Mt. Saint Mary’s Emerald Archer Examines the Advancement of Women in the Workplace

By Katrina Soriano

PSR and the USC Bedrosian Center teamed up on August 11, 2019 to bring Dr. Emerald Archer to USC to address the challenges facing the women in the workplace. Archer, the director for the Center for the Advancement of Women in Mount Saint Mary’s University, shared that she “has dedicated her career to studying questions related to gender equity and women’s representation in non-traditional domains such as the United States military,” and offered her findings and insights to a diverse group of attendees including active and retired faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Where growing up depends on the wind; on building lives near freeways

by Casey Fischl

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2017 Report identified Los Angeles as the number one polluted state by ozone and number four by particulate pollution. Low-income, communities of color in Los Angeles suffer from disproportionate exposure to this health degrading pollution.

Gary Segura, Dean of UCLA Luskin

by Casey Fischl

Gary Segura is the Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Under his leadership, Luskin has successfully launched its first undergraduate program in the fall of 2018. Gary is also a Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Chicano and Chicana Studies.

Second Annual Conference brings interdisciplinary mix to Political Science study

by Nathan K. Micatka On March 14th and 15th 2019, the USC Bedrosian Center’s Political Institutions and Political Economy (PIPE) Collaborative hosted its 2nd Annual Conference. Bringing together scholars from various disciplines such as political science, economics, and public policy the conference covered topics from the succession of rulers in autocratic Roman Empire to how…

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.

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.’

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.