New Hires for 2019

We would like to introduce you to the newest group of students to join the Rose Institute as research assistants: Marshall Arthur Bessey ’23 Marshall is from Darien, Connecticut and plans to major in Government and History. During high school, Marshall gained an interest in politics through the Forum discussion group and the School for… Continue Reading

2019 Rose Institute Application Now Open!

Do you hope to gain experience working in a professional, team-oriented environment during your undergraduate career? Are you interested in working closely with faculty who are leading experts in public policy, conducting research in the areas of fiscal policy, legal analysis, political science, and other areas relating to state and local government? If so, we… Continue Reading

Celebrating Outstanding Seniors 2019

During the late afternoon hours of May 17, a day before graduation, Rose Institute staff, students, friends, and family, gathered to honor this year’s seniors at a “pinning” ceremony.  Director Andrew Busch handed each member of graduating class a pin specially-designed to show the Institute’s gratitude and pride for each student’s accomplishments during their tenure… Continue Reading

Bruno Youn selected to deliver commencement remarks

Last Friday, May 17, the front page of The Los Angeles Times featured a story of one of our research assistants, Bruno Youn, who overcame the difficulties of having autism as a child, was determined as a freshman, and came up being selected by his fellow seniors to deliver this year’s remarks at graduation. Read… Continue Reading

The Press-Enterprise picks up on Census 2020 Report

The Press-Enterprise’s Jeff Horseman wrote an article, Census 2020: Los Angeles County’s Loss Could be the Inland Empire’s Gain in 2021 Redistricting, in response to the recent report published by the Rose Institute titled “Winners and Losers: The 202 Census and California’s 2021 Redistricting.”   Continue Reading

Rose Institute Award given to Zev Yaroslavsky on April 11

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, the Board of Governors of the Rose Institute conferred the Rose Institute Award for Excellence in Public Service to former Los Angeles Board of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky with a reception and dinner held at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.  The event was attended by members of the board, Institute staff… Continue Reading

Melia Wong Selected 2019-2020 Luce Scholar

The Rose Institute congratulates Melia Wong ’19 on her selection as a 2019-2020 Luce Scholar. The Luce Scholars Program was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to help future American leaders gain a better understanding of Asia.  Each year, the program selects a small group of scholars and provides them stipends, language training,… Continue Reading

Time Served White Paper released

Time Served in State Prisons for Serious Offenses 1981-2009  was researched and written by Lane Corrigan’17 and Wesley Whitaker’18 before each graduated.  Since then, the report has gone through some editing by faculty lead and supervisor, Professor Joe Bessette. This report focuses on the severity of the punishment inflicted by measuring the length of time served in state… Continue Reading

Tribal Courts White Papers Released

A Broken Justice System: Examining the Impact of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and Public Law 280 started as a new hire project by Sophia Helland’20. With directions from senior staff, she researched and wrote this paper that aims to examine how the Tribal Law and Order Act has been implemented in California… Continue Reading