We serve academic, practitioner, and public communities.
We serve as a focal point for the discussion of pressing issues the nation faces regarding how the public sector can work better. We serve as a center of education for public sector principals and staff with the goal of improving government effectiveness in implementing policy.
We offer a number of discussion series open to the public. Each of our public programs is designed to engage attendees in dialogue on issues of governance. We practice transparency by sharing most of our events online through YouTube and our website. We practice collaborative governance through partnerships with practitioners and nonprofit institutions in public forums and in online spaces.
We prioritize research support and serve our academic audiences through grants to USC faculty to study, publish, and present findings on issues related to governance at all levels. We partner with the USC Price Dean’s office to bring innovative scholars to campus through the Consortium on Collaborative Governance and Price Governance Salon series. In addition, we serve as a conduit to best practices and cutting-edge thinking about managing institutions and implementing policy, and making them known broadly.
We engage directly with local elected officials who participate in our Executive Education Forum on Policy (EXED), offering a curriculum in ethics, governance, leadership, and public policy. This program promotes and enhances commitment to public value and reaches across sectors to deliver high-level perspectives from experts in the industry and the Price School’s top-tier faculty.
In addition to our events on campus we have also expanded our virtual presence through the Bedrosian Center website which has become a vital channel for the open and transparent dissemination of our research and information including publishing research updates and documenting research questions and methods online.
We are constantly planning new outreach and engagement programs and are seeking sponsorships from individuals and organizations who share our interest in supporting good governance practices at the local, state, and national levels. Students are a very important part of our programming, therefore, individual and organization support ensures that the next generation of public leaders are a part of the conversation and directly benefit from expertise of renowned researchers and guest speakers. To give directly, please use the button to the right, or for more information please contact Aubrey Hicks at 213.821.2550 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can support Bedrosian Center activities and research.
The Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, an applied research center at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, is dedicated to understanding and fostering effective democratic governance as an essential component in ensuring the betterment of communities. The Bedrosian Center fosters effective governance by:
- Building the professional capacity of public and nonprofit institutions,
- Shaping public dialogue across public, private, and nonprofit sectors on governance and institutional reform,
- Promoting and supporting innovative governance scholarship.
The Bedrosian Center serves as:
- A focal point for the discussion of pressing issues the nation faces regarding how the public sector can work better.
- A conduit to best practices and cutting edge thinking about managing institutions and implementing policy are made known broadly.
- A center of education for public sector principals and staff with the goal of improving government effectiveness in implementing policy.