USC Price School of Public Policy


New inquiry highlights important lessons from Detroit for other American cities

December 2, 2016

Shining a light on the strategies and leadership driving the revitalization of Detroit, a new inquiry by The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy examines the potential relevance of these forces for other American cities and their significance for national urban policy and practice. The analysis, undertaken in partnership with The Kresge Foundation and published in the Winter Issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), contends that the work underway to transform Detroit represents a potent force for change for legacy cities in the American Rustbelt, and that all cities can learn a great deal from the experience of Detroit.


Myers focuses on bridging racial, generational divides in Planetizen blog

December 1, 2016

Planetizen published a blog post written by Dowell Myers, professor of policy, urban planning, and demography at the USC Price School, titled “White Voters and Polarization: Can We Span the Racial Divide by Emphasizing Shared Interests?” In the post, Myers reflects on an academic article from the Journal of Planning Education and Research in light of the recent presidential election.

Price panel focuses on how creativity is fueling LA’s economic growth

November 28, 2016

Creative industries are playing a large role in the revitalization of the urban center of Los Angeles. The area serves as a hub not only for film and television, but also music, performing arts, painting, publishing, fashion and video games. The USC Price School of Public Policy hosted a panel discussion on how creativity fuels the city’s economic growth during a recent Dean’s Speaker Series event sponsored by the Athenian Society, the school’s premier philanthropic support group.

Treasurer Chiang analyzes CA’s economic, political challenges at USC Price event

November 23, 2016

California State Treasurer John Chiang addressed the economic and political challenges facing the state, discussed how he helped California navigate through the financial crisis, and explained the role fiscal policy can play in the water shortage and economic inequality during the USC Price School of Public Policy’s inaugural Dean’s Policy Breakfast Series event.

Kim takes part in UN conference on housing, urban development in Ecuador

November 22, 2016

As one of only four academics to represent the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) at Habitat III, a United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that occurs every 20 years, USC Price School of Public Policy Associate Professor and SLAB Director Annette Kim had the opportunity to deliver remarks about the importance of fostering inclusion amid global urbanization.

USC Price launches series to promote leadership opportunities for women in real estate

November 17, 2016

Gender roles in America are continuing to evolve — and for the real estate field to adjust to the times, there needs to be more women working in the industry. The USC Price School of Public Policy hosted a Women in Real Estate Luncheon on Nov. 4 as the first in a series of events to grow opportunities for women in real estate and develop initiatives at the Price School to support female students in their careers.

Elizabeth Graddy elected to National Academy of Public Administration

November 17, 2016

Elizabeth Graddy – USC’s Vice Provost of Academic and Faculty Affairs and professor at the Price School of Public Policy – has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), in recognition of her significant scholarly contributions to the field. Established in 1967, NAPA consists of professional and academic leaders in public management, and is chartered by the U.S. Congress to assist federal, state and local governments in improving their effectiveness, efficiency and accountability.

Post-Election Message from USC Price Dean Jack Knott

November 11, 2016

Dear members of the Price community, It is now three days since the election; for many of us, these days have been challenging, filled with uncertainty and even fear for our future. The ugliness that marked this election cycle has served to demonstrate the stark and visceral divisions between us; in the immediate aftermath, we cannot help but wonder if our country can ever begin to heal the deep wounds this election has wrought. We […]

Bedrosian Center, SCI event spotlights refugee experience, from vetting to resettlement

November 9, 2016

The USC Price School’s Bedrosian Center on Governance and Safe Communities Institute hosted a discussion on the experiences and impact of refugees who arrive in the U.S. in search of their new home. Professor Raphael Bostic moderated a panel featuring Ehsan Zaffar, senior advisor for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties; Meymuna Hussein-Cattan, executive director of Tiyya, an organization that serves refugees; and USC Social Work Associate Dean Cherrie Short.

USC DECIDE symposium tackles ‘Next-Generation Ethics’

November 9, 2016

The USC Center for Interdisciplinary Decisions and Ethics (DECIDE) on Oct. 28 held its inaugural event, the Next Generation Ethics Symposium, which explored the future of ethics in business, media, healthcare, industry, privacy and engineering — and the public policy that links them all.

General Petraeus, Congressman Schiff focus on security, foreign policy at USC talk

November 2, 2016

The next President of the United States won’t have much time to settle into office before being confronted with a myriad of national security challenges. Retired General David Petraeus and Congressman Adam Schiff discussed the foreign policy challenges and opportunities awaiting the nation’s future leader during an Oct. 26 event organized by the USC Price School of Public Policy and USC Dornsife Unruh Institute of Politics. The event was moderated by USC Unruh Institute Director Dan Schnur.

Experts explore how creative economy is revitalizing cities at NY Price event

November 2, 2016

The USC Price School of Public Policy brought together creative economy insiders Andrew H. Kimball, CEO of Industry City, and Vishaan Chakrabarti, founder of Practice for Architecture & Urbanism, for an expert panel discussion titled, “Does Creativity Fuel Economic Growth?” The event was the third installment of the USC Price Conversations in New York series. The panelists painted a picture of vitality and change, in which New York is being transformed by outer-borough workplaces, technology-art collaborations, and the desire of millennial employees to live sustainably and walk or bike to work.

Professors Pamela McCann and Michael Thom lead an 
election town hall discussion as part of Trojan Family 
Weekend. (Photo by David Giannamore)

USC Price election town hall explores presidential race, balance of power

November 2, 2016

With the upcoming election on everyone’s minds, the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted an informal town hall discussion on its key issues and potential outcomes, as part of Trojan Family Weekend. Assistant Professors Pamela McCann and Michael Thom took questions on the policy implications of the state and national elections before a standing-room crowd of parents from USC Price and other schools across the university during the Oct. 7 event at Lewis Hall.


USC East Asian Studies Center features Q&A with Price PhD student Julia Harten

October 31, 2016

The USC Dornsife East Asian Studies Center (EASC) published a Q&A profile featuring Julia Harten, a Ph.D. student in public policy and management at the USC Price School of Public Policy, who is serving as one of the center’s FLAS Fellows for academic year 2016-17, working to reach native fluency in Chinese. In the Q&A, Julia discusses her experience in East Asian Studies, her research and how the FLAS Fellowship has helped her reach her academic goals.