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 less…

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.

The Paris Massacre: What are the Implications for the US? (Highlights)

Highlights from the Bedrosian Center on Governance and CREATE Homeland Security Center Price Research Center Collaborative. Watch the full version here.

The Price Research Center Collaborative aims to foster critical discussion about both specific policy areas as well as the ways in which those policy areas are being implemented.

Dr. Erroll Southers, Director of Transition and Research Deployment at the Department of Homeland Security National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) talks with Dr. Bostic about extremism in Europe and in the Unites States. Dr. Southers’ career has spanned all levels of law enforcement and he currently holds roles within the international counterterrorism and national security arena.

Policy at the Playhouse

January 27, 2015 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…

Podcast – If Mayors Ruled the World edition

Featuring Raphael Bostic, William G. Resh, and Ronald O. Loveridge In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we discuss political theorist Benjamin Barber’s book If Mayors Ruled the World. The book outlines Barber’s hypothesis that cities are in better position to solve some global problems. Can cities provide the leadership that nations states used…

Raphael Bostic named to Freddie Mac Board of Directors

Originally posted on the USC Price website, January 13, 2015 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 Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, brings to the board his significant…