Fostering public safety through sound analysis and inclusive public outreach

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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.

Security Impact

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

Security-related Academic Programs and Specializations

Academic Programs and Specializations

Featured Research Centers

Security News

Stories featuring USC Price research and expertise

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“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

Explore USC Price faculty and their cross-disciplinary scholarship

Ali E. AbbasProfessor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Public PolicyDecision analysis, risk analysis, multi-attribute utility theory, information theory, Bayesian analysis, and data-based decision making
James Moore III headshotJames Elliott Moore, IIProfessorEconomic impact analysis, engineering economics, transportation engineering, urban transportation, infrastructure performance
Adam Rose new headshotAdam RoseResearch Professor
Senior Research Fellow, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Threats and Emergencies (CREATE)
Energy and environmental economics, public policy, natural hazards and terrorism, regional science, applied general equilibrium modeling
Erroll Southers HeadshotErroll G. SouthersProfessor of the Practice in National and Homeland Security
Director, Safe Communities Institute
Counterterrorism, homegrown violent extremism, school violence prevention
Detlof von WinterfeldtProfessor of Public Policy
Executive Director, USC Center for Sustainability Solutions
Decision analysis, risk analysis, environmental policy, behavioral decision research, homeland security
Dan Wei headshotDan WeiResearch Associate ProfessorEnergy and Climate Policy, Energy and Environmental Economics, Economics of Natural and Man-made Disasters