2012 USC Price Events at Trojan Family Weekend

Friday, October 19, 2012

Dear USC Price parents:

This year, USC Price will host four events as part of Trojan Family Weekend on Friday, October 19th. If you haven’t done so already, please RSVP to attend! Here is the line up of confirmed events and speakers:

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL), Rooms 215 & 219

Afternoon reception with faculty and staff from the USC Price School of Public Policy

Please join USC Price for a welcome reception. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet faculty, staff, fellow parents and other members from the USC Price family! Students are welcome.

RSVP required. Please RSVP when you register for Trojan Family Weekend.

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Location: Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL), Room 101

“Review on Economic Development in Relation to Art and Cultural Industries”
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett,
Associate Professor

Dr. Elizabeth Currid-Halkett is associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy. Her research is in the area of economic development with a focus on the arts and culture industries. Recently, her work has involved the analysis of over 600,000 Getty Images media photographs to study the clustering of cultural and entertainment events and the study of the location of New York City art galleries using archival Yellow Pages. She is the author of The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art and Music Drive New York City (Princeton University Press 2007) and Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity (Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). Dr. Currid-Halkett’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon, the Economist, the New Yorker, and the Times Literary Supplement, among others. She has contributed to a variety of academic and mainstream publications including the Journal of Economic Geography, Annals of the Association of American Geography, Economic Development Quarterly, the Journal of the American Planning Association, the New York Times, Harvard Business Review and the Times of London.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Location: Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL), Room 101

“A Review on Policy Through Effective Governance and Implementation”
Raphael Bostic,
Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise

Please join Dr. Raphael Bostic for a review on politics at the nation’s capital, as he discusses the opportunities and critical challenges of implementing policies. Dr. Bostic recently returned to USC after serving for three years in the Obama Administration as the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In that Senate-confirmed position, Dr. Bostic was a principal advisor to the Secretary on policy and research, with the goal of helping the Secretary and other principal staff make informed decisions on HUD policies and programs, as well as budget and legislative proposals. At HUD, he led an interdisciplinary team of 150 which had expertise in all policy areas of importance to the department. During his tenure and with his leadership, Policy Development & Research at HUD funded more than $150M in new research, became an important advisory voice on departmental budget and priorities and reestablished its position as a thought leader on key policies. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Dr. Bostic was Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program at Price, and also served as Interim Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. In addition, he was also the founding director of the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast at the Lusk Center. As a leading scholar, Dr. Bostic arrived at USC in 2001 and his work spans many fields including home ownership, housing finance, neighborhood change, and the role of institutions in shaping policy effectiveness.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL), Room 101

“A Review on the Affordable Care Act Ruling”
Michael B. Nichol,
Director of Graduate Programs in Health, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Please join Dr. Mike Nichol for “A Review on the Affordable Care Act Ruling,” as he will discuss a few ways in which this landmark case will affect the management of health organizations in California. Dr. Nichol earned his Ph.D. degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and his M.S. from the University of Oregon. He served as associate director and executive director of a regional health planning organization prior to completing his doctorate. He serves on several journal editorial boards, and on the boards of several health care policy and research organizations. Currently, he is a professor of pharmaceutical economics and policy (USC School of Pharmacy), with joint appointments in the Andrus School of Gerontology and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. He directs the Price School’s Graduate Programs in Health Policy and Management, which include the Master in Health Administration and Executive Master in Health Administration.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please register and plan to attend the Price School’s events as part of Trojan Family Weekend! We hope to see you there!

For additional information, please visit the Trojan Family Weekend website or
contact Glenda Silva at glendasi@usc.edu or (213) 821-8182.