USC Price School of Public Policy


Schweitzer, Southers discuss hate speech, policy implications after Charlottesville

September 21, 2017

After the events in Charlottesville, people have reason to discuss what constitutes hate speech and its impact on the public, Associate Professor Lisa Schweitzer told an audience of students, faculty and staff at a Sept. 12 Policy Forum hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy. Schweitzer was joined by Dean Jack H. Knott and Professor Erroll Southers, director of the Safe Communities Institute, in a discussion of the policy implications and responses to racism and extremism after the violence triggered by a white-nationalist rally in the Virginia city last month.

Rose comments on federal post-disaster assistance in the wake of recent hurricanes

September 21, 2017

Hakai Coastal Sciences and Societies Magazine quoted Research Professor Adam Rose of the USC Price School on a proposed change in federal post-disaster assistance. His comments relate to a study, Analysis of a Deductible/Credit Formula for FEMA Post-Disaster Public Assistance, for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The study was co-authored with Jonathan Eyer, Dan Wei and Detlof von Winterfeldt of the Price School and CREATE, Raphael Bostic of Price, and Philip Ganderton of the University of New Mexico.

Alumni Q&A: Liana Elliott, MPL/MPP ’14

September 20, 2017

Liana Elliott currently serves as the Chief of Staff to the New Orleans City Council president Jason Williams. In addition, she and her husband, MarkAlain Déry, founded a new community radio station – WHIV-FM – which features programming dedicated to human rights and social justice. Elliott has spent more than a decade working in community development, nonprofits and social justice causes in New Orleans. She graduated with dual master’s degrees in public policy and urban […]

Suro discusses importance of Latino vote

September 18, 2017

The Economist’s “Roll Call” quoted Professor Roberto Suro about the importance of Latino voters in national, state and local politics.

Moore comments on need for campus sexual violence policy reform

September 17, 2017

Los Angeles Daily News published an op-ed by Professor James Moore on why campus sexual violence policies in California need to be reformed to restore “convential standards of procedural fairness at universities.” According to Moore, “Even if California’s Legislature persists in the fallacy of trying to protect victims by punishing innocents, there are important steps California universities can and should take to improve the fairness of their Title IX procedures.”

Faculty Research Update: September 2017

September 14, 2017

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research. Publications Saba Siddiki, Jangmin Kim, & William D. Leach. (2017) Diversity, Trust, and Social Learning in Collaborative Governance. Public Administration Review, 10.1111/puar.12800 Emma Aguila, Arie Kapteyn, and Francisco Perez-Arce. (2017) Consumption Smoothing and Frequency of Benefit Payments of Cash Transfer Programs. American Economic Review, 10.1257/aer.p20171147 Emma Aguila, Arie Kapteyn, and Caroline Tassot. (2017) Designing […]

New center at USC examines ethics and decision making

September 14, 2017

USC has established the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making, a first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary center at USC to examine ethical leadership and decision-making processes. The center is jointly housed at the Price School of Public Policy, the Marshall School of Business and the Viterbi School of Engineering, and will be led by decision-analysis expert Professor Ali Abbas.

Price CREATE post-doc Eyer comments on climate change’s impact in US

September 13, 2017

The Indianapolis Star quoted Price School/CREATE post-doc Jonathan Eyer on how climate change will impact migration in the United States. Dr. Eyer, together with Adam Rose Price School Research Professor and CREATE affiliate and Shingo Nagamatsu of Kansai University, are PIs of a grant from the Japan Foundation to compare migration and repatriation following Hurricane Katrina and the 2011 Japanese earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster.

Professor Rose convenes 8th Annual IDRiM Society conference in Iceland

September 12, 2017

As its newly-elected President, USC Price School of Public Policy Research Professor Adam Rose presided over the 8th Annual Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM). The Conference was held in Reykjavík, Iceland, from August 23 to 25, and was cosponsored by the Nordic Center of Excellence on Resilience and Societal Security (NORDRESS), headquartered at the University of Iceland. It was formed in 2010 as an outgrowth of several annual conferences held jointly by the Kyoto University Disaster Prevention Risk Institute (DPRI) and The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

Goldman critiques Sanders’ healthcare proposal

September 12, 2017

STAT published an op-ed by Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center on Senator Bernie Sanders’ proposal for universal health care by transforming Medicare into a single-payer system for all. While Goldman agrees with Sanders’ concept that every American would automatically get health insurance coverage, he believes a better way to provide coverage is through “universal catastophic coverage.” “This approach borrows from liberal dreams for health care as a right, and from conservative conviction that market forces are the most efficient way to deliver health care and keep costs under control,” Goldman wrote.