USC Price School of Public Policy


Professor Geraldine Knatz, left, receives the Bruckman 
Award  from the L.A. Public Library with coauthor 
Naomi Hirahara, right.

Terminal Island’s lost communities find recognition in book by USC’s Knatz

October 26, 2016

When USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Geraldine Knatz and coauthor Naomi Hirahara started writing the historical book Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor, they had no sense of the significance of the project. Now, the book has received two prestigious accolades: the Bruckman Award for Excellence in a Book about Los Angeles from the Los Angeles Public Library; and the Award of Merit for Scholar/Authorship from the Conference of California Historical Societies.

Professor Lisa Schweitzer

Schweitzer wins ACSP award for helping advance women in planning field

October 17, 2016

In honor of her outstanding efforts to advance women in the field of planning, USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Lisa Schweitzer has been unanimously selected as the recipient of the 2016 Margarita McCoy Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and its Faculty Women’s Interest Group. The award recognizes contributions toward the advancement of women in planning at institutions of higher education through service, teaching, and/or research.

SCI experts explore violent extremism efforts with Philippine educators

October 17, 2016

The Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted educators from the Philippines looking to explore initiatives and best practices for community leaders as a means of countering radicalization and violent extremism. The Oct. 5 meeting was another in a series of SCI engagements with foreign delegations as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Souther explains information dispatched to officers in 911 calls

October 11, 2016

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Erroll Southers, director of homegrown violent extremism studies at USC Price’s Safe Communities Institute, about what information 911 dispatchers try to obtain before sending officers into a possibly violent and dangerous situation.

Dr. Elizabeth Graddy (Photo by Deirdre Flanagan)

Elizabeth Graddy elected to National Academy of Public Administration

October 11, 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.

Irene Hirano Inouye, President, 
U.S.-Japan Council (Photo/Courtesy 
of Irene Hirano Inouye)

CPPP launches Irene Hirano Inouye Philanthropic Leadership Fund

October 7, 2016

Bold philanthropic leadership is critical to addressing community problems. Yet, foundations can only chart such a course if there is effective governance between foundation boards and their executives. To this end, the USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy has launched a fund to support research and programs to explore foundation leadership as it solves society’s most pressing problems, in honor of Irene Hirano Inouye.

Southers discusses criminal targeting police officers

October 6, 2016

Fox News’ “Corrupt Crimes” quoted Erroll Southers, director of homegrown violent extremism studies at USC Price’s Safe Communities Institute, about a criminal who targeted police officers.

‘Has millennials’ surge ended in LA and what happens next?’ Myers asks

October 6, 2016

A surge of millennials in Los Angeles County over the past decade revitalized neglected areas and invigorated the urban economy, while also flooding the rental housing market and pushing out working-class Angelenos. Professor Dowell Myers explained what’s next for millennials – many of whom now in their 30s – and what it means for their changing demands on the housing market, during a recent Urban Growth Seminar at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Jeffe looks at California Senate debate

October 5, 2016

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Professor Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the debate between the two candidates for the open California Senate seat.