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In Pursuit of Misdemeanor Justice

UCLA Luskin researchers Michael Stoll and Michael Lens, selected for nationwide Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice, will focus on Los Angeles
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L.A.’s Economic Slide: A Who-Done-It Written Over Several Decades

UCLA Luskin professor Michael Storper and former county supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky unravel the past and future of the city at Town Hall Los Angeles gathering
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A Case of Arrested Development

UCLA faculty members join the discussion on an upcoming city ballot measure that could block big development projects in Los Angeles for two years
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Luskin Lecture Peers Into Future of an Aging America

AARP’s Jo Ann Jenkins urges society to ‘disrupt aging’ with a fresh outlook on the nation’s increasingly older population — and how society must change as a result
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2017 Gilliam Winners Tackle Issues of Inequality

Recipients tell how the Franklin D. Gilliam Social Justice Award will benefit and create opportunities for their research projects
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Power and Powerlessness in Social Work

UCLA Luskin professor and alumna receive Social Science Review’s 2017 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for social welfare research on professional power relations
  1. Luskin Innovators: Chasing Water

    February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Water scarcity is intensifying around the world, with dire consequences. Water expert Brian Richter argues that sustainable water sharing can only happen through open, democratic dialogue and local collective action.
  2. Coffee & Talks with Author, Brian McCabe

    February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Join us for a talk with Brian McCabe about his book on the challenges associated with a commitment to homeownership.
  3. Day of Remembrance 75th Anniversary: Executive Orders Disrupting Lives

    February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Join us to mark the passage of 75 years since the signing of executive order 9066, the action by President Roosevelt that led to the incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
  4. First Fridays: Urban Planning Mixer – DTLA

    March 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
    Every month, urban planning alumni, students, faculty & staff get together to grab coffee & catch up.
  5. PPASS: Frederico Finan

    March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
    Speaker: Frederico Finan Associate Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
  6. UCLA Luskin Alumni Regional Reception – Washington, DC

    March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Alumni from the departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning are all invited to meet the new dean in the nation's capital and catch up with colleagues & classmates.

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