We are pleased to announce our new USC graduate level course, Seaport Policy and Management. Launched this fall and taught by Dr. Geraldine Knatz, former CEO of the Port of Los Angeles, the purpose of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to the vital role that seaports play in accommodating world trade. After reviewing the historical development of seaports and the public trust doctrine, this course will examine various pattens of port governance found around the world and how those governance patterns can affect port operations, management and business success. Students learn about U.S. trade policies and the role of various international maritime bodies. National and local governments that regulate or influence ports and the movement of goods are also discussed. The course is cross listed with both the Policy and Engineering Schools, and is open to graduate students of all disciplines.