Policy Design and Implementation: A Perspective from Obama’s Washington

Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance, Raphael Bostic, will speak on October 15th for the USC Urban Growth Seminar Series.

USC Urban Growth Seminar Series

October 15, 2013
12:15pm to 1:30pm

University Park Campus
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) Room 101

In this seminar, Dr. Bostic will reflect on his 3 years in Washington D.C. as a political appointee in the Obama Administration as the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In that Senate-confirmed position, Dr. Bostic was a principal adviser to the Secretary on policy and research, with the goal of helping the Secretary, and other principal staff, make informed decisions on HUD policies and programs, as well as budget and legislative proposal. He led an interdisciplinary team of 150 which had expertise in all policy areas of importance to the department, including housing, housing finance, rental assistance, community development, economic development, sustainability, and homelessness, among others.

Dr. Bostic will discuss the lessons learned, including insights about designing policy, implementing it, and how to navigate our political system. These lessons have relevance for the debates and gridlock in today’s federal government, as well as for policy and planning at all levels and across all sectors.