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Introducing the Center for the Political Future

USC Center for the Political Future

“Video featuring an overview of the USC Center for the Political Future (CPF). The CPF mission is to “combine rigorous intellectual inquiry, teaching, and practical politics to advance civil dialogue and research that transcends partisan divisions and finds solutions to pressing national and global challenges.”

CPF is the only institute of politics in America led by a bi-partisan team. Longtime political rivals, Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy, are Director and Co-Director respectively. Shrum is a longtime Democratic strategist for politicians including Ted Kennedy, Al Gore and John Kerry. Murphy is a veteran Republican campaign strategist who worked for Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeb Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney. The Center’s Executive Director is Kamy Akhavan, former CEO of

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