Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Featuring Raphael Bostic, Colin Marshall, Donnajean Ward, and Aubrey Hicks In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we’re looking at the scifi classic, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. One of Dick’s more accessible novels, DADES follows bounty hunter Rick Deckard on a mission to find and destroy 6 state of the art,…

On Such a Full Sea

In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we’re looking at the dystopian novel On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee. Lee’s novel follows Fan, a young woman from one of the labor communities, as she leaves her home in search of her love. In a corporatized future world – where the wealthy fly in helicopters, workers try to compete with robots, and the really poor live in favelas – what becomes of social mobility and the notions of resilience and hope and equality?

Silent Spring

Featuring Raphael Bostic, Lisa Collins, Richard Green, and Dan Mazmanian In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we’re looking at the classic nonfiction book,  Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, the book that launched the environmental movement. Edward O. Wilson said of the book, “We are still poisoning the air and water and eroding the biosphere, albeit…

Haden, Rice address college sports governance at Bedrosian, Athletics event

Originally posted at USC Price on March 20, 2015 Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined USC Athletic Director Pat Haden March 16 at the university’s Town and Gown ballroom for a conversation on the state of governance in college sports and its impact on student-athletes. USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Raphael…

Leading from the West: A Conversation on Governance in College Athletics

When we talk of governance our first thought is often of the behavior of public officials, but governance is an idea that goes beyond politics; in fact there are many different spaces in which we can talk about governance. Coming up, we’ll be discussing college athletics as a form of public enterprise that faces increasingly complex governance…

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.