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Myers highlights severity of LA’s housing shortage

July 20, 2016

LA Weekly cited research by Dowell Myers, Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies for the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy, on the rate at which new housing units are available in Los Angeles compared to how the city’s population increases each year.

Southers focuses on persistent threat of extremism

July 20, 2016

Jewish Journal quoted Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies for the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy, on how countries and communities can reduce terror risk, but cannot eliminate the threat.

Denhardt earns academic excellence awards in public administration from ASPA

July 20, 2016

In recognition of his outstanding scholarly contributions, USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Robert Denhardt has received academic excellence awards from the American Society for Public Administration’s Los Angeles and Sacramento chapters this summer. Denhardt was honored with the Chester Newland Award from the Sacramento chapter in early June, and then the Harry Scoville Award from the Los Angeles chapter in July.

Bedrosian Center launches initiative to boost natural disaster preparedness

July 19, 2016

When it comes to a major natural disaster hitting Southern California, experts agree that it isn’t a matter of if, but when. In response to these looming threats, the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance at the Price School of Public Policy is committed to showing that the recovery for a future disaster must begin today. Partnering with prominent civic leaders, the Bedrosian Center hosted the launch of the SoCal Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Initiative.

Southers writes about extremism, violence against police

July 18, 2016

The Hill ran commentary by Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies for the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy, on how extremism, in any form, leads to violence.

Southers explores link between marginalization, extremism

July 15, 2016

The Hill ran commentary by Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies for the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy, on why France has been the target of terrorist recruitment and multiple attacks.

Southers examines attack on Nice, France’s similarities to U.S.

July 15, 2016

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” quoted Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies for the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy, about terror factors in the United States and how to prevent future attacks from happening.

Domenika Lynch

Price alum named president of Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in D.C.

July 14, 2016

On July 1, USC Price School of Public Policy alumna Domenika Lynch began a significant new chapter in her professional career — assuming the role of president and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in Washington, D.C. Lynch, who earned her bachelor’s degree from the Price School, previously served as the executive director of USC’s Latino Alumni Association (LAA).

Southers’s op-ed in The Hill discusses challenges of policing in America’s democracy

July 13, 2016

The Hill ran an op-ed by Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies for the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy, about the difficulties law enforcement faces when policing public demonstrations. “If we can build relationships and help communities understand the considerations that go into policing a protest, we can achieve the peace and safety all of us — police and citizens — desire,” he wrote.

Southers’ USA Today op-ed addresses extremist views on race, religion in America

July 11, 2016

USA Today ran commentary by Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies for the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy, following the deaths of two black men at the hands of law enforcement and a rogue shooter who killed five police officers in Dallas. “We have yet to engage in a genuine national discussion about the violent ideologies rooted in extreme views of race and religion,” Southers said. “The time for avoidance and empty talk has passed.”

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Price planning students win APA merit award for college prep program

July 6, 2016

In recognition of their community engagement efforts through the Planning for College workshop, the Associated Students of Planning and Development (ASPD) at the USC Price School of Public Policy received the Public Outreach Award of Merit from the American Planning Association’s Los Angeles chapter on June 16. Planning for College gave local high school students the opportunity to visit USC and learn more about urban planning careers and the college application process.