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PIPE* Research: Abby K Wood, USC, Gould School of Law

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy 650 Childs Way, RGL 103, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Abby Wood, USC Gould School of Law, to discuss "Campaign Finance Transparency Affects Legislators’ Election Outcomes and Behavior." Do audits by executive agencies impact the behavior of those audited? Does revealing negative information about legislators affect electoral results and behavior? Institutions that encourage transparency, such as campaign finance disclosure, influence Read more…

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 3550 Trousdale Parkway, DML 240, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

"The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it--and then dismantle it." Ibram Kendi brings an original approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society and in ourselves.  He weaves a combination of ethics, history, law, and science, together with an engaging personal narrative of Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Kevin Esterling and Marci Harris

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall - Room 103 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Kevin Esterling and Marci Harris present a report that notes Congress struggles to keep pace with increasingly rapid technological advances. Kevin Esterling and Marci Harris will present a report by the American Political Science Association Task Force on Congressional Reform Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation that assesses the current status Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Danielle Thomsen, UC Irvine

Sol Price School of Public Policy Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, Rm 103 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626, Los Angeles, CA

Women’s Representation and the Gendered Pipeline to Power To diminish gender disparity in candidates, women have to be far more likely than men to run for office.The leading explanation for this under-representation of women is that women are less likely to run for office than men, but scholars have given Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Leah Stokes, UC Santa Barbara

Sol Price School of Public Policy Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, Room 103 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626, Los Angeles, CA

Legislative Staff and Representation in Congress: Do they understand their constituents' policy preferences? Previous research has indicated that political elites have, at best, a murky understanding of their constituents' policy preferences. Where does this lack of accuracy come from? What explains variation in these misperceptions across individual lawmakers and legislatures?Leah Read more…

The Holt Lecture, featuring Soledad O’Brien

USC Town and Gown 620 West McCarthy Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Where Policy Hits the Pavement: Storytelling in a Disconnected Age How narrative can shape a better understanding of today’s big issues.Communication and policy...let's think about it differently. Look beyond the headline and pay attention to the story.5 p.m. Reception6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ProgramSoledad O'Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Seth Hill, UC San Diego

Sol Price School of Public Policy Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, Room 103, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626, Los Angeles, CA

Sidestepping Primary Reform: Political Action in Response to Institutional Change Many believe that primary elections distort representation in American legislatures because unrepresentative actors nominate extremist candidates. Advocates have reformed primaries in hopes of broadening voter participation and increasing representation. Empirical evidence, however, suggests these reforms have not substantively changed legislator Read more…

PIPE Symposium: The Political Economy of Executive Power

Tutor Campus Center, Room 227 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Political Economy of Executive Politics In recent years, as polarization has gripped legislatures in America and inhibited lawmaking, executive branch officials have stepped into the policymaking breach. For example, a number of Important policy decisions have been made by chief executives acting unilaterally and by agencies via new regulations. The Read more…

Working Towards the New Hollywood

Sol Price School of Public Policy Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626, Los Angeles, CA

This masterclass, presented in partnership with RNCI will focus on the theme of "Working Toward the New Hollywood." Indigenous Screenwriters Masterclass LabThis screenwriting masterclass, presented in partnership with RNCI will focus on the theme of "Working Toward the New Hollywood."The USC Bedrosian Center has partnered with the Red Nation Celebration Read more…

Who Are We

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

A live play reading of "Who Are We" by Lennixx-Nickolai Treat Bad Moccasin (enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe). A Live Play ReadingThis event will feature a live play reading of "Who Are We" by Lennixx-Nickolai Treat Bad Moccasin (enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe).The USC Read more…

Lunch with a Leader: Kathryn Barger, L.A. County Supervisor, District 5

USC Widney Alumni House 635 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Join USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and USC Bedrosian Center at a special luncheon with L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. Supervisor Kathryn Barger began her career in public service as a college intern in the office of long-time Supervisor Mike Antonovich, rising to become his chief deputy in Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Jeffrey Weaver, USC Dornsife

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, Room 103 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Monitoring bureaucratic performance in developing country governments A major challenge faced by developing country governments is how to successfully monitor bureaucratic performance, especially in environments with weak state capacity. In this research, we test whether a phone-based monitoring system can provide a scalable, cost-effective means for addressing this challenge. Jeff Read more…

Inequality Roundtable

RGL 308 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA

The United States is more unequal today than at any other time in its history. The economic, social and political power of most Americans continues to erode, yet policymakers and politicians on both sides of the aisle haven’t addressed the issue.

USC Price is committed to taking a leadership role to combat the corrosive public policy impact of structural inequality through deep thinking, groundbreaking research and innovative private sector partnerships.

Lunch with a Leader: Betty Yee

RGL 308 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the
USC Bedrosian Center invite you to attend a special luncheon with
California State Controller Betty T. Yee.

PIPE* Workshop: Andrew Sinclair, Claremont McKenna

Sol Price School of Public Policy Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, Rm 103 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626, Los Angeles, CA

By the People: Electoral Reform, Public Administration, and the California 2018 Election Although Americans broadly agree that something is wrong with government, there is much less consensus about what ought to be done. This talk connects ongoing research into electoral reforms, like California’s nonpartisan “top-two” primary, with the challenges of Read more…

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