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  • From climate change to police shootings, policy students tackle urgent issues

    During the year-long Policy Analysis Practicum, USC’s Master of Public Policy students served as consultants for professional organizations addressing today’s most urgent crises — from unemployment to rising sea levels to officer-involved shootings. For each practicum project, small teams of MPP students from the Price School of Public Policy analyzed key policy questions for high-profile […]

  • Professor Currid-Halkett’s book tackles ‘inconspicuous consumption’

    In her latest book, The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class, which launched in launched June 8 with a book signing in New York City, Professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett identifies a new elite class that is defined by cultural capital rather than by income bracket — people who practice “inconspicuous consumption,” finding […]

  • SCI instructor Ehsan Zaffar joins Council on Foreign Relations

    Ehsan Zaffar, an instructor with the USC CREATE Homeland Security Center, USC Price Safe Communities Institute, and frequent speaker at the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance, has been invited to join the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. CFR is a nonpartisan think tank specializing in foreign policy and international affairs.

  • New social justice courses advocate cultural competency, challenge assumptions

    To position USC Price at the forefront of advancing social justice through producing culturally competent professionals, USC Price School of Public added three new courses for the 2016-17 academic year: Social Justice in Public Policy and Urban Planning (PPD 300) taught by Professor LaVonna Lewis; Race, Arts and Placemaking (PPD 499) instructed by Associate Professor […]

  • Planning students earn national APA award for community outreach

    The USC Price School of Public Policy’s Associated Students of Planning and Development (ASPD) received a national distinction, winning the 2017 Outstanding Planning Student Organization award in the category of community outreach for its Planning for College program. The award is presented by the American Planning Association’s Student Representatives Council.

  • Nonprofit grad dedicated to engaging, supporting immigrant communities

    Melody Klingenfuss entered the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management program knowing exactly what she wanted to get out of it, down to the organization at which she wanted to work. After completing a college internship with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), she found […]

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