Frank Zerunyan on Global Executive Education

Director of the Executive Education program, Frank Zerunyan, wrote about his recent global travels. His essay captures his experiences in Saudi Arabia, India, Bahrain, Ethiopia, South Korea, Armenia, South Africa, Georgia, and China both through his work with the United Nations and as Director of Executive Education at USC Price.

Zerunyan sparks dialogue on collaborative governance in Bao’an, China

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Frank Zerunyan recently served as the first international expert on local governance models brought in to consult with public officials and community leaders from the Bao’an District in the city of Shenzhen, China. Zerunyan – a former two-term mayor and current councilman of the City of Rolling Hills…

USC Bedrosian Center Seeks to Help Improve Armenian Public Administration

The University of Southern California Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise has formed a unique relationship with Armenian educators and leaders seeking a deeper understanding of democratic and decentralized governance in the post-Soviet era of their young republic. The effort is spearheaded by Frank Vram Zerunyan, a professor of the practice of governance…

Zerunyan helps shape public leadership from South Africa to Armenia

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Frank Zerunyan furthered his efforts to impart lessons in effective governance and public-sector leadership across the globe with recent speaking engagements and workshops in the nations of South Africa, Armenia and Georgia.   Local lessons, global impact In May, Zerunyan, director of executive education at the USC Bedrosian…

Zerunyan: Local government ‘needs to be collaborative’

Frank Zerunyan, Director of the Executive Education Forum, spoke at the Leadership in Local Government Conference in the City of Tshwane, Pretoria this week. Prof Zerunyan @CityTshwane Leadership conf: Innovation in local gov through COLLABORATION @cpsi_sa @uscprice — Pierre Schoonraad (@PSchoonraad) May 11, 2015 Frank said that local government must purposefully incorporate contributions from the public‚ private, nonprofit…

Zerunyan interviewed by California City News

Frank Zerunyan, Director of the Executive Education Forum, granted an exclusive interview to the California City News today. He discusses his new book; Newgotiation for Public Leaders. 1. Tell us about your local government background. What sparked your interest in running for City Council? My subject matter expertise, the desire to serve my community and…

Utilities and Climate Change: Metropolitan Water District (Highlights)

Highlights from the Executive Education Lunch Forum on Climate Change Strategic Mandates. Watch the full version here.

Climate Change Strategic Mandates – What do we expect from our Utilities?

  • Professor Daniel Mazmanian, Ph.D. (moderator)
  • Gary Stern, Ph.D. : Sr. Director of Regulatory Policy at Southern California Edison
  • Ken Chawkins, Ph.D.  : Manager of Public Policy at Southern California Gas Company
  • Grace Chan, M.S.  :Manager, Resource Planning & Development at MWD

The Executive Education Forum for Policy and Administration at USC Price School (EXED) offers a broad base of specialized non-degree certificates for local and global leaders.

EXED is a suite of intensive programs targeting public sector and other senior, mid-level, and emerging leaders, and is designed to deepen their understanding of substantive policy issues, augment their ability to leverage and increase existing public sector capacity, and foster leadership all with the purpose of improving public and nonprofit administration and solving public problems. These programs together help build the capacity to implement effective policy, which is central to the goal of the Bedrosian Center.

EXED achieves this by bringing together the world-renowned faculty of USC Price School, experienced practitioners and a dynamic curriculum to teach and reach across sectoral boundaries.