Bostic to participate in Unite for Veterans event on July 16th

Raphael Bostic will participate in the upcoming Unite for Veterans summit presented by United Way of Greater Los Angeles, USC Price School of Public Policy, Federal Reserve Bank, and City of Los Angeles. The summit will feature panel discussions with prominent experts dedicated to veteran support services and programs and include a keynote address by Mayor Eric Garcetti.…

War On Poverty: Still Worth Fighting? Yes!!

This week marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s announcement of the war on poverty. The anniversary has sparked many retrospectives this week about the policies and programs that emerged from it, as well as a debate about its effectiveness. The New York Times, for example, hosted an online forum with national experts offering their takes on the War’s legacy and future prospects.

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…

China: A Paradox of Duality

July 30, 2013
by Raphael Bostic

Originally posted on 7/03/2013 @ 5:27PM
This clear progress has been driven by the purposeful policies of China’s authoritarian government. But, much of it has proceeded independent of market forces. So while there are beautiful office towers and condominium high rises across …

Anaheim V Detroit: Detroit In A Landslide

By Raphael Bostic
Original posting on – 6/21/2013 @ 4:44PM
It’s not super often that Detroit is lifted up as an example of good governance.

The city has been wracked with decades of stagnation, has had a series of mayors parade from city hall to jail, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently placed the city into receivership and appointed an “emergency manager” to restructure debt and approve council and mayoral decisions with the goal ….

Facing A Problem Of Community In Governance

By Raphael Bostic
Orignally posted on 5/17/2013 @ 6:00PM
At church the other morning, the pastor’s sermon was about community. She asked us to look at what kind of relationship we had with others in the community. Had we taken time to talk with others and get to know them better? Only by doing this, she argued, could we strengthen both ourselves personally and our community.