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USC Schwarzenegger Institute launches Fair Maps Incubator to encourage electoral successes against gerrymandering

By Matthew Kredell Stating that redistricting reform has reached the mainstream, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy convened the Terminate Gerrymandering Summit on Jan. 10 at the University of Southern California. The summit brought together campaigners, academics and redistricting commissioners to celebrate the victories of the 2018 midterm elections and encourage efforts to put the power of drawing district lines in the hands of the people […]

Mapping Cultural Inclusion in Los Angeles workshop brings city leaders, academics together to rethink historical preservation

By Matthew Kredell Heads of Los Angeles City departments and community groups joined faculty and students in brainstorming ways to rethink historical preservation amid gentrification and urban change in December as part of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Race, Arts & Placemaking (RAP) initiative. The Mapping Cultural Inclusion in Los Angeles workshop was convened by USC Price Associate Professor Annette Kim, who leads RAP, and her RAP collaborator, Karen Mack, executive director […]

USC Price School joins Public Affairs Diversity Alliance with goal to broaden representation among faculty

By Matthew Kredell The USC Price School of Public Policy has joined five other top public policy schools to launch the Public Affairs Diversity Alliance, a joint commitment to hire postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups and provide them the support and mentorship needed to successfully transition into faculty positions. “The overall importance of the Alliance is that we’re trying to get a more broadly represented faculty,” said USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott. “We have […]

USC Price initiative seeds collaborations around race, arts and placemaking

By Cristy Lytal How do communities of color claim urban space through design, media, the arts and cultural practice? USC’s Race, Arts and Placemaking (RAP) initiative will be exploring this topic for the next three years with a new infusion of funding from the USC Office of the Provost, the USC Price School of Public Policy and a generous donor. “I am excited and encouraged by this sign of support from the Provost and the […]

Myers’ research on aging population cited

<em>Los Angeles Times</em> noted research by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School on the growing population of older adults in America compared to the country’s fertility rate. https://www.latimes.com/os-ae-fertilty-rates-david-whitley-0111-story.html

Thom’s research cited regarding negative economic impact of film subsidies

<em>Tallahassee Democrat</em> cited research by Michael Thom of the USC Price School about the lack of long-term economic benefits for states that provide film subsidies. https://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2019/01/11/sweetheart-deals-big-companies-arent-what-florida-needs-opinion/2531737002/

Bebitch Jeffe considers Governor Newsom’s ability to deliver on promises post-honeymoon period

<em>The New York Times</em> (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the honeymoon period for new California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

USC Price public policy junior Alec Vandenberg focuses on solutions for the homeless

By Cristy Lytal USC junior Alec Vandenberg is doing his part to end homelessness—whether on Skid Row or in USC’s Leavey Library. “We have human rights violations in our backyard,” said Vandenberg. “And I think it’s just really fundamental: to have a just society, the least that we can do is to guarantee everyone access to a home and that basic decency.”Vandenberg first developed an interest in public policy while researching current issues as a […]

Cohen discusses viability of Biden candidacy

Sinclair Broadcasting Group quoted Michael Cohen of the USC Price School about the viability of Joe Biden’s possible candidacy in the 2020 presidential election.

USC Price proudly celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2019! (watch video)