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Policy at the Playhouse

A new initiative, Policy at the Playhouse, at Bedrosian Center recognizes that conversations about governance take place in many different fora and are voiced by many different communities. We said an enthusiastic “Yes!” to the opportunity to lead a post-show discussion at the historic Pasadena Playhouse after a performance of The Whipping Man, a play by Matthew Lopez.

Managing a Giant

by Jeremy Loudenback
As the nation’s largest county looks ahead, the Fujioka’s management during and after the economic crisis will be remembered for a long time.

Faculty Awards Announced

The Bedrosian Center funds several grants each year for USC Price faculty to conduct research on governance issues. Preference for these awards is given to research focused on collaborative governance, relationships between governance and planning, and government accountability issues. Announcing the 2014-2015 awards.

A New Terrorism Paradigm?

 January 15, 2015 by Justine Dodgen The events surrounding the Paris massacre have sparked an international debate on the right to free speech. While there is widespread consensus over the unspeakable tragedy of these events, reactions over the political implications … Continue reading

Raphael Bostic named to Freddie Mac Board of Directors

January 13, 2015 by USC Price Staff USC Price School of Public Policy professor Raphael Bostic has been elected to the board of directors for Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage finance company. Bostic, who also directs the Price School’s Bedrosian … Continue reading

Worst in Governance – Sony

December 2014 Worst in Governance
The end of the year is usually a prosperous and celebratory time for Hollywood. That’s when studios unveil eagerly awaited blockbusters and critically acclaimed movies. Millions flock to theaters during holiday season. But this year, box-office receipts and award nominations took a backseat to the darker story of a cyber attack at Sony and its tumultuous fallout.

Best in Governance – Barack Obama

December 2014 Best in Governance Isolation is not working.  In the 55 years since the Cuban Revolution, relations between the United States and Cuba have remained frozen in time, much like the 1950s-era vintage cars that still sputter around the … Continue reading


Money Power (Part 1)
January 12, 2015
by Peter Robertson
A historical overview of the emergence of the institution of banking, beginning with an explanation of the emergence of interest-based fractional reserve banking and the problems associated with its institutionalization as standard banking practice. Followed by a quick look at the history of central banking in this country, from the first Bank of the United States to the founding of the Federal Reserve. This history is then reconsidered in terms of a struggle by the money power – the dominant European and American financiers – to gain control over the American monetary system.

Creating Culture Change at City Hall

December 19, 2014 by Jeremy Loudenback At the Bedrosian Center’s Lunch with a Leader program last week, Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Doane Liu recalled with pride how he first got a taste for public service. As a San Pedro resident, … Continue reading

Tweeting a Successful Campaign

December 16, 2014 by Jeremy Loudenback In the 2008 presidential campaign, the much more prominent use of social media by Barack Obama’s campaign served to highlight his relevance and forward-looking perspective. But by 2012, the social-media gap had narrowed sharply, … Continue reading

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