Global Engagement

Fostering collaborative opportunities for international research and education

Since the 1950s, the USC Price School has fostered opportunities to engage with international entities. Today, our school has formal relationship with institutions across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the World Bank. Our faculty’s impactful research has contributed to expanding health insurance coverage in India, underground housing in Beijing, elderly income security in Mexico and urban planning inequality in Latin America, and public-sector leadership in South Africa.

Global Impact

How USC Price is informing policy decisions and making an impact in the community

“It is no longer a luxury to have an international fabric to our school. It’s essential for the kind of research we do and we educate students.”

Global Engagement News

Stories featuring USC Price research and expertise

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USC Price faculty and students share their expertise in policy areas that are shaping the world.

“I have a mission and motivation to want to serve my community, serve the world and change the world.”

Price alum Mark Wolf
A past participant in the Price China Lab

International-focused Academic Programs and Specializations

Shaping the World at USC Price


In this era of globalization, today’s and tomorrow’s leaders must be adept at addressing issues that arise both locally and globally. Among the unique opportunities for faculty and students, the Price Schools offers more than 60 years of innovative international partnerships and projects; relationships with government, business, and community leaders worldwide; and cross-disciplinary initiatives to research and solve current, critical issues in international settings.

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Global Engagement Faculty

Explore USC Price faculty and their cross-disciplinary scholarship

Emma AguilaAssistant ProfessorEconomics of aging, health economics, and applied econometrics
Tridib BanerjeeProfessor
James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning
Urban design, comparative urbanism, urban sprawl, developing world urbanization, planning theory
Jorge De la RocaAssistant ProfessorUrban economics, labor economics, economic geography, urban migration
Eric HeikkilaProfessor
Director, Office of Global Engagement
Urban development, economic development, East Asian cities, urban economics, urban information systems
Annette M. KimAssociate Professor
Director, Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB)
Housing and land use; international development planning; East Asian urbanization; race, arts, and placemaking; critical mapping and urban analytics
Glenn MelnickProfessor
Blue Cross of California Chair in Health Care Finance
Health economics, health finance, health care systems, managed care
Jane PisanoProfessorInternational relations, public administration, civic engagement
Christian L. RedfearnAssociate Professor
Borstein Family Endowed Professor of Real Estate
Public policy, urban economics, housing markets, real estate finance
Roberto SuroProfessor
Director, Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
Associate Director, USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
Immigration, Hispanic immigration, immigration policy
Shui Yan TangProfessor
Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration
Chair, Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process
Environmental policy, organizational commitment, institutional analysis, microcredit, common-pool resources
Frank V. ZerunyanProfessor of the Practice of Governance
Director, Executive Education
Local Governments, Administrative Law, Public Private Partnerships, Leadership, Negotiation, and Executive Education

Cartographers for a new age.

USC Price’s Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB) innovates ways to create data and stories, particularly of marginalized populations and places. Synergizing with the arts and humanities, SLAB’s experiments seek to advance the visualization of the social sciences for public service through research, public engagement, and teaching.


Students can take classes in Price’s Spatial Analysis Teaching Laboratory where they are encouraged to innovate in producing knowledge with new data, cultural media, and public engagement.

Visit the Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB)