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Zerunyan at the monastery of Ohanavank, Armenia, 
during his most recent visit

Bedrosian Center seeks to improve Armenian public administration

July 1, 2015

The USC Bedrosian Center on Governance has formed a unique relationship with Armenian educators and leaders seeking a deeper understanding of democratic and decentralized governance in the post-Soviet era of their young republic. The effort is spearheaded by USC Price Professor Frank V. Zerunyan who is a series of workshops and lectures for current and future Armenian leaders seeking to lead the young democracy forward.

Price students offer solutions to spur Detroit’s revitalization

July 1, 2015

Undergraduate students at the USC Price School of Public Policy had the opportunity to travel to Detroit to assist organizations that are taking part in one of the most ambitious and urgent revitalization efforts in the country. For the second summer in a row, students got to see firsthand the decline of the Motor City and the attempts being made to turn it around. The capstone lab was part of USC Price’s Learning to Excel Academically and Professionally (LEAP) program.

Price IPPAM program leads executive workshop for Indonesian civil servants

June 30, 2015

A delegation of 20 senior government officials from Indonesia visited the USC Price School of Public Policy for a two-week continuing education workshop on innovation and best practices in human resources management, organized by the school’s International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM) Program.

Reiss tackles gerrymandering in LA Times op-ed

June 29, 2015

The Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Bonnie Reis, global director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, about a Supreme Court case involving gerrymandering in Arizona. The case has implications for California voting districts, as well. The piece cited USC research about how electoral reforms have influenced legislator ideology. “Fortunately, the Supreme Court stood with the people and states that allow direct democracy when politicians fail to act,” Reiss wrote.

2015 Price Academic Celebration Student Exhibition Awards

June 19, 2015

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy in May held its annual Academic Celebration Student Exhibition Awards, providing an opportunity for students to showcase the outstanding work completed in Price courses. The 2015 winners are listed below. All photos by Deirdre Flanagan (View more Student Exhibition Awards photos on Flickr) 2015 Winners The Antipodal City: Documenting Urban Inequality in Bel-Air and Chinatown Jiwon Eom , Karina Lee, Emma Molz Boyle Heights Vacant Lot Analysis […]

2015 USC Price Academic Awards

June 19, 2015

Undergraduate Awards Class Valedictorian Taylor Vaughn Etzioni Bianchi Community Service Award Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior in recognition of excellence in community service Jamie Brooke Zamora Emery E. Olson Award Awarded to the outstanding graduating senior in recognition of excellence in scholarship and leadership potential Emily Jean Napolitano Boone USC Global Scholars University-wide program, designed to encourage students to become outstanding world-citizens, while preparing them to navigate our increasingly-interdependent community Emily Boone Taylor Vaughn […]

From LA to DC to Mexico City, student projects help solve policy challenges

June 18, 2015

By engaging in year-long Policy Analysis Practicum projects, Master of Public Policy students are trained to conduct sound and thorough analysis for high-profile clients from government agencies, educational organizations, nonprofits and the private sector — “and in doing so, they discover that their work makes a difference,” explains USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Dan Mazmanian. This year, in particular, the students were able to make a difference that resonated locally, nationally and globally.