The “Burning Issues” Series is a new series of faculty-student discussions on major contemporary international issues. The purpose of the series is to engage informed people with differing perspectives on key issues in a lively, moderated discussion around a well-posed central question, with ample opportunity for faculty and students beyond the most expert to participate appropriately in the discussion. Our aim is to promote multi-disciplinary illumination of significant current policy questions and to improve each other's "mental maps" about the contours of the issue, not to seek a consensus position.
Abe Lowenthal, USC Professor Emeritus, International Relations (moderator)
Najm Meshkati, USC Professor of Engineering, Nuclear safety expert
Hashem Pesarian, USC Professor, Distinguished Chair in Economics
Jerrold Green, Pacific Council President, formerly at RAND