Rob Asghar is an author and management consultant based in Los Angeles. His essays and commentaries have also been published by the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, the Johns Hopkins SAIS Review of International Affairs,, Asia Times, Foreign Policy and dozens of other publications around the world. Asghar was a featured contributor to for several years. Asghar is the author, most recently, of USC: A Journey of Transformation 2010-2015, chronicling the rapid rise of his alma mater during a crucial moment of flux within higher education. He is also author of Leadership Is Hell: How to Manage Well and Escape with Your Soul (Figueroa Press, 2014), with all book royalties benefitting college scholarships for underprivileged urban schoolchildren. He collaborated with leadership pioneer Warren Bennis and former USC President Steven B. Sample on their literary coda, The Art & Adventure of Leadership (Wiley, Spring 2015). And he has edited numerous other books on leadership and on theology. Asghar is a University Fellow at USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. He has also been an adviser to the USC Stevens Center for Innovation.