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USC Trojan Family magazine highlighted the Los Angeles Police Department’s partnership with the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work to train officers to deal with some of the biggest social problems – including mental illness, homelessness, human trafficking and domestic violence – and build bridges with the communities they serve.
USC Price alum Adam Daneshgar landed his ‘dream project’ with the purchase of downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market. Daneshgar MRED ’09 noted that the iconic L.A. location showcases the city’s cultural diversity, and that he “wanted to keep that value instilled in the market going forward.”
Aura Garcia wasn’t looking to make a career change, but when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called she couldn’t turn down the opportunity to represent her northeast San Fernando Valley community and her Guatemalan/Latino heritage. Garcia, a graduate from the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Executive Master of Leadership program, accepted an appointment by Mayor Garcetti in February to be one of a five-member, full-time executive team that comprises the Board of Public Works for the City of L.A.
Southers testifies to Congressional Black Caucus, criticizes FBI report on black identity extremism for lacking merit
Testifying before the Congressional Black Caucus Task Force on Foreign Affairs and National Security, USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Erroll Southers asserted that a recent FBI assessment on the threat posed by Black Identity Extremists lacks merit.
Two college professors from Portland, Ore., spoke about their interdisciplinary work meshing urban planning and art to highlight stories of displacement in historically black neighborhoods, during the USC Price Urban Growth Seminar on Feb. 23. The event featured Lisa Bates, a Portland State University associate professor for urban studies and planning, and Sharita Towne, an artist and assistant professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
For the first time, the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted a three-day training program to introduce undergraduates from Seoul National University (SNU) to “Creative California.” Through a series of lectures and site visits, students from South Korea’s top university gained first-hand knowledge of creative industries, ranging from film to fine arts to sports.