USC Price School of Public Policy


Survey: Americans concerned about Ebola spreading abroad, but not in US

November 19, 2014

Most Americans are more concerned about the spread of Ebola abroad than they are about its effects on America or their own families, according to a national survey by USC researchers. John Romley, research assistant professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy and lead researcher behind the poll.

Mazmanian leads panel at ‘Decarbonizing California’ conference

November 18, 2014

Hundreds of leaders across LA gathered at USC to explore California’s path toward meeting the ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals by 2050, for a conference titled “Decarbonizing California: 2020–2050.” The USC Schwarzenegger Institute’s academic director and renowned environmental policy expert Dan Mazmanian led a discussion that reviewed California’s success, but mostly focused on the challenge areas needed to be met to achieve 2050 goals.

From left: Fred Ali, Irene Hirano Inouye, Darren Walker and CPPP Director Jim Ferris (Photo by Steve Cohn)

Ford Foundation president shares views on leadership, role of philanthropy

November 12, 2014

At The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy’s Distinguished Speakers Series luncheon on Oct. 31, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker discussed the early life experiences that fired his passion for helping others, the value of leadership and culture, and his insights into how philanthropic organizations can maximize their impact.

Schaeffer headlines symposium on future of Affordable Care Act

November 11, 2014

USC Trustee Leonard D. Schaeffer led a discussion on the impacts of the Affordable Care Act and the future directions of the U.S. health care system on Oct. 17 at a university-wide symposium hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy. Schaeffer laid out the trends, challenges and opportunities being created by health care reform in his opening remarks before moderating a panel of industry leaders.

USC Trustee Rick Caruso with Price Dean Jack Knott (Photo by Tom Queally)

Caruso discusses future of LA as ‘The Great American City’

November 11, 2014

Rick Caruso creates commercial venues with a sense of community. His iconic Southern California institutions, The Grove and The Americana at Brand, are mini-neighborhoods complete with outdoor play areas, trolleys, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and residential properties. This made him the ideal candidate to open the USC Price School of Public Policy’s 2014-15 Dean’s Speaker Series, which focuses on the future of Los Angeles as the Great American City.

General Petraeus speaks on veterans policy in the United States

November 10, 2014

General David H. Petraeus attended a small private luncheon at USC on Nov. 7, where he hosted a discussion on veterans policy in the United States. The luncheon was jointly hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of Social Work.

USC Price hosts an evening with General Petraeus

November 10, 2014

The USC Price School of Public Policy hosted 50 distinguished guests for an intimate reception with General David H. Petraeus on Thursday evening. Held at the home of David and Amy Hochman, who are dedicated supporters and volunteers at the Price School, the reception offered guests a unique opportunity to hear directly from General Petraeus on a wide range of topics related to global security policy.

USC Price PhD student earns award for new health professionals

November 7, 2014

Matt Miller, a Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Development at the USC Price School of Public Policy, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Sarah E. Samuels Award for New Health Professionals, presented by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA). The award recognizes a new professional who has shown interest, dedication and leadership in obesity-prevention efforts.

More than 60 students from 22 universities attended the diversity in planning workshops.
(Photo by Deirdre Flanagan)

USC Price launches effort to diversify master of planning enrollments

November 5, 2014

The USC Price School of Public Policy hosted college students and recent graduates from underrepresented backgrounds for two diversity in planning workshops on Sept. 26 and Oct. 24, kicking off a multi-year effort to diversify master of planning enrollments. More than 60 students from 22 universities attended the day-long workshops to get an introduction to the field of urban planning and the different career paths available.

Genevieve Giuliano, METRANS director and USC Price senior associate dean (Photo/Deirdre Flanagan)

METRANS awarded regional workforce development center

October 29, 2014

The METRANS Transportation Center, a joint partnership of USC and California State University, Long Beach, has been selected by the Federal Highway Administration to host the newly established Southwest Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Center, which includes a grant of approximately $1 million. METRANS Director Genevieve Giuliano, who is the senior associate dean at the USC Price School of Public Policy, will act the center’s senior researcher and project advisor.