Category: Blog

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by Jeremy Loudenback The onset of climate change is expected to have a powerful impact on California, from effects on growing seasons in agricultural areas to more frequent forest fires. But…

November 25, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback In his first year on the job, Hermosa Beach City Manager Tom Bakaly has had to do a lot more than just sign the checks. Since coming to…

November 20, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback Even as Congresswoman Karen Bass has ascended to the highest levels of government, she hasn’t forgotten her roots in community organizing South Los Angeles.  Though she now roams…

November 18, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback Aja Brown is on a mission. Since her election as mayor of Compton this past June, the 31-year-old has been on a one-woman crusade to change minds about…

November 11, 2013

The Academic Culture Assembly, Political Student Assembly, Black Student Assembly and USC Spectrum present An Evening with Lee Daniels discussing this year’s hit movie, The Butler Wednesday, November 20th 11/20/2013…

November 11, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback In recent weeks, the Bedrosian Center has hosted an impressive slate of state and national leaders, and on Wednesday, November 13, the conversation about effective governance shifts to the local…

November 1, 2013
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October 25, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback During his campaign for mayor, Eric Garcetti positioned himself as the young, technology-savvy alternative to other candidates. During the first few months of his administration, he’s already broken…

October 18, 2013
October 17, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback When Jan Perry came to the Bedrosian Center’s Lunch with a Leader last month, we had opportunity to ask her a few questions about her 12-year run as…

October 15, 2013
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October 11, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback In case you haven’t already read about her in Vogue, Aja Brown is raising some eyebrows. But unlike in years past, when headlines out of Compton focused on…

October 9, 2013
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October 1, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback Discussions of margin of error don’t typically generate full-throated cheers, even at USC. But most lectures don’t usually feature Nate Silver, the country’s most famous statistician, author, and…

September 30, 2013

by Raphael Bostic Last week, the Bedrosian Center hosted former Los Angeles City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Jan Perry as part of our Lunch with a Leader speaker series. Perry once…

September 26, 2013
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by Jeremy Loudenback When most people think about government in the United States, sovereign Native American governance structures are seldom considered. There are 566 federally recognized American-Indian tribal governments in the…

September 16, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback Here at Bedrosian Center headquarters, hearts and calculators are aflutter with the news that Nate Silver is paying the U.S.C. campus a visit on Friday as part of the Holt…