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Bedrosian Bookclub Podcast


Lisa Schweitzer moderates members of the USC and greater Los Angeles area to discuss our monthly book club pick – from new and trending titles to classics, from “the most important economic book of the decade” to classic works of science fiction. Social justice, technology, policy agendas, governance, economics … we cover it all and more.

Listen to the individual posts on the Bookclub page, or subscribe at ApplePodcastsSoundcloud, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting app.


LA Hashtags Itself


Los Angeles Hashtags Itself, multi-season serial podcast, looking at Angeleno organizations leading trend of using digital media for urban & social development. Digital media are fast becoming the for material and social placemaking.

If you like art, community benefits organizations, cultural journalism, real estate, transportation, and the technology industry generally, we hope you will find something worth hearing.

Listen to the individual posts on the LA Hashtags Itself page or subscribe at ApplePodcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, or your favorite podasting app.

Our American Discourse

Great knowledge need not wither on the academic vine. We bring you the smartest minds from the University of Southern California and beyond, wrestling with the defining challenges of our time. In their research, we find wisdom. In their voice, hope.

Hosted by Anthony W. Orlando, Our American Discourse reminds us that we’re never too different to learn from each other, nor too divided to find common ground.

Listen to the individual episodes on the Our American Discourse page, or subscribe at ApplePodcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Reel Review

The Price Projection Room features conversations about film and television with interesting folks from across USC (theatre, cinema, public policy, and governance) to look at visual storytelling, media literacy, diversity, and the public good. We want to be smarter about the TV and movies we fill our time with, what our stories tell us, and how can be better together.

This podcast is sponsored by Price Video Services and USC Bedrosian Center, and continues our ongoing efforts to bring policy and its impact into the public discourse.

Listen to individual episodes on the Reel Review page, or subscribe at ApplePodcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify or your favorite podcasting app.

Live Series

With a community focus …

The Holt Lecture

The Dennis F. and Brooks Holt Distinguished Lecture, is a speaker’s series established by longtime Price School board of councilor’s member Dennis Holt (founding chairman and CEO of U.S. International Media) and his wife, Brooks.  The Holt programs support prominent practitioners, influential policy makers, and visiting scholars, who come to USC to give lectures, meet with students, faculty members, and the public to discuss issues and research in communication and public policy.

The LA Civics Initiative

Along with City Impact Lab, beginning March 2016, we will focus on defining the barriers Los Angeles faces in terms of civic engagement and civic literacy, then through a series of workshops we will define an action plan and list of best practices with the goal of increasing civic engagement and literacy in Los Angeles.

Leading from the West

The Leading from the West series is a platform that offers insight into effective governance through conversations with major western leaders of our time.

Lunch with a Leader

The Lunch with a Leader series provides students, faculty, and members of the public the opportunity to hear ideas from local, state, and national leaders, share their own ideas, and gain inspiration for effective governance in a more intimate and informal setting.

Policy at the Playhouse

Policy at the Playhouse, in partnership with local theaters, will pursue the social and public context of innovation and creativity.

With a wide academic audience in mind …

Bedrosian Center Research Presentations

The Bedrosian Center funds several grants for USC Price faculty research on governance issues. Preference for the awards is given to research focused on collaborative governance, relationships between governance and planning, and government accountability issues. As a condition of the grant, each principal investigator was asked to give a presentation of his or her findings.

Consortium on Collaborative Governance

The Consortium on Collaborative Governance is a three university partnership that studies how public problems are being solved by sectors working together.

Political Institutions and Political Economy (PIPE) Collaborative

The Political Institutions and Political Economy (PIPE) Collaborative is a university-wide research endeavor jointly sponsored by the Bedrosian Center and the Office of the Provost. The PIPE Collaborative will include faculty and graduate students with common interests in various aspects of political institutions and political economy..


Price Governance Salons

The Sol Price School of Public Policy brings leaders in governance research to USC for informative discussions with our faculty and students.

Price Research Center Collaboratives

The Price Research Collaborative aims to foster critical discussion about both specific policy areas of interest of the research centers at USC Price as well as the ways in which those policy areas are being implemented.




Past programming and activities archive.


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