Skip navigation
Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

USC

Schwarzenegger and USC Announce New Political Institute

Arnold Schwarzenegger teams up with USC to create a new political institute.

First JetBlue, and now the former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - it's been a big week in partnerships for the Trojan Family! USC announced Thursday the establishment of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. 

"The University of Southern California is committed to promoting civic engagement both nationally and internationally, and the new Schwarzenegger Institute will advance this mission," said USC President Nikias.

The USC Schwarzenegger Institute will focus on the responbility of policymakers to transcend partisan mindsets, and implement policies that truly benefit the public. 

The institute's board of advisors include international leaders in business, public service, and education according to the Sol Price School of Public Policy.

"Knowing USC's reputation as one of the nation's leading policy schools, I could think of no better home for this institute," said Schwarzenegger, who will chair the Board of Advisors.

The Institute will be funded by an initial gift by Schwarzenegger, as well as a commitment to raise an endowment.  

The Schwarzeneggers have a history of Trojan Spirit. In 2009, Schwarzenegger spoke at USC's commencement ceremony, and received an honorary doctorate. This past spring Maria Shriver addressed the graduating Annenberg class. Katherine Schwarzenegger, their daughter, was among the class of 2012.

Arnold's son, Patrick Schwarzenegger, announced in May that he would be joining the USC class of 2015 via Facebook.

 

COMMENTS
Leave a comment
Name:
E-mail:*
URL:
Comments:*

FDA Seeks to Regulate E-Cigarettes


By Mengyi Jenny Sun and Matt Hamilton
04/24/14 | 3:21 p.m. PDT

Starting tomorrow, the public can submit comments about the FDA's proposed changes through the agency's website.

Postal Workers Oppose Mail Countertops at Staples


By Matt Hamilton and Kimberly Leoffler
04/24/14 | 2:48 p.m. PDT

Meanwhile, the Postmaster General said partnering with Staples is about "growing our business."

Weather 04/24/14

Kulture with Keavy 04/24/14

The Tease: Apr. 24, 2014

USC Women's Water Polo Hosts MPSF Playoffs

We detected that you might be on a mobile device such as an iPad or iPhone. Sorry, at this time the video box is only visible on desktop computers.
MOST POPULAR

Halloween Shooting Suspect Sentenced To 40 Years


By ATVN
04/18/14 | 12:28 p.m. PDT

The 21-year-old behind the USC Halloween shooting in 2012 was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison. 

USC Celebrates Earth Week


By Tiffany Taylor
04/21/14 | 1:39 p.m. PDT

Actor Ian Somerhalder will speak on campus in honor of Earth Day.