Robert “Bob” Shrum
Director, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future
Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics
A legendary political strategist and consultant, he has a storied career as an author, campaign adviser, and speech writer to Democratic candidates including Edward Kennedy, Joe Biden, John Glenn and Barbara Mikulski in their Senate campaigns, and John Kerry and Al Gore in their presidential races. Overseas, his clients have included Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, The British Labour Party, the Prime Minister of Ireland, and the Presidents of Columbia and Bolivia. Today, Professor Shrum also teaches several classes at USC on domestic policy, applied politics, and elections.