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USC Price School of Public Policy Master of Public Administration student Edwin Saucedo has been selected as a 2019 Schwarzman Scholar and will undertake a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Saucedo received his bachelor’s degree in public policy, planning and development in May from USC Price. A first-generation college student, he served as USC’s Undergraduate Student Government president from 2016-2017. Saucedo is among 142 students from 97 universities in 39 countries chosen for the third class of the Schwarzman Scholars, aims to educate and prepare exceptional men and women to confront the most difficult challenges of the coming century and develop an understanding of China necessary to lead in the future.
USC Price Professor David Sloane opened the recent Diversity in Planning Workshop by telling attendees that this is an incredible moment in urban planning — with state and local governments, as well as grassroots efforts, taking more ownership over how their own communities are being built. The workshop was the latest in the Price School’s four-year, ongoing effort to increase diversity in Master of Planning degree programs. Sixteen people attended from colleges across the state and country.
Shortly after the 1992 L.A. civil unrest, a funder collaborative emerged to improve socioeconomic conditions in three of the city’s most neglected neighborhoods. In all, more than 29 foundations participated in Los Angeles Urban Funders (LAUF), giving away more than $25 million over the course of a decade. LAUF modeled new and effective ways for foundations to work with each other and with low-income communities. The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy undertook an inquiry to document the initiative and lessons for philanthropic practice and the field of community development.
For 20 years, the International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM) master’s program at USC Price has fostered international collaboration and intercultural understanding by attracting mid-career professionals from around the globe to USC to study together. Numerous graduates have gone on to work as government officials, nonprofit managers, policy specialists, and business and community leaders. In October, about 60 alumni from 10 countries returned to Los Angeles for three days of reunion events celebrating IPPAM’s 20th anniversary.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivers a morning address at the USC Global Summit on Homegrown Violent Extremism. (Photo by Tom Queally) By Matthew Kredell With incidents of violent extremism occurring at an alarming rate, the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted the USC Summit on Global Solutions in the Age of Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE) on Nov. 14. The event brought together counter-terrorism experts, local and international public […]
The USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work have partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department to design and deliver a new certificate program that trains officers to better prepared for the complex and complicated issues faced in 21st century policing — including homelessness, mental illness, domestic violence and human trafficking.
Henry Cisneros, who served as the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton administration, says the nation needs leaders who anticipate the times, not just react to them, if it is to overcome the deep divisions in the American populace and avoid a decline. Cisneros delivered the fifth annual George Washington Leadership Lecture at Mount Vernon — a partnership between the USC Price School of Public Policy and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.