Author: bedrosiancenter

December 4, 2019

by Chrysa Perakis

The USC Price School of Public Policy and the Bedrosian Center on Governance are honored to have California State Controller Betty Yee as this month’s Lunch with a Leader special guest. Controller Yee served two terms on the California Board of Equalization before being elected Controller in November 2014. She was overwhelmingly re-elected for a second term in 2018.

December 2, 2019

Television news journalist Soledad O’Brien sees an industry around her in which policy is rarely a focus. Political coverage in the media latches on to popularity and personality. Producers think people just want short quips and politicians arguing.

She disagrees.

November 28, 2019

by Chrysa Perakis

While we attempt to recreate a Thanksgiving feast that united the Pilgrims and Native Americans we must ask ourselves: do we really know the history of this favorite national holiday? Is the focus on food masking the real story behind Thanksgiving? 

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Host Erroll Southers is joined by Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, Alex Ago, and Aubrey Hicks to discuss the first episode of the new HBO series Watchmen.

Starring Regina King, Tim Blake Nelson, and an enormously talented ensemble cast, the series picks up beyond the first film and original DC comic series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. We are in an alternate version of the world, one in which the war in Vietnam was won and Vietnam annexed as a state. A world in which reparations of some sort were paid. A world in which the police wear masks and the great masked vigilantes of the past are now legends of a different kind.

We discuss the ability of pop culture to delved into deep societal issues, and what the responsibility of the creators is to historical content in a fictional setting.

Twitter: @BedrosianCenter @AubreyHi, @AngeMarieH, @esouthersHVE
Email: reel.review@usc.edu

November 8, 2019
October 30, 2019

In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Seth Hill, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science UCSD. Hill studies how citizens motivate politician behavior.

They discuss representation, elections, and some extras just for you!

Email: bedrosian.center@usc.edu
Twitter: @BedrosianCenter

October 28, 2019
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