Hidden Figures

This episode of the Price Projection Room features a conversation on the popular film, Hidden Figures directed by Theodore Melfi and starring the dream team of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, among many others.

Hidden Figures is a crowd pleasing film which centers on the overlooked stories of women of color whose mathematical work contributed the first successful launch of a human being into orbit. We discuss how the film both illustrated the racial divide in America while showcasing the work & struggle of African American women. Though we all have some criticism of the work, in the end it may be the representation of strong, smart black women that matters the most.

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USC Price convenes LA County’s seven female police chiefs, who share personal, career insights

For the first time in its 167-year history, Los Angeles County has seven female police chiefs leading local law enforcement agencies. The USC Price School of Public Policy brought together all seven police chiefs on March 15 for a special discussion titled, “When Women Lead: Breaking Barriers, Building Communities.”

Devices Banned on Flights From 10 Countries Over ISIS Fears

The New York Times quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about the effectiveness of new aviation industry restrictions limiting electronic devices on commercial flights. Erroll Southers, director of the Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies Program at the University of Southern California, said the new guidance would do little to enhance security. “This does little…

The U.S. government’s program to counter violent extremism needs an overhaul

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why the federal government needs a new strategy to counter violent extremism. According to Southers, changes proposed by President Donald Trump’s administration do not effectively address the needs of the current environment. The extremist threat in the United States is…

When Women Lead: Breaking Barriers, Building Communities

The USC Price Athenian Society’s series, When Women Lead focused on women in law enforcement for the March 15, 2017 event. Taking advantage of the fact that Los Angeles County has 7 female police chiefs, The Athenian Society gathered over 350 law enforcement officers from the region to discuss the strong women in our community Breaking Barriers, Building Communities.

Get Out

Warning: *spoilers!*

Get Out follows a young African-American photographer on a visit to his white girlfriend’s parents’ home. The tag line sums up the deep horror of the film, “Just because you’re invited, doesn’t mean you’re welcome.” The film is funny, scary, and has sparked conversations (and even a viral challenge) throughout the country.

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Fences

Our inaugural episode of the Price Projection Room podcast features a lively discussion of the film adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences, directed by Denzel Washington. Our guests include Gregg T. Daniel, Ange-Marie Hancock, and Jonathan Schwartz with moderator Erroll Southers.

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A look at CVE policy implementation

This week, the White House hosted a summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to discuss how the United States and its partners can counter extremist ideologies and prevent the radicalization of domestic individuals. The summit’s emphasis on countering homegrown terrorism comes in response to the evolving form of terrorism that has emerged in the last…

Southers, Bostic analyze repercussions of recent Paris attacks

The USC Price School of Public Policy offered a timely and insightful discussion on the Paris massacre and its implications for the United States at a Jan. 21 event featuring noted homeland security expert Erroll Southers and Professor Raphael Bostic.