Category: Blog

March 12, 2020
March 2, 2020

he USC Price School of Public Policy and the Bedrosian Center on Governance are honored and excited to welcome Jamila Michener as our special guest for this month’s Price Governance Salon. She will be discussing her new book, Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism and Unequal Politics. This book looks at Medicaid: America’s public health insurance program as a key example of how federalism plays out in policymaking and how drastically different it is implemented at the state level.

February 24, 2020

Going into the 2020 election, popular fear of interference, fraud, or election meddling, means that leveraging the tools of rigorous social science is as important as ever.

Participants in the USC Bedrosian Center’s Symposium on Election Administration and Technology skillfully brought data, theory, and logic to bear on questions often driven by reflexive fear, anger, or confusion.

February 12, 2020

Fashion runways are public displays of opinion are just one of the many ways people enforce the public’s agenda. Bold statements are coming from high-end designers that usually have lots of wealth, which often means power in today’s society. All of these people are stakeholders. The fashion community is largely run by women and queer people who often feel they are after-thoughts in the policy-making and policy formulation processes.

February 12, 2020
February 5, 2020
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January 23, 2020

We, at the Bedrosian Center, are committed to taking a leadership role to combat the corrosive public policy impact of structural inequality through deep thinking, groundbreaking research, innovative private sector partnerships, and in-depth conversations.

It is with this vision in mind that we are honored to welcome aboard Ehsan Zaffar, our new Visiting Fellow.

January 22, 2020
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December 9, 2019
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? 

October 28, 2019