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Myers examines unfounded anxiety over demographic shifts in WaPo op-ed

The Washington Post published commentary by Professor Dowell Myers of the USC Price School and Morris Levy of the USC Dornsife College about white anxiety about possibly becoming a demographic minority. Myers and Levy argue this is a myth based on a limited definition of whiteness. “Stories about the impending demise of white America are rooted in outmoded notions of racial exclusivity. These stories of white decline obscure the ongoing changes to America’s color line, and they serve only to divide,” the authors wrote.

Former LA County Executive Officer, Price alum Lori Glasgow inspires future public servants

USC Price School of Public Policy alumna Lori Glasgow recently retired as the Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Price’s Geffner teaches ‘leadership as improvisation’ at USC Women’s Conference

What do actors and business leaders have in common? They both need to improvise, according to Carol J. Geffner, director of the Executive Master of Leadership (EML) program at the USC Price School of Public Policy. To teach this essential skill, Geffner led a “Leadership as Improvisation” workshop at the 2018 USC Women’s Conference.

A journey through the history, pride, food and future of East L.A.

Students from East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy (ELARA) at Esteban Torres High School took the USC Price School of Public Policy community on a journey through the history, pride, food and future of East L.A. on April 10. The third annual installment of “Greetings from East L.A.” – a collaboration between USC Price, ELARA and social enterprise nonprofit Public Matters – explored the active and multimodal transportation in East L.A.

Students with a passion for social justice find a home at USC’s Bohnett Residential College

The Price School of Public Policy’s master’s and certificate programs in social justice were highlighted in a USC News story about USC’s Bohnett Residential College, which is home to students who share a commitment for helping solve important social issues such as homelessness, gun violence and college access.

USC Price alum lands ‘dream project’ with purchase of DTLA’s Grand Central Market

USC Price alum Adam Daneshgar landed his ‘dream project’ with the purchase of downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market. Daneshgar MRED ’09 noted that the iconic L.A. location showcases the city’s cultural diversity, and that he “wanted to keep that value instilled in the market going forward.”

USC Price EML alum named to LA Board of Public Works, focuses on career pathways for youth

Aura Garcia wasn’t looking to make a career change, but when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called she couldn’t turn down the opportunity to represent her northeast San Fernando Valley community and her Guatemalan/Latino heritage. Garcia, a graduate from the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Executive Master of Leadership program, accepted an appointment by Mayor Garcetti in February to be one of a five-member, full-time executive team that comprises the Board of Public Works for the City of L.A.

Southers testifies to Congressional Black Caucus, criticizes FBI report on black identity extremism for lacking merit

Testifying before the Congressional Black Caucus Task Force on Foreign Affairs and National Security, USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Erroll Southers asserted that a recent FBI assessment on the threat posed by Black Identity Extremists lacks merit.