing their experiences, challenges, advice and vision for the future. Keynote address to be delivered by Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.).

Since 9/11, the place of Islam and Muslims in American society has become a major national preoccupation. From no-fly lists to secret surveillance of mosques to legislative campaigns against shari’a law, Muslims have frequently come under suspicion regarding their socio-political roles and aspirations in the United States. Some have even questioned whether Muslims are entitled to constitutional protections that are recognized as the birthright of all other Americans, arguing that “Islam is different.”

Yet lost in all of this controversy is the fact that Muslims continue to function as public servants at virtually every level of American government, from elected officials to advisors and political appointees, from congresspersons to judges to Homeland Security personnel. “American Muslims in Public Service,” a one-day conference that will be held on 5 September 2014 at the University of Southern California’s Tudor Conference Center, will bring together a broad cross-section of American Muslims in public service to share their experiences, perspectives, fears, hopes, advice and prognostications. The conference will be inter-active, inviting questions and perspectives from the audience, along with responses from the participants. It will be capped by a special keynote address that evening by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota).

Click here to RSVP

PROGRAM
DATE: Friday, September 5, 2014
TIME: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Panels – USC Tudor Campus Center; Keynote – USC Bovard Auditorium

Continental breakfast provided
Reception to follow keynote

MORNING
PANEL 1: Advisors, Aides, and Hopefuls

  • Suhail A. Khan, Conservative Activist and former Bush Appointee
  • Rahmat Khan, Candidate, Torrance (CA) City Council
  • Ilhaam Jaffer, White House Advance Associate
  • Asim Ghafoor, Former Legislative Assistant
PANEL 2: Law Enforcement and the Courts
  • Sylvester Johnson, Police Commissioner, Philadelphia
  • Mona Youssef, Jurist, Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan-Juvenile Division
  • Hassan A. El-Amin, Associate Judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland
AFTERNOON 
PANEL 3: Muslims in Public Service in Los Angeles and California:
  • Halim Dhanidina, Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Farrah N. Khan, Community Services Commissioner, City of Irvine
  • Belal Dalati, Commissioner, City of Anaheim
  • Haroon Azar, Department of Homeland Security Regional Director for Strategic Engagement

PANEL 4: Federal, State and International

  • Saud Anwar, Mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Larry Shaw, Senator, North Carolina
  • Shaarik Zafar, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State
KEYNOTE: Congressman Keith Ellison
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Congressman Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Fifth District includes the City of Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs and is one of the most vibrant and ethnically diverse districts in Minnesota. Rep. Ellison’s guiding philosophy is based on “generosity and inclusion,” and his priorities in Congress are building prosperity for working families, promoting peace, pursuing environmental sustainability and advancing civil and human rights. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, the congressman helps oversee the nation’s financial services and housing industries, as well as Wall Street. In response to the foreclosure crisis that began in 2008, Rep. Ellison wrote the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act, which requires banks and other new owners to provide at least 90 days’ notice of eviction to renters occupying foreclosed homes.

For the 113th Congress, Rep. Ellison was elected co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which promotes the progressive promise of fairness for all. He is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, founded the Congressional Consumer Justice Caucus and belongs to more than a dozen other caucuses that focus on issues ranging from social inclusion to environmental protection. Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Ellison was a noted community activist and ran a thriving civil rights, employment and criminal defense law practice in Minneapolis. Born and raised in Detroit, he has lived in Minnesota since earning his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990. He is the proud father of four children.

Co-Sponsored by:
  • USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture
  • USC Office of Religious Life
  • USC School of Religion
  • USC Center for Law, History and Culture
  • USC Department of American Studies and Ethnicity
  • USC Muslim Student Union

American Muslims in Public Service

APAMSA General Meeting

Calling all pre-medical students! Wondering what it takes and to be pre-med? Join APAMSA, the premier pre-medical organization on campus, to hear about volunteer opportunities, MCAT prep, and a day in the life of a doctor from actual MD guest speakers. Come to our first general meeting on Tuesday, September 2 from 6:30-7:30pm in VKC 210. We will have FREE food! Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/181408377153/ or email us at uscpremedapamsa@gmail.com for more info.

2014 USC Korean Film Festival

Please join the Korean Studies Institute and the School of Cinematic Arts for the 2014 Korean Film Festival, September 6-7!
RSVP ONLINE

This two-day film event shows North Korea and its people in a state of flux. The films will provide Southern California audiences with the opportunity to view a dynamic shift in cinematic approach toward North Korea as well as the change in public sentiment surrounding discourse on Korean reunification and North Korean refugees. The five selected films are collaborations or independent works with origins in North Korea, Europe, China, and Korea. They were selected because they focus on movement in North Korea across the various borders of class, gender, territory, and nationality. These films counter stereotypical representations by allowing audiences to see vibrant depictions of the lives of North Koreans and the possibility of change in North Korea through the quiet, dramatic movements of crossing, jumping, and flying.

This year’s theme is Crossing, Jumping, Flying: North Korean Mobility in Films and will feature the film Comrade Kim Goes Flying as well as four other films about North Korea.  Please join KSI Director David Kang, faculty experts Youngmin Choe (USC), Suk Young Kim (UCSB), and the directors of Comrade Kim Goes Flying, Nicholas Bonner and Anja Daelemans on Sunday, September 7th at 4:30pm for a dynamic panel discussion following the film.

SCHEDULE

Day One: Film screenings at SCA 108
Saturday, September 6, 2014
12:30 pm — 3:00 pm | Dooman River (Zhang Lu, 2010, 90 min)
3:15 pm — 5:20 pm | Poongsan (Jun Jaihong, 2011, 121 min)
5:30 pm — 7:40 pm | Secretly, Greatly (Jang Cheol-soo, 2013, 123 min)

Day Two: Film screening & panel discussion at SCA 108
Sunday, September 7, 2014
12:30 pm – 2:40 pm | Flower Girl (Choe Ik-kyu, 1972, 126 min)
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm | Introduction for Director Nicholas Bonner and Director Anja Daelemans by David James (USC)
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm | Comrade Kim Goes Flying (Nicholas Bonner, and Anja Daelemans, 2012, 89min)
4:40 pm — 6:30 pm | Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Kang (USC Korean Studies Institute)
Participants: Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans, Suk-young Kim (UC Santa Barbara), Young-min Choe (USC)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Reception at Ahn House

More information about the festival can be found on the KSI website.  Additional support provided by the East Asian Studies Center.

We hope to see you there!

USC Study Abroad Fair

Greetings from Overseas Studies!

We have a number of exciting announcements for all new and returning students:

USC STUDY ABROAD FAIR
USC Overseas Studies will host the campus-wide STUDY ABROAD FAIR Wednesday, September 10th from 10:00-2:00 on Trousdale Parkway.  This event highlights USC’s numerous international opportunities and is a great way to learn more about study abroad!  Please see attached flyer for more information.

ADVISING INFORMATION
Interested in studying abroad and have questions?  Follow these easy steps:

  1. Attend a Study Abroad 101 session: Aug 27, 28, Sept 3, 4, 5, 17 & 18 from 3:00-4:00 in the Herklotz Room of Doheny Library
  2. Then, visit us in THH 341 for Walk-in Advising: Monday-Friday from 11:00-2:00 until September 12th*

*visit us at the Study Abroad Fair on September 10th

UPCOMING DEADLINES
Applications for Spring 2015 are still available. Please stop by our office or email overseas@usc.edu and indicate the program to which you’re applying (be sure to check minimum eligibility requirements listed in the program brochures our website).

Application deadlines are listed below:

  • August 20th: Nanzan
  • September 15th: Argentina, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland (Dublin), Italy, Japan, Spain, South Africa and U.K. (BADA, Queen Mary, UCL)
  • September 29th: All other Dornsife Semester Programs

WE’VE MOVED!
The Office of Overseas Studies has moved! Please visit us in our new location in Taper Hall, Room 341.

STAY CONNECTED
Want to stay up-to-date on study abroad-related events and information? Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USCOverseasStudies

Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The Overseas Studies Team