Archive for the ‘Diversity’ Category

USC Price panel examines blurred lines separating free speech, hate speech

Professor LaVonna Lewis led a timely panel discussion on the blurred lines between free speech and hate speech, as part of the USC Price School’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. The panel featured: Antonette Cordero, chief of the Division of Legal Affairs for the California Department of Justice; Camille Rich, a USC associate provost and Gould Law professor; and Maurice Hudson, an adjunct lecturer at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and former New York City Assistant Corporation Counsel.

USC’s Edwin Saucedo named a 2019 Schwarzman Scholar, will study in Beijing

USC Price School of Public Policy Master of Public Administration student Edwin Saucedo has been selected as a 2019 Schwarzman Scholar and will undertake a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Saucedo received his bachelor’s degree in public policy, planning and development in May from USC Price. A first-generation college student, he served as USC’s Undergraduate Student Government president from 2016-2017. Saucedo is among 142 students from 97 universities in 39 countries chosen for the third class of the Schwarzman Scholars, aims to educate and prepare exceptional men and women to confront the most difficult challenges of the coming century and develop an understanding of China necessary to lead in the future.

Diversity workshop aims to inspire future planning leaders, give every community a voice

USC Price Professor David Sloane opened the recent Diversity in Planning Workshop by telling attendees that this is an incredible moment in urban planning — with state and local governments, as well as grassroots efforts, taking more ownership over how their own communities are being built. The workshop was the latest in the Price School’s four-year, ongoing effort to increase diversity in Master of Planning degree programs. Sixteen people attended from colleges across the state and country.

Los Angeles Urban Funders: Philanthropic initiatives in the aftermath of the 1992 civil unrest

Shortly after the 1992 L.A. civil unrest, a funder collaborative emerged to improve socioeconomic conditions in three of the city’s most neglected neighborhoods. In all, more than 29 foundations participated in Los Angeles Urban Funders (LAUF), giving away more than $25 million over the course of a decade. LAUF modeled new and effective ways for foundations to work with each other and with low-income communities. The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy undertook an inquiry to document the initiative and lessons for philanthropic practice and the field of community development.

IPPAM master’s program celebrates 20 years of educating global professionals

For 20 years, the International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM) master’s program at USC Price has fostered international collaboration and intercultural understanding by attracting mid-career professionals from around the globe to USC to study together. Numerous graduates have gone on to work as government officials, nonprofit managers, policy specialists, and business and community leaders. In October, about 60 alumni from 10 countries returned to Los Angeles for three days of reunion events celebrating IPPAM’s 20th anniversary.

Myers study: Investing in children critical to nation’s economic, political future

Ensuring the health and well-being of children in the U.S. has never been more critical to the nation’s economic and political future, according to a new report by USC Price School of Public Policy Dowell Myers. This new analysis finds declining birth rates and the retirement of the sizable Baby Boom generation make the U.S. dependent on an increasingly smaller population of workers and consumers to drive the economy and generate tax revenue.