USC Price School of Public Policy


From equity to work-life balance, women real estate leaders open up about overcoming challenges

October 3, 2017

It’s no secret that the real estate business, presently, is a male-dominated environment. However, the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Women in Real Estate Luncheon featured a panel of leaders who are breaking that trend. With nearly 100 women pursuing real estate degrees and a strong network of female alumni and professionals, USC Price convened a candid discussion about everything from equal pay to work-life balance.

CED awarded federal grant to bolster aerospace, defense economy in LA

October 3, 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded an $875,000 grant to the USC Center for Economic Development (CED) at the Price School of Public Policy. The funding will allow CED to assist economically distressed areas in Southern California and develop strategies to promote the growth and sustainability of aviation and advanced manufacturing in aerospace and defense.

Afghan, Turkish officials meet with SCI to examine homegrown extremism

October 3, 2017

The Safe Communities Institute at USC Price has hosted representatives from more than 50 countries over the past two years to engage in dialogue around countering violent extremism with Professor Erroll Southers, as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Program. However, SCI’s most recent meetings were very unique. Turkey and Afghanistan experience a level of violent extremism that even Southers, a former FBI special agent, had difficulty imagining having to address.

Students map out ways to make L.A. a friendly place for the elderly

September 30, 2017

Which bus stops have benches? What is my emergency evacuation plan? Where are free flu shots offered? Students in the new class “Age-Friendly L.A.,” a Wicked Problems Practicum sponsored by USC Provost Michael Quick, aim to provide answers to these questions and others in the hopes of making Los Angeles a better place to grow old. Using interactive maps, they’re developing a website and mobile app to tell layered stories about aging in Los Angeles that can serve as a resource for community leaders and residents. The course includes students and faculty from the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Dean’s Message: Helping After Disaster

September 26, 2017

Click here for disaster relief efforts and resources » “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” — Isabel Allende Dear Price Community: With so many global challenges facing the world on a multitude of fronts, it is easy to become overwhelmed and lose […]

Jeffe discusses Pelosi, Affordable Care Act, Sanders

September 25, 2017

KP-CC’s “Take Two” interviewed Professor Sherry Bebitch Jeffe about Representative Nancy Pelosi, the impact of an Affordable Care Act repeal on California and whether the state’s voters support Senator Bernie Sanders.

Southers comments on London subway attack

September 25, 2017

Los Angeles Times Erroll Southers, Director of the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School, quoted on the recent London subway terrorist attack.

Schweitzer, Southers discuss hate speech, policy implications after Charlottesville

September 21, 2017

After the events in Charlottesville, people have reason to discuss what constitutes hate speech and its impact on the public, Associate Professor Lisa Schweitzer told an audience of students, faculty and staff at a Sept. 12 Policy Forum hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy. Schweitzer was joined by Dean Jack H. Knott and Professor Erroll Southers, director of the Safe Communities Institute, in a discussion of the policy implications and responses to racism and extremism after the violence triggered by a white-nationalist rally in the Virginia city last month.

Rose comments on federal post-disaster assistance in the wake of recent hurricanes

September 21, 2017

Hakai Coastal Sciences and Societies Magazine quoted Research Professor Adam Rose of the USC Price School on a proposed change in federal post-disaster assistance. His comments relate to a study, Analysis of a Deductible/Credit Formula for FEMA Post-Disaster Public Assistance, for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The study was co-authored with Jonathan Eyer, Dan Wei and Detlof von Winterfeldt of the Price School and CREATE, Raphael Bostic of Price, and Philip Ganderton of the University of New Mexico.

Alumni Q&A: Liana Elliott, MPL/MPP ’14

September 20, 2017

Liana Elliott currently serves as the Chief of Staff to the New Orleans City Council president Jason Williams. In addition, she and her husband, MarkAlain Déry, founded a new community radio station – WHIV-FM – which features programming dedicated to human rights and social justice. Elliott has spent more than a decade working in community development, nonprofits and social justice causes in New Orleans. She graduated with dual master’s degrees in public policy and urban […]

Suro discusses importance of Latino vote

September 18, 2017

The Economist’s “Roll Call” quoted Professor Roberto Suro about the importance of Latino voters in national, state and local politics.