USC Price School of Public Policy


Myers compares U.S. demographic changes to CA

June 22, 2018

Courthouse News Service quoted Dowell Myers of the USC Price School about the changing demographics of the United States compared to the demographic changes that have occurred in California over the past 30 years.

Lewis named 2018 USC community achievement honoree for promoting cultural competency inside classroom and beyond

June 19, 2018

As the school year came to a close, representatives from three university student organizations showed up at a class taught by USC Price School of Public Policy Professor LaVonna Lewis and announced she had been chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Student Government Community Achievement Award — in recognition of faculty who have gone above and beyond for their students.

Southers speaks at Malta forum on criminal justice approaches to reducing extremism

June 19, 2018

Professor Erroll Southers, director of the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy, brought his expertise in homegrown violent extremism to Malta in April for a workshop offered by the Global Counterterrorism Forum, a collection of 29 countries and the European Union aiming to reduce people’s vulnerability to terrorism worldwide.

USC Price students think globally in the Policy Analysis Practicum

June 19, 2018

Thanks to the year-long Policy Analysis Practicum, Master of Public Policy students from the USC Price School added a new line to their résumés: consultants for high-level domestic and international clients, including government agencies, municipalities, nonprofits, foundations, and more.

Price nonprofit grad dedicated to promoting diversity in STEM fields

June 19, 2018

The start of Nannearl LeKesia Brown’s path to becoming a master’s in nonprofit student at the USC Price School was a bit unique — especially because she wasn’t looking to earn another master’s degree. Brown had just completed a Master of Engineering in the East Coast, but in doing so, was struck by how underrepresented people of color and women are in the technical fields. After much introspection, Brown came to believe that her life’s purpose was to empower women and black and brown people in STEM and business.

In Memoriam: Stan Ross, Chair Emeritus, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate

June 19, 2018

This is the essence of Stan — he made everyone he touched better, both professionally and personally. Dear USC Price School and Lusk Center Family, I would like to share again some thoughts I had about Stan Ross when he moved to Chair Emeritus status last year. I think they are appropriate as we memorialize his wonderful life: Stan Ross has made my life better. I am sure there are thousands of people who would […]

Van Nuys discusses pharmaceutical “gag clauses”

June 18, 2018

Medscape quoted Karen Van Nuys of the Schaeffer Center at USC Price on the “gag clauses” that prohibit pharmacists from discussing lower-cost alternatives or disclosing rebates and net pricing.

National scholars convene to examine methods, trends in subnational policymaking research

June 18, 2018

“The study of state and local politics has taken off over the last decade. Data, methods and research interests have evolved. There are a variety of important questions that can’t be examined well at the federal level, because of severe case limitations.  But scholars can get leverage on these questions thanks to the sizable and interesting variation that exists at the state and local levels,” said USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Jeffery Jenkins, […]

Moore discusses the gas tax, future of infrastructure

June 16, 2018

Los Angeles Daily News published an op-ed by James Moore II of the USC Viterbi School about the electoral challenge to California’s gas tax and the future of transportation in the Golden State. Moore argued that soon, gas taxes will not be enough to maintain and build new roads in California.  “Automobiles almost completely displaced horses from city streets in only 10 years.  The autonomous vehicle fleet will be deployed even more quickly. The need for a policy change is urgent,” he wrote.

Jeffe analyzes the results of the CA primaries

June 15, 2018

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the California primaries. Bebitch Jeffe also wrote about the political legacy of Robert F. Kennedy in a third editorial.

China Daily reports research deal between USC Price, Wanda

June 14, 2018

China Daily reported that Danzhai Wanda Village, one of Wanda’s target poverty alleviation programs located in Danzhai county in Guizhou, signed an MOU on June 2 with the USC Price School of Public Policy. Together, their goal is to explore the potential for a broader partnership, including using the Wanda Village as a host location for a USC Sol Price School International Lab to conduct research into poverty alleviation, according the article.