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PhD Student Spotlight: Vincent Reina

March 30, 2015

Vincent Reina is a PhD student in Public Policy and Management at the USC Price School of Public Policy. His research interests are primarily in housing and urban development, and his current research focuses on the affordability of rental markets and the effect of government interventions in the housing market on household mobility and welfare. Reina’s extensive professional experience includes interning for Americorps at the “I Have a Dream” Foundation; working at the U.S. Department […]

PhD Student Spotlight: Sandip Chakrabarti

March 30, 2015

Sandip Chakrabarti is a PhD candidate in Urban Planning and Development at the USC Price School of Public Policy. His research interests center on urban transportation planning and policy — in particular, public transit policy and searching for ways to better monitor and manage multi-modal traffic in highly congested cities. Originally from India, Chakrabarti received a master’s degree in city planning from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in ’08 and a bachelor’s degree in […]

Dr. Mitchell Katz, director of the Los Angeles County 
Department of Health Services 
More photos available on Flickr
(Photo by Deirdre Flanagan)

Cutting bureaucratic red tape for the public good

March 27, 2015

By overcoming obstacles, health services official reforms public health and strengthens communities By Matthew Kredell How does policy work impact public health issues and the community? Dr. Mitchell Katz, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, discussed the topic during an event hosted on March 3 by the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise and the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy […]

Washington Post column cites Myers’ research on inter-generational partnership

March 26, 2015

The Washington Post cited research by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School finding that older Americans rely on younger ones to eventually buy their homes. The column by Catherine Rampell uses Myers’ approach — a mutual benefits strategy for facilitating ethnic change — as the major critique of a new book examining the country’s inequality gap.

Social Innovation: What are the issues for research and policy?

March 26, 2015

Hosted by the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation Speaker: Helmut Anheier Dean, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin Description: Helmut Anheier raises important, emerging issues for research and policy in the field of social innovation. About the Speaker: Helmut K. Anheier, PhD, is Professor of Sociology and President and Dean at the Hertie School of Governance. He also holds a chair of Sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Center for […]

Antonio Villaraigosa with Price Online Learning Director 
Susan Gautsch and students. 
More photos available on Flickr
(Photo by Tom Queally)

Villaraigosa talks to Price students about leadership, value of internships

March 25, 2015

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa provided lessons in leadership and discussed the value of internships at a meeting with USC Price School of Public Policy students on March 9. Villaraigosa spoke about his professional experiences with interns during his eight years as L.A. mayor and six years serving on the California Assembly, including two years as Speaker.

Heikkila paves way for USC Price partnerships in Asia

March 24, 2015

As part of the USC Price School of Public Policy’s ongoing efforts to develop and enhance partnerships across the globe, Professor Eric Heikkila, director of international initiatives, recently traveled to Asia, where he finalized a new institutional agreement, gave guest lectures and met with leaders in education and government.

Red and Sheri Cavaney

USC Price receives first scholarship gift for new nonprofit degree

March 24, 2015

The USC Price School of Public Policy received a gift of $100,000 from Red and Sheri Cavaney to establish the Red and Sheri Cavaney Endowed Scholarship for Nonprofit Leadership. This is the first scholarship gift established for the Price School’s new Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree.

LIVE WEBCAST: National After-School Summit

March 23, 2015

USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Live streaming video by Ustream   Follow the conversation live on Twitter at #AfterSchool Tweets by @USCPrice

The Price students' report prepared for Instituto par alas 
Mujeres en la Migración (IMUMI) has reached federal-level 
decision makers in Mexico’s Education, Foreign and 
Interior ministries.

Price student project helps shape Mexico education policy debate

March 23, 2015

A student project at the USC Price School of Public Policy helped spark discussion about the rights of U.S.-born children of Mexican descent now living in Mexico. The report has reached federal-level decision-makers in Mexico’s education, foreign and interior ministries. The team of USC Price master of public policy students prepared the report for their client, Instituto par alas Mujeres en la Migración (IMUMI), which resulted from a policy analysis practicum capstone course in 2014.

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden with Condoleeza Rice 
and Price Professor Raphael Bostic
(All photos by Tom Queally)

Haden, Rice address college sports governance at Bedrosian, Athletics event

March 20, 2015

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined USC Athletic Director Pat Haden March 16 at the university’s Town and Gown ballroom for a conversation on the state of governance in college sports and its impact on student-athletes. USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Raphael Bostic moderated the discussion, which was a collaboration between the Bedrosian Center on Governance and the USC Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

James M. Ferris presented his latest research on place-
based initiatives on March 19 on Capitol Hill.
(All photos by Dave Scavone)

On Capitol Hill, Ferris presents on place-based initiatives to fight poverty

March 20, 2015

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor James M. Ferris spoke on Capitol Hill on March 19, presenting his latest research on place-based initiatives aimed at eradicating geographically concentrated poverty. Ferris, who directs the USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, was a featured speaker at the House Philanthropy Caucus Luncheon as part of Foundations on the Hill, a two-day event to inform and educate Congress about philanthropy.

Dean Knott signs MOU with Instituto Tecnológico 
Autónomo de México (ITAM) to establish an educational 
exchange program for undergraduate students

Dean Knott develops new partnerships as part of USC delegation to Mexico

March 20, 2015

USC Price School of Public Policy Dean Jack H. Knott joined USC President C. L. Max Nikias and a delegation of university trustees, senior administrators and deans on a trip to Mexico City to strengthen partnerships with premier Mexican institutions and foster ties with alumni. During the March visit, Knott signed MOUs with Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), establishing an educational exchange program for undergraduate students, and with the Tecnológico de Monterrey to promote international understanding.

Myers dispels myths about California’s demographic future

March 11, 2015

KCET-TV featured research by Professor Dowell Myers of the USC Price School about how Southern California is imagined versus what its demographic makeup really looks like. Though we think of it as being heavily driven by immigrants, “homegrown Californians will carry the future like never before,” Myers wrote.

Lincoln Institute President and CEO George W. McCarthy 
(Photo by David Giannamore)
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Lincoln Institute CEO discusses cities’ challenges to sustain solvency

March 10, 2015

George W. McCarthy, president and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, spoke about the millennial challenge of sustaining municipal fiscal health during a March 3 Urban Growth Seminar hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy. Based in Cambridge, Mass., the Lincoln Institute is a think tank that focuses on the health and sustainability of cities both nationally and globally.

Price School hosts West regional of NASPAA’s first student simulation competition

March 9, 2015

The USC Price School of Public Policy served as the Western regional site for the first-ever national student simulation competition, presented by NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. Price graduate students Rhett-Alexander Paranay (Master of Public Policy/Master of Planning) and Kharaam Sharifpour (Master of International Public Policy and Management) were among 35 public affairs students representing 23 schools across the Western U.S. and Guam.