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Five students made their first visit to the United States to take part in the International Summer Scholars Program, a new offering from the Office of Global Engagement at the USC Price School of Public Policy, designed to introduce foreign students to graduate-level policy coursework in the U.S.
Twelve select undergraduate students recently took part in the USC Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento’s Summer Enrichment Program — providing them the opportunity to explore public service careers, gain valuable professional development coaching and celebrate diversity in leadership.
The book Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City, written by USC Price School of Public Policy Associate Professor Annette Kim and published by the University of Chicago Press, was recently named the recipient of the “Publisher’s Accolade for Outstanding Production Value” by the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS).
Professionals from around the world seeking a global and comparative perspective on policy challenges in today’s interconnected society spent a week at USC in June, as part an L.A. residency program that officially marked the start of the new Master of Global Public Policy — an innovative joint degree with the USC Price School of Public Policy and Hong Kong University.
The USC Price School of Public Policy introduced underrepresented college students to the rewards of a career in public service – and the vital role it plays in promoting social justice and equity – during the first-ever USC Public Service Weekend, held in June. USC Price partnered with the Public Policy & International Affairs Program and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) on the workshop.
In her latest book, The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class, which launched in launched June 8 with a book signing in New York City, Professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett identifies a new elite class that is defined by cultural capital rather than by income bracket — people who practice “inconspicuous consumption,” finding value not in flashy cars but in buying organic food, taking yoga and Pilates classes, listening to the right podcasts, and investing their children’s education. She found that by making wise decisions about education, health, parenting and retirement, this “aspirational class” reproduces wealth and deepens an ever-widening class divide.
Ehsan Zaffar, an instructor with the USC CREATE Homeland Security Center, USC Price Safe Communities Institute, and frequent speaker at the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance, has been invited to join the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. CFR is a nonpartisan think tank specializing in foreign policy and international affairs.