USC Price School of Public Policy


USC Price, Annenberg conversation explores how to bridge ‘America Divided’

April 3, 2017

Following screenings of the five-episode EPIX docuseries America Divided, the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted a discussion to promote dialogue and further understanding around the critical issues affecting the U.S. The March 22 panel featured Price Dean Jack H. Knott, Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson III, America Divided executive producer Norman Lear, EPIX CEO Mark S. Greenberg, show creator Solly Granatstein, show producer Leah Natasha Thomas and USC Schwarzenegger Institute Global Director Bonnie Reiss, who moderated the conversation.

From foster advocate to adjunct faculty, alum shares commitment to helping groups in need

March 30, 2017

La Mikia Castillo MPP, MPL ’12 describes herself as being “passionate about impacting and addressing issues that have an effect on low-income communities and communities of color.” It’s a passion rooted in her faith that she brings each day to the National Foster Youth Institute, where Castillo leads community organizing initiatives aimed at transforming the child welfare system. Her contributions, however, aren’t limited to just the professional arena. She’s also extended her impact into the classroom, working with students as a new adjunct faculty member at USC Price.

USC Price, Dramatic Arts announce ‘Policy at the Playhouse’ partnership

March 24, 2017

The USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of Dramatic Arts have announced a partnership called Policy at the Playhouse, which began as an initiative at the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance with the idea that conversations about governance happen in many different forms and must be voiced by many different communities.

Webcast: ‘America Divided’ panel featuring Norman Lear and EPIX CEO Mark S. Greenberg

March 22, 2017

DATE: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 The USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism partnered to host the America Divided series, culminating with a March 22 capstone panel discussion featuring: Solly Granatstein, Creator and Executive Producer, America Divided Mark S. Greenberg, Executive Producer, America Divided, President and CEO of EPIX, Chair of the USC Annenberg Board of Councilors Jack H. Knott, Dean, USC Sol Price School of Public […]

USC Price in Sacramento welcomes first visiting professor of energy policy from Mexico

March 16, 2017

The USC Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento welcomes Dr. Juan Rosellón as its first visiting professor of energy policy from Mexico. USC Price worked closely with the then-Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Ambassador Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez and COMEXUS, the US-Mexico Commission which administers the Fulbright-García Robles scholarship, to create this scholar in residence program to promote research on collaborative energy policy between California and Mexico. Dr. Rosellón’s work will be featured in […]

Price forum examines president’s executive role, capacity in shaping policy

March 16, 2017

USC Price School of Public Policy Dean Jack H. Knott led a recent forum, featuring public administration scholars Kathleen Doherty and William Resh, that addressed the role and ways the U.S. President can shape national policy. The event was part of the Price School’s ongoing post-election conversation series, which explore the policy implications of the new administration and Congress.

MRED alum develops successful recipe for community-oriented business

March 16, 2017

Entrepreneurial alumnus Aaron Tofani, who graduated from the Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development program at USC Price in 2011, bakes a successful recipe for a community-oriented business at Rance’s Pizza, which is set to open this fall at the new USC Village.

Petraeus addresses security, foreign relations amid new administration

March 16, 2017

Retired General David Petraeus and USC Price School of Public Policy Dean Jack H. Knott engaged in a timely discussion on national security on March 6, as part of the school’s post-election forum series. In an hour-and-a-half conversation in front of USC students, Petraeus spoke about the new administration, its effects on defense policy, and the impact of the President Trump’s early decisions on international relations.

Dean’s Message: Raphael Bostic named president of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

March 16, 2017

Dear Price Community: I am proud to congratulate Professor Raphael Bostic, on his selection as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. While this is a loss to our school, it is a significant gain for the Federal Reserve, given Raphael’s combination of policy experience, government service, and his distinguished academic record. Raphael currently serves as the chair of the Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process. He joined the Price School as […]

Far-right extremism scholar Pete Simi explores ‘Hidden Spaces of Hate’

March 15, 2017

The USC Safe Communities Institute and the USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) hosted author Pete Simi on March 7 to discuss his fieldwork studying far-right extremism in the U.S. and how these groups have been galvanized by the recent Presidential election. Simi, who is an associate professor at Chapman University, coauthored the book American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement’s Hidden Spaces of Hate.

Resh wins ASPA Public Administration Research Section’s Book of the Year award

March 10, 2017

USC Price School of Public Policy Assistant Professor William Resh has been named co-winner of the 2015 Book of the Year award by the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) Section of Public Administration Research for his publication, Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations in the George W. Bush Administration.

What’s next for the Affordable Care Act? USC Price experts weigh in

February 27, 2017

In January, Congress took the first step toward repeal of the health insurance law, the Affordable Care Act, and now lawmakers are crafting alternatives to replace the ACA. USC experts from medicine to health care policy – including faculty from the Price School of Public Policy – weigh in.