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Turkey, Step up to the Plate

Turkey is integral to regional dynamics due to its powerful military force and ability to strongly emerge against ISIS in Kobani and to assist the US and other NATO forces through the use of air force bases. However, Turkey is embroiled in its internal feud with its Kurdish minority and the PKK.

The Art of the Public Policy Deal

“The ACLU and the [Los Angeles Police] Protective League have never agreed on anything, ever,” Soboroff said. “But they both agreed that with certain conditions on-body cameras will protect the people they want to protect: the public and the officers. When they both said yes, I knew I was on to something. Now, every major city in America is following us, watching our test with on-body technology.”

How Well Do Our Leaders Represent Us?

October 15, 2014 by Jeremy Loudenback Over the course of the past few decades, the country has been in the midst of a significant demographic shift, becoming more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Unfortunately, the people who govern … Continue reading

September Best & Worst in Governance

The winners of Best & Worst in Governance for September 2014 are:  Best in Governance- Civic participation efforts in Hong Kong and Scotland Worst in Governance - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Talking Civic Tech with L.A.’s New Chief Data Officer

An interview with Abhi Nemani, and his new role in engaging Los Angeles residents.

A Man of Many Hats

Steve Soboroff has made his mark on Los Angeles.


Despite the “more is better” approach we’ve been taking, it makes much more sense for the design and implementation of public policy to be guided more directly by the goal of improving the happiness and life satisfaction of people and communities, rather than on increasing economic growth.

Hong Kong’s students lead civic participation

Hong Kong’s youth have made it clear that they desire a government that listens to the will of the people. Protests and civil disobedience in Hong Kong 25 years after Tiananmen Square.

Book Club Podcast – Enforcing Order

by Raphael Bostic, Matt Gainer, Martin Krieger, and LaVonna Blair Lewis In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we discuss Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing by Didier Fassin. Enforcing Order | Bedrosian Center | USC

Stranded in a Data Desert?

As data becomes more important, communities not included in data-collection efforts may not reap benefits from policy changes. The data-divide grows.

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