In the news

February is shaping up to be a busy month for us. Here are just some of the things we’ve been up to:

Our Director, In the News!

L.A.’s affordable housing problem, Los Angeles Times, OP-ED, by Raphael Bostic and Tony Salazar, February 4, 2013
Los Angeles in midst of rental housing crisis, Housingwire, February 4, 2013
Opinion: City of Angels’ Housing in Crisis, San Diego Real Estate News – Open Offer, by Cindy Richards, February 5, 2013
How to Slow L.A.’s Rising RentsThink USC, February 7, 2013
Commentary: Next Mayor must address LA’s Housing problems, Housing Matters SmartBrief, MacArthur Foundation, February 7, 2013
The Housing Crisis and the Landscape of Affordable Housing, National Housing Institute, Shelterforce Weekly, February 12, 2013
CFPB reminds servicers of their legal obligations to borrowers, The HSH Blog, February 14, 2013

Board Members, In the News!

Austin Beutner moderated the Los Angeles Mayoral debate on February 7th.  He also held a press conference to highlight his Vision to Learn program. “The message for Downtown leaders came in the fact that Beutner didn’t spend years meeting with city officials and crafting expensive studies before coming up with a program. Instead, he identified a problem, realized nothing was being done about it and took action.”

Former candidate Austin Beutner to moderate VPAC mayoral debate, Daily Sundial, by Spencer Kilgore, February 6th, 2013Beutner hears no ‘answer’ to budget deficit from mayoral candidates, Los Angeles Times, February 7, 2013Los Angeles mayoral candidates grilled on budget solutions, Daily News, by Dakota Smith February 7, 2013
Mayoral candidates making budget statements, but nothing adds up, Los Angeles Times, by Steve Lopez, February 9, 2014
Vision Program Is a Leadership Lesson for DowntownLos Angeles Downtown News, Feb 11, 2013
Greuel’s budget draws ridicule, Los Angeles Times, by Michael Finnegan and James Rainey, February 11, 2013
Unsustainable Pensions: The Burden Falls On L.A.’s Next Mayor, Neon Tommy, by Amanda Kantor, February 14, 2013
Budget choices matter in L.A.’s race for mayor, Daily News, by Austin Beutner, February 14, 2013

Greig Smith was featured in the Northridge-ChatsworthPatch. We loved the short synopsis: “Former councilman is solving solid waste problems, helping the mentally ill homeless, and investigating cold case homicides.”

Greig Smith — Where is He Now?, Northridge-Chatsworth Patch, Feb 4, 2013

Faculty Affiliates, In the News!

 Terry Cooper‘s new edited volume was released!

Achieving Ethical Competence for Public Service Leadership, edited by Terry L. Cooper and Donald C. Menzel, M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, New York; Feb 2013.

“This challenging book on ethical competence and leadership, edited by two of the most esteemed colleagues in the field, delivers on its promise. It offers a ‘wake-up call’ for professionals and researchers as well as the stimulus for ‘imagination and daydreaming’ on a topic of underestimated important: integrity and ethics in the public, nonprofit, and business sectors.” – Leo Huberts, Vrije University, Amsterdam

And at the Center …

Students Talk Back videos online!

Erroll Southers, the associate director of USC’s National Homeland Security Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, sat down with our own Raphael Bostic to talk about guns and security. To watch the complete conversation visit USC Price on YouTube.

USC expert supports better tracking – and training – for firearms, USC News, by Alicia Di Rado, February 11, 2013

Identity Politics

Ana Cubas and Matt Szabo came to discuss how sexual identity or ethnic background affect politics and campaigns. It became a great conversation on individuality, how gender and identity play different roles in the types of decisions people make, and how important diversity is in a city like Los Angeles. If you have some time, check out the video below.

Great conversation with Ana Cubas and Matt Szabo on #IdentityPolitics : Pics from yesterday are up :…

— USC Bedrosian Center (@BedrosianCenter) February 6, 2013




Our Lunch with a Leader series continued with a conversation about governance and policy implementation with Bedrosian Center Board Member, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke.


Dennis F. and Brooks Holt Distinguished Lecture Series: An Evening With Robert Caro

Jack Knott, Robert Caro, Cherry Short, Dennis Holt, Raphael Bostic – photo by Tom Queally

Caro recounts LBJ’s first hours as presidentDaily Trojan, by Eric Wendorf, February 13, 2013