About the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)

Established in 2007, the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) is a research unit situated within the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences.

PERE conducts research and facilitates discussions on issues of environmental justice, regional inclusion, and social movement building.  PERE’s work is rooted in the new three R’s: rigor, relevance, and reach.  We conduct high-quality research in our focus areas that is relevant to public policy concerns and that reaches to those directly affected communities that most need to be engaged in the discussion. 

PERE's main project areas are:

Learn about our work on immigrant integration: *Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII).

* Note: As of September 2014, the CSII website has moved to http://dornsife.usc.edu/csii.  Please update your bookmarks and links accordingly. Thanks!

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  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
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  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291