Resh at 2016 APPAM Fall Research, Conference The Role of Research in Making Government More Effective

Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, William G. Resh presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 2016 Fall Research Conference. APPAM is “dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.” Dr. Resh’s paper presentation for the Public Employee Motivations and Preferences panel was titled “Turning the Lens Back: Assessing the Quality of…

USC Price undergraduate education extends from local to global

For all parents, sending their sons and daughters to the USC Price School of Public Policy is a significant investment in the future. As part of Trojan Family Weekend, USC Price Professor LaVonna Lewis and Assistant Professor William Resh explained to new Trojan parents how the school’s unique undergraduate labs and summer enrichment programs offer…

Politics as usual? No. Politics as theater? You bet

Political debates involve both performance and policy, so why not have experts in both fields provide insights? That was the thinking behind “Politics as Theatre,” a live screening of the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night with a panel of experts from the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of…

On the Rhine: From the US to the EU

by Cristy Lytal More than a dozen undergraduate and graduate students from USC and other universities embarked on the “USC Price on the Rhine” program. During the month-long program, the students lived side-by-side with European students at Speyer University, studying comparative public administration and policy with a focus on the United States, Germany and the European…

Zerunyan offers lessons in governance, leadership to Armenia’s Defense Ministry

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Frank Zerunyan returned to Armenia for the third consecutive year to provide his expertise in governance to senior officials of the relatively new democracy. Governance skills related to leadership and negotiation are much needed in former Soviet Union countries that are still transitioning from a time when everything…

Congratulations to William G. Resh, winner of the William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award

We are so pleased to announce that Sergio Fernandez, William G. Resh, Tima Moldogaziev, and Zachary W. Oberfield are the 2015 recipients of the William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award, presented to the authors of the best PAR article by an academic for their paper “Assessing the Past and Promise of the Federal Employee Viewpoint…

Resh’s new book centers on “Rethinking the Administrative Presidency”

Why do presidents face so many seemingly avoidable bureaucratic conflicts? And why do these clashes usually intensify toward the end of presidential administrations, when a commander-in-chief’s administrative goals tend to be more explicit and better aligned with their appointed leadership’s prerogatives?   In a newly published book titled Rethinking the Administrative Presidency (Johns Hopkins University Press),…

The FEVS is sexy

An article in the May/June issue (V75.3) of Public Administration Review, is garnering media and more importantly, professional attention. Assessing the Past and Promise of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), authored by Sergio Fernandez, William G. Resh, Tima Moldogaziev, and Zachary W. Oberfield, has already been getting some professional notice.  Fernandez was interviewed by Federal News Radio  on Tuesday,…

Podcast – If Mayors Ruled the World edition

Featuring Raphael Bostic, William G. Resh, and Ronald O. Loveridge In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we discuss political theorist Benjamin Barber’s book If Mayors Ruled the World. The book outlines Barber’s hypothesis that cities are in better position to solve some global problems. Can cities provide the leadership that nations states used…