Price School hosts fifth annual Bay Area Policy Forum

March 1, 2014

Students from the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs helped organize the school’s fifth annual Bay Area Policy Forum on Feb. 28 in San Francisco. The event, which featured opening remarks by professors Gary Painter and Juliet Musso, focused on economic development and international initiatives.

The keynote address was delivered by Egon Terplan, the regional planning director at SPUR, an organization that promotes sound planning and effective government in the San Francisco Bay Area through research, education and advocacy.

The economic development panel included Francie Genz, project manager at Collaborative Economics; Crezia Tano, senior project manager at San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development; and Hazel Wetherford, economic development analyst for the City of Dublin.

The international initiatives panel featured Carolyn Meyer, director of professional immersive learning and special programs in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management at the Monterey Institute of International Studies; Sheila Warren, general counsel of NGOsource and TechSoup Global; Andrew Hanauer, outreach director at Jubilee USA; and Desiree Matloob, director of trade and business development at the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast.

In addition, students had the opportunity to meet with bay area alumni and newly admitted students at a reception held afterward.