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USC Price professors lead UN sustainability workshops in Armenia

Frank Zerunyan and Dan Mazmanian enhance knowledge about new trends and emerging issues in governance

October 28, 2014
by Matthew Kredell

Dan Mazmanian, left, and Frank Zerunyan at the national repository of ancient manuscripts (Photo/courtesy of Frank Zerunyan)

Dan Mazmanian, left, and Frank Zerunyan at the national repository of ancient manuscripts (Photo/courtesy of Frank Zerunyan)

USC Price School of Public Policy professors Frank Zerunyan and Dan Mazmanian traveled to Armenia to participate in a United Nations workshop titled “Developing Government and Governance Capacities for Sustainable Development.”

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the UN Development Programme, in cooperation with the American University of Armenia and USC Price, came together in an effort to develop the capacity of governments and other governance actors in countries with economies in transition. The conference, held in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan, focused on enhancing knowledge about new trends and emerging issues in governance as well as exploring ideas about how governments might best address sustainable development challenges. (more…)


Watch Sherry Bebitch Jeffe on Props and Pints!

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Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, follow Sherry on Twitter

Our amazing faculty affiliate, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe will be livestreamed straight into your computers or mobile devices tomorrow night as part of KPCCs Props and Pints “ballot party.”

This event, in Pasadena, has sold out. However, if you would like to be added to the wait list, please e-mail Liz Brown at liz.brown@scpr.org. And of course, the event will be livestreamed, so watch here October 29th at 7:00p.m.

For more information, check out the link below:

Props and Pints: It’s the 2014 ‘Know Your Ballot’ party!

 


After Voting Low Point, Los Angeles Hopes for Better Turnout

October 27, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback

Los Angeles has been garnering ignominious attention for its voting habits lately.

In 2013, turnout for the city’s mayoral contest was a woeful 23% percent, triggering anxious reflections on civic identity in the City of Angels.  And earlier this year, Los Angeles proposed holding a raffle with prizes as a way to boost flagging turnout across the city.

photo credit: paul_appleyard via photopin cc

Aptly described by the photographer as, “The crowds pushing to get into the polling station and exercise their democratic duty…” photo credit: paul_appleyard via photopin cc

But this week, Los Angeles County received promising news about developments that may lead to an easier voting process and increased voter turnout for the country’s largest election jurisdiction. (more…)


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