Price Talks: Policy in a Pandemic

A Virtual Series

Coronavirus

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy presents Price Talks: Policy in a Pandemic, a virtual series examining policy challenges around the COVID-19 pandemic. USC Price faculty share their expert perspective on the critical policy issues that are important to us all in 30-minute lunchtime Zoom presentations open to the entire Price community.  Topics will include examining the impact of the crisis on the economy, the homeless crisis, voter turn-out in this year’s election, local government services and our public health infrastructure. 

These are unprecedented times, and the USC Price School is committed to providing relevant information on critical subjects that matter to us. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

California’s 2020 Primary Election: Turnout Analysis

Featuring:

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Mindy Romero,
Research Assistant Professor,
Director of the California Civic Engagement Project


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Productivity During COVID-19: Issues for Working Families

Introductions by:

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Jack H. Knott,
Dean, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Dean Mosqueda of USC Keck

Laura Mosqueda,
Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Featuring:

Brent Blair

Brent Blair, PhD, Professor of Theatre Practice in Voice and Movement, Head of Theatre and Social Change, USC School of Dramatic Arts

Erika Chesley

Erika H. Chesley, President of USC Staff Assembly, Associate Director of Engagement and Communications, USC Auxiliary Services

Grace Kung

Grace Kung, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine

Kathleen Nelson

Kathleen Nelson, MD, Associate Dean for Leadership and Wellness, Keck School of Medicine

Cindy Ryan

Cindy Ryan, PhD, MFT, Employee Assistance Professional, Center for Work and Family Life

Moderated by:

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Christine Beckman,
Price Family Chair in Social Innovation and Professor of Public Policy,
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Closing remarks by:

Felicia A. Washington,
Senior Vice President of Human Resources,
University of Southern California

*Hosted by the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Keck School of Medicine’s Center for Gender Equity in Medicine & Science and USC Women in Management.

To see the full video contact, Harlisha Hamm at
[email protected].


Thursday, June 18, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

Impact on the Working Family during Covid-19 

Featuring:

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Christine Beckman,
The Price Family Chair in Social Innovation and Professor of Public Policy 


Wednesday, June 10, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

Building an Inclusive Post COVID-19 Economy for Unemployed Black Youth

Featuring:

Gary Painter

Gary Painter,
Professor, Chair of the Department of Public Policy, Director of the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and Director of the Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Jeffrey Wallace

Jeffery Wallace,
President and CEO of LeadersUp

Hosted by USC Price and the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation


Thursday, June 4, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

Re-opening California post COVID-19

Featuring: 

Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, 50th Lieutenant Governor of California

Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath,
City of West Hollywood and President of California Contract Cities Association

Professor Frank Zerunyan

Frank V. Zerunyan,
Professor of the Practice of Governance,
Director of Executive Education and Director of the ROTC Programs


Thursday, May 28, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

A Closer Look at DACA Policy Post COVID-19

Featuring:

Jennifer Macias,
Staff Attorney, USC Gould
Immigration Clinic

Nena Sosa,
MPA Student ’21

Professor Frank Zerunyan

Frank V. Zerunyan, Professor of the Practice of Governance, Director of Executive Education and Director of the ROTC Programs


Rep. Adam Schiff on Leadership and Policy

Please submit questions in advance to [email protected]

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

Leadership and Policy

Featuring:

Congressman Adam Schiff,
U.S. Representative,
California’s 28th Congressional District

Carol Geffner

Carol Geffner, Professor of the Practice of Governance, Management and Policy and director of the Executive Master of Leadership program, USC Price

Hosted by the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Executive Master of Leadership program


Extended Price Talks with Local Leaders

Thursday, May 21, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

How do local governments deal with post pandemic fiscal realities?

Featuring:

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David S. Kupetz,
Partner at Sulmeyer Kupetz, LLP

Professor Frank Zerunyan

Frank V. Zerunyan,
Professor of the Practice of Governance,
Director of Executive Education and Director of the ROTC Programs


Extended Price Talks with Local Leaders

Thursday, May 14, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

LA County COVID-19 Testing Data and Findings for Local Governments

Featuring:

Neeraj Sood

Neeraj Sood,
Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Vice Dean for Research

Professor Frank Zerunyan

Frank V. Zerunyan,
Professor of the Practice of Governance, Director of Executive Education and Director of the ROTC Programs


Extended Price Talks

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

Impacts on the U.S. Macroeconomy of Mandatory Business Closures

Featuring:

Adam Rose

Adam Rose,
Research professor and director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)

Terrie L. Walmsley,
Managing Director and Chief Economist of ImpactECON LLC

Dan Wei,
Research Associate Professor


LaVonna Lewis

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Uncovering Health Disparities During a Pandemic
LaVonna Lewis, Teaching Professor of Public Policy and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Extended Price Talks

Monday, May 11, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

A new research report from USC’s California Civic Engagement Project examining the effects of voter registration in the United States will be released with a panel discussion to immediately follow.

The Impact of Automatic Voter Registration on the U.S. Electorate

Featuring:

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Mindy Romero,
Research Assistant Professor and Director of the California Civic Engagement Project

Sarah Brannon,
Managing Attorney for the Voting Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union

Dr. Eric McGhee,
Public Policy Institute of California

Steve Trout,
Director of Elections, Oregon

Daisy Vasquez,
PhD student in the Department of Political Science at UCLA and a Senior Policy Fellow at the Latino Politics and Policy Initiative


William Resh

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Effects of Mixed Messaging During the COVID-19 Crisis
William Resh, Associate Professor


Richard Green

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

Impact of the pandemic on the economy – Part II
Richard Green, Director and Chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and Chair of the Department of Real Estate Development


Price Talks with the USC Keck School of Medicine

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
1:00-1:30 p.m.

The Response to COVID-19
Laura Mosqueda, Dean of the USC Keck School of Medicine


Professor Frank Zerunyan

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

How do local governments deal with the pandemic in their communities?
Frank Zerunyan, Professor of the Practice of Governance, Director of Executive Education and Director of the ROTC Programs.


Price Talks/Lusk Perspectives

Monday, April 27, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Understanding the CARES Act

Featuring:

Claudia Sahm

Claudia Sahm,
Director of macroeconomics policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Richard Green

Richard Green,
Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate


Erroll Southers

Thursday, April 23, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Virus of Hate
Erroll Southers, Professor of the Practice in National and Homeland Security, Director of Safe Communities Institute and Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies.


Special Extended Price Talk

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Fight for Democracy Continues During a Pandemic

Featuring:

Alex Padilla

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State

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Mindy Romero
Founder and director of the California Civic Engagement Project

Christian Grose

Christian Grose
Academic director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy

Karen Flynn
President of Common Cause 

Links references in this talk are listed in the video description on YouTube.

Price Talks: How We Continue to Fight for Democracy During a Pandemic


Gary Painter

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

How will the pandemic affect our homeless?
Gary Painter, Chair of the Department of Public Policy, Director of the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and Director of the Homelessness Policy Research Institute.


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Thursday, April 16, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Stigma towards Asian Americans in the time of a pandemic
Lois Takahashi, Houston I. Flournoy Professor of State Government and Director of the USC Price School in Sacramento.

Price Talks: Lois Takahashi Discusses Stigma Towards Asian Americans During COVID-19

Links that Dr. Takahashi references in this talk are listed in the video description on YouTube.


Richard Green

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Impact of the pandemic on the economy
Richard Green, Director and Chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and Chair of the Department of Real Estate Development


Sood Neeraj

Thursday, April 2, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

It’s dangerous to test only the sick
Neeraj Sood, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Vice Dean for Research

Price Talks: Neeraj Sood Discusses New Research Study to Improve COVID-19 Testing

Dr. Sood is partnering with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to offer COVID-19 testing to Los Angeles residents in order to uncover how many people have the disease and determine an accurate mortality rate. Join us in helping those most affected by COVID-19 by donating to his study here.

More From Dr. Neeraj Sood:

It’s Dangerous to Test Only the Sick

Economics Panel Featuring Neeraj Sood Explores Impact of COVID-19


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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Will the pandemic change the 2020 election?
Mindy Romero, Research Assistant Professor and Director of the California Civic Engagement Project

Contact

Harlisha Hamm
Director of Programs and Events
[email protected]