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Muslims and Government Officials Plan Next Steps in Christchurch

Voice of America quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why white supremacy is no longer a fringe movement. “I don’t think it’s (white supremacy) any longer a fringe movement, it is certainly coming of age. It is being globalized at a very rapid pace,” said Erroll Southers, a professor of national and…

LaVonna Blair Lewis, Ph.D., MPH, to receive Humanitarian Award

LaVonna Blair Lewis, Ph.D., MPH, to receive Humanitarian Award at the 2019 Dignity Awards Gala by MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity). With dignity and respect, MEND’s mission is to meet immediate needs of individuals and families and increase their access to opportunities that strengthen their capacity to thrive. Dr. Lewis is being recognized for…

drinking, still I thirst: the impact of bottled water

by Casey Fischl

Bottled water consumption has steadily increased over the last few decades, reaching an all-time high in 2017 with 13.7 billion gallons of bottled water purchased in the United States. The consumption of bottled water has surpassed all other products in the beverage industry, including soda and beer.

New Zealand shooting is warning for US: Get serious about white supremacist terror threat

USA Today published an Op-Ed written by Erroll G. Southers,  former FBI special agent, professor of national and homeland security at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, director of USC Safe Communities Institute, and director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies. It’s a group of extremists and potential “terrorists,” with global aspirations and networks,…

Bedrosian Director wins journal award for analysis of American West settlers

By Matthew Kredell

In the early history of the United States, settlers moved west into unsurveyed land and built homes and farms without regard to land title.

As the country expanded, one of the federal government’s chief means of acquiring revenue was the sale of public land. When the government put land up for auction, frontier settlers were at risk of losing their homes or farms.

A spoonful less sugar helps the obesity rates go down

by Olivia Olson

While consumers frequently vilify fat, salt, or red meat, most fail to acknowledge sugar’s role in obesity and overweight. In the past 60 years of increased health consciousness, sugar has managed to largely avoid blame, and indeed increase its presence in a wide variety of ‘fat free,’ ‘gluten free,’ or ‘all natural’ ‘health foods.’

There’s an Anti-immigrant Amendment Tucked into The Dems’ Fun-Control Bill

Pacific Standard quoted Jeffrey Jenkins of the USC Price School about the ideological spectrum of the Democratic Party in the U.S. House of Representatives. “The Democratic Party is a reasonably wide ‘ideological tent’ in the House these days,” Jeffery A. Jenkins, a University of Southern California public policy professor whose work focuses on American political…

Kim Simon

by Casey Fischl

Kim Simon is the Managing Director of the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, which manages one of the largest digital collections of its kind in the world. Kim has been with the Institute since its start in 1994 and has played a key role in the development and implementation of public engagement programs that connect USC Shoah Foundation to many audiences.

Unbundling Polarization

by Casey Fischl

Chad Kendall discussed his paper, Unbundling Polarization, co-authored by Nathan Canen and Francesco Trebbi. His research investigates political polarization, an issue that is at an all-time high for Western democracies.