The Growing Risks of Cyber Crime

We live in a world that is increasingly interconnected and reliant upon the Internet and computer softwares, and the digital universe is endlessly expanding with new information and devices. Cybersecurity resources must attempt to keep up with and protect the increasingly complex cyberspace as new devices and technology networks are digitally connected.

Democracy Is an Act of Inclusion: Why Home Matters in Election Season

Community has been fraying in this country. Americans have become increasingly segregated by class and race, sorting into like-minded neighborhoods cut off from the views and experiences of the rest of the population. We now drive greater and greater distances to live apart from one another, and we have invested less and less in the infrastructure needed to bring us together.

The Biggest Issue That No Presidential Candidate Is Talking About

The U.S. presidential race has done an amazing thing: It has made $28 trillion disappear. That’s how much all the homes in the United States are worth. It’s one tenth of everything the U.S. owns. It’s more money than the entire economy produces in a year. And if you only listened to the presidential candidates, you’d…

Michael Maltzan: Bridging Society and Culture in LA’s Infrastructure

Those who commute through downtown may have noticed the construction underway in the Arts District. The City of Los Angeles is busy creating alternative routes in preparation for the imminent rebuilding of the Sixth Street Viaduct, the iconic bridge in downtown L.A. that has been the backdrop of many L.A. films and music videos. The bridge,…

Policy visits the Playhouse again

Last year the Bedrosian Center started a new initiative called Policy at the Playhouse as a way to discuss and explore public policy and governance through the lens of art and culture.  Artists have often called out and wrestled with politics, leadership and pressing social issues in ways that have as much impact as policy…