Why Cities Lose

Does WHY CITIES LOSE discover the “deep roots of the urban-rural political divide?” Is this a problem we can fix?

🎧 as host Lisa Schweitzer is joined by Nic Duquette, Jeffery Jenkins, & Pam Clouser McCann to explore a book which hopes to reveal a stronger understanding of the state of partisanship in the US.

Abby K. Wood

In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with a Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, Abby K. Wood. Wood is Associate Professor of Law, Political Science and Public Policy. When she first started her career she noticed that program evaluation wasn’t as robust as it could be, so she wanted to learn causal inference in order to find that balance.

Her interest is in corruption and therefore transparency. Her current work is on campaign finance, transparency, and dark money.

Email: bedrosian.center@usc.edu
Twitter: @BedrosianCenter

What promises do we have to keep? : A Call for Bipartisan Action on Climate Change

by Casey Fischl

Across the globe, countries acknowledge climate change as a scientific fact and have been implementing mitigation and adaptation strategies as per their commitment in the Paris Agreement. This, however, is not the case for the United States where political leaders are still debating and questioning what 97 percent of climate scientists agree on: climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.

USC Price Hosts Intelligence Analyst To Discuss Mueller Report

“The importance of having Malcolm here is you’ve got a person who has tracked and cataloged and written about this issue since it started,” Southers said. “We had a packed house, and I’m really encouraged by the diversity of people that came out in terms of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity and religion. I don’t think it’s a partisan issue. The American public wants to know what exactly is happening to our government and, more importantly, what this means for 2020.”

Antigone

This month, Lisa is joined by Carla Della Gatta and Richard Green to discuss the timeless play by Sophocles: Antigone.

The play has clear connections to political struggles we face thousands of years later. The struggle between law and norm, the struggle to define what the state can control, and more. Listen as our three scholars discuss the necessity of reading Antigone today.

Fear: Trump in the White House

This month, Lisa is joined by Anthony Orlando, Jeff Jenkins, and Christian Grose to discuss Bob Woodward’s latest reportage on the Presidency: Fear. How does this stack up to other Woodward titles and how does the principal agent theory work it’s way into conversation with these political junkies?

Martin Gilens

In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks economic and political inequality in democracies with Martin Gilens, Professor of Public Policy at UCLA Luskin. The degree of political influence is dramatically unequal for people within the United States, public policy can help increase democratic representation and Gilens walks us through some history as he expresses policy options to get us to more democracy, rather than less.

Radical Markets

In Radical Markets, Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl envision new rules for markets in order to limit the tyranny of monopolies and majority rule. Their aim, with 5 revolutionary ideas to cure what they see as the most important issue of our time: inequality.

What are some of these “radical” ideas, and does our panel think they are the revolutionary ideas we need?

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