Schweitzer, Southers discuss hate speech, policy implications after Charlottesville

USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott was joined by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliates Lisa Schweitzer and Erroll Southers (director of the Safe Communities Institute), in a discussion of the policy implications and responses to racism and extremism after the violence triggered by a white-nationalist rally in the Charlottesville, Virginia last month.

“White supremacy is not a historical construct we get to walk away from. We have to really interrogate how white supremacy informs public policies within the structures of our cities, within education and politics,” said Lisa Schweitzer. Erroll Southers indicated that he considered Charlottesville a pivotal moment for extremism in the country.

Tell ‘Em What They Need to Know: The Virtues of an Informed Electorate

They say we live in the Information Age, but more and more, it feels like the public understands less and less about what really matters. How should you invest your money in a volatile economy? How should you vote when you don’t like your choices? The information is out there, but often it’s manipulated, spun, and diverted from your attention. The more information we have, it seems, the more education we need to understand it. That’s why, according to Paul Haaga, good financial advice and good journalism have never been more valuable. In this episode, he gives us an ample share of both.

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Falletta course listed in The 7 Best Sustainable Design Courses in America

Metropolis Magazine, in a story about the best sustainable design courses at universities, mentioned the USC Price School’s real estate development graduate course, “Design History and Criticism,’ taught by Liz Falletta. One of the most interesting courses chosen is offered as part of a Real Estate Development program at the University of Southern California. A…

Bedrosian Center helps CA Latino Caucus officials enhance leadership capacity

The USC Price School of Public Policy hosted more than 20 public officials from the League of California Cities Latino Caucus, who took part in the Bedrosian Center on Governance’s Local Leaders Executive Education Forum on Sept. 22 and 23. The participants, many of whom are mayors or councilmembers of cities across California, heard presentations…

LA2050 and Crowdsourcing Philanthropy for LA’s Future

Ever crowdsourced something for yourself? Imagine doing that for a whole city. Listen to the most recent episode of LA#Itself to learn about LA2050, the Goldhirsh Foundation’s ambitious philanthropic “initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles.”

STEM education maverick, Maria Klawe is our next Lunch with a Leader guest

On Tuesday, March 8, the Bedrosian Center welcomes Maria Klawe to USC for our second Lunch with a Leader event of the semester! Ms. Klawe is the President of Harvey Mudd College and has been a powerful force in closing the gender gap in science and engineering. She has devoted significant attention to improving K-12…

Gloria Molina: A Pioneer in Los Angeles Politics

Described by Los Angeles Times writer Patt Morrison as “the famous feminist politician from East L.A., the career policymaker/politician who still feels like an outsider,” Gloria Molina holds many firsts in the Los Angeles political world. Molina was the first Latina elected to the California State Assembly, L.A. City Council, and the L.A. County Board…