Robyn Burleson

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Robyn is a Master of Public Policy candidate at USC Price. As a Graduate Assistant at the Bedrosian Center, she writes about the Center's events and global governance issues.
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Public Health and the Heroin Epidemic: Seattle Considers the Nation’s First Supervised Injection Facility

Prescription drug and heroin abuse continues to be one of the major public health crises facing the United States. Drug overdoses are skyrocketing across the nation, largely due to the over-prescription of opioid pain relievers and the widespread availability of cheap heroin. President Obama has announced a series of actions to escalate the fight against…

STEM education maverick, Maria Klawe is our next Lunch with a Leader guest

On Tuesday, March 8, the Bedrosian Center welcomes Maria Klawe to USC for our second Lunch with a Leader event of the semester! Ms. Klawe is the President of Harvey Mudd College and has been a powerful force in closing the gender gap in science and engineering. She has devoted significant attention to improving K-12…

Lunch with a Leader: Nick Griffin and the Revitalization of Downtown LA

On January 26, the Bedrosian Center welcomes Nick Griffin to USC for our first Lunch with a Leader of the 2016! Mr. Griffin is the Director of Economic Development for the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID). He will join us for a discussion about the recent growth of Downtown LA and the rise of Business Improvement…

Is Heroin Abuse the Next Major Public Health Crisis Facing the U.S.?

Heroin abuse is one of the major public health and governance crises facing the United States today, and political leaders are urging innovative action plans to reduce the epidemic. In all parts of the country, heroin abuse and addiction is increasing at an alarming rate and has skyrocketed over the past decade. While heroin addiction…

“Real Women” Has Something for Everyone

The Bedrosian Center’s Policy at the Playhouse initiative was formed last spring to highlight and encourage conversations about governance within the dramatic and artistic outlets in the community. On September 29, the Center traveled to the Pasadena Playhouse to lead a discussion about community, the immigrant experience, and women in the workplace following a production of Real Women…

Kevyn Orr: Leading Detroit on its path to better governance

On October 15, the Price community welcomes Kevyn Orr to campus as part of the Leading from the West speaker series, in partnership with the USC Price Athenian Society’s Dean’s Speaker Series. A litigator with over three decades of experience, Orr served as the Emergency Manager of the City of Detroit, appointed by Michigan Governor…