The refugee crisis is only getting larger as more authoritarian regimes continue civil wars. We will discuss how nonprofits, governmental agencies, and individuals can address the vast needs not only in this moment, but how to sustain these efforts in the uncertain future.
by Ehsan Zaffar
There is an argument that the pandemic is an equalizer. It does not care who is infected. This is true. But how different American populations respond to the virus uncovers the deep economic, class, and intersecting gender and racial inequalities in the United States.
Normally, outbreaks (such as cholera) devastate low-income communities first. MERS, SARS and many modern pandemics are far more likely to show up in densely populated, working-class areas than at a country club.
A new dollar store will open up every six hours nationwide this year. There’s already more dollar stores in the U.S. than Walmarts and McDonalds combined. This unprecedented growth is threatening the very communities that rely on them.
We, at the Bedrosian Center, are committed to taking a leadership role to combat the corrosive public policy impact of structural inequality through deep thinking, groundbreaking research, innovative private sector partnerships, and in-depth conversations.
It is with this vision in mind that we are honored to welcome aboard Ehsan Zaffar, our new Visiting Fellow.
Join the Bedrosian Center’s newest Visiting Fellow, Ehsan Zaffar, for an informal conversation about inequality.
The United States is more unequal today than at any other time in its history. The economic, social and political power of most Americans continues to erode, yet policymakers and politicians on both sides of the aisle haven’t addressed the issue.
USC Price is committed to taking a leadership role to combat the corrosive public policy impact of structural inequality through deep thinking, groundbreaking research and innovative private sector partnerships.
Peter Berg’s The Kingdom is an action procedural which tries also to be a lesson in cross-cultural tolerance. Released in 2007, we wonder if this film makes the same amount of sense after ten years. The film follows an FBI team which travels to infiltrate and find a terrorist cell in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia following an attack killing many American citizens (as well as fellow FBI agent). If art is an imitation of life, have we moved on in the last ten years, or does this remain salient?