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Fostering public safety through sound analysis and inclusive public outreach

The Price School, in partnership with the Viterbi School on Engineering, is home to USC CREATE, the nation’s first homeland security center. In addition, USC Price experts from its Safe Communities Institute have met with officials from more than 50 countries to engage in dialogue on countering violent extremism.

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Erroll Southers

“If we are to enhance social morality, responsibility and community integrity with the intended outcome of facilitating community-based efforts to identify and explore solutions to violent extremism, it begins with acknowledging and removing policies cultivating animosity and stoking alienation.”

Erroll G. Southers
Director, Safe Communities Institute; Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies

Security Faculty

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Adam RoseAdam RoseProfessor (Research)Energy and environmental economics, public policy, natural hazards and terrorism, regional science, applied general equilibrium modeling
Erroll SouthersErroll G. SouthersProfessor of the Practice in National and Homeland Security
Associate Senior Vice President, Safety and Risk Assurance
Counterterrorism, homegrown violent extremism, school violence prevention
Detlof von WinterfeldtProfessor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Policy, Planning, and Development
J.A. Tiberti Chair in Ethics and Decision Making; Executive Director, USC Center for Sustainability Solutions
Decision analysis, risk analysis, environmental policy, behavioral decision research, homeland security