PIPE Workshop: Graeme Boushey, UC Irvine

The Gift of Gridlock: Divided Government, Bureaucratic Autonomy, and the Politics of Rulemaking in the American States Scholars of American politics debate the consequences of polarized and divided government on lawmaking, but have largely neglected the impact of institutional conflict on the policy outputs of the bureaucracy. We argue that gridlock empowers bureaucrats, as conflict…

Lunch with a Leader: Christine Harada, former U.S. Chief Sustainability Officer for the Obama Administration

Christine Harada most recently served as the US Chief Sustainability Officer for the Obama Administration. In this role, she provided oversight for all sustainability-related initiatives across the Federal government in energy, fleet, and acquisitions by overseeing game-changing improvements that added to our nation’s clean energy future.  She also served as the acting Chief of Staff for…

Governance Salon: Molly Reynolds, Brookings Institution

“Beyond Policy: Procedural Politics in Today’s Congress” Members of Congress often talk about congressional procedure in principled terms. However, political scientists have long argued that questions about the rules are really questions about who has power in the chamber and what policy outcomes can they produce with it.  This dynamic has been in the spotlight…

Lunch with a Leader: John Bedrosian

A first-generation Armenian-American whose parents emigrated to the United States in the early 20th century, John Bedrosian credits his success to living and working in an open and democratic society. Mr. Bedrosian is the former co-founder and chairman of the board of Auto-by-Tel Corporation, the largest Internet-based car marketing referral service covering the United States and Canada. Previously,…

PIPE* Research Talk: Jennifer Merolla, UCRiverside

Terrorism, Gender, and the 2016 Presidential Election Jennifer Merolla, Professor, Political Science, University of California, Riverside, received her PhD in Political Science from Duke University, 2003. Prior to joining the University of California, Riverside, she served as Assistant Professor (2003-2009) and then Associate Professor of Political Science (2009-2015) at Claremont Graduate University. Merolla’s research focuses on…

PIPE Collaborative: Jordan Carr Peterson, PhD student, USC

September 26, 2017 “Private Interests in American Public Institutions” Much of my current research, including my dissertation, focuses on the role played by public officials’ private financial and investment choices in their policy decisions. For instance, I consider whether and by what means bureaucrats and judges make regulatory and adjudicatory decisions based on the extent to which they…

PIPE* Collaborative: Chris Tausanovitch, Assistant Professor, Political Science, UCLA

“Measuring Policy Preferences” Chris Tausanovitch, assistant professor of Political Science at UCLA, will be discussing his research. For more than a half-century, scholars have grappled with the question of whether Americans’ responses to policy questions reflect a shared belief system, or indeed anything more than a spur-of-the-moment inclination. However, surveys typically ask only a few questions…

Lunch with a Leader: Dr. David Harilela

Dr. David Harilela joined USC Price Board of Councilors Vice Chair, Cara Esposito, for an in-depth conversation surrounding venture philanthropy’s ability to transcend boundaries and transform lives. In a discussion facilitated by Cara Esposito, Dr. Harilela shared in detail his work and involvement with THE ONE, an International humanitarian award which seeks to acknowledge unsung heroes…

The Holt Lecture: Journalism, Accountability, Power

Frederick J. Ryan, Jr. Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post. He previously served as the President and COO of Allbritton Communications Company and Founding CEO & President of Politico. He was the Chief of Staff for President Ronald Reagan (1989–1995), and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. Ryan…

Lunch with a Leader: Paul Haaga

Paul Haaga, Jr., is retired Chairman of the Board of Capital Research and Management Company. Prior to joining Capital in 1985, Paul was a Partner in the law firm of Dechert Price & Rhoads in Washington, D.C.  From 1974 to 1977, he was a Senior Attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He recently…