Academic Council

The Academic Council brings together several prominent USC faculty to advise the Institute director and staff on programing, scholarship, and research. Their varied backgrounds and academic and personal trajectories combine to offer invaluable strategic and development guidance to the Institute. Their extensive experience and networks contribute to cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships.

Richard Antaramian, Ph.D.

Turpanjian Early Career Chair in Contemporary Armenian Studies
Assistant Professor, History

Dan Mazmanian, Ph.D.

Professor, Public Policy
Academic Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy
Former Dean, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Don Miller, Ph.D.

Professor, Religion
Co-founder, Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC
Former Director, School of Religion

Manuel Pastor, Ph.D.

Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change
Professor, Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity
Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
Director, USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII)