UCLA School of Public Affairs Senior Fellow Steve Soboroff was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Times on his planned departure as chairman and chief executive of Playa Vista, the planned community near Marina del Rey.
For her work to help refugee survivors of torture through service and advocacy on their behalf, NASW named S. Megan Berthold its 2009 Social Worker of the Year.
UCLA MSW students meet with California legislators in Sacramento to advocate for assembly and senate bills affecting the state's most vulnerable populations at the NASW Legislative Days, 2010. Follow their blog here.
From the L.A. Times, a March 25 opinion piece by James L. Sweeney and Matthew E. Kahn.
The Varshney/Tootelian analysis, often cited by foes of AB 32, overestimates the law's costs by a factor of 10. It also excludes the value of energy savings and neglects the effects of innovation.
On March 11, 2010, Dean Frank Gilliam moderated a discussion with the authors of the nonfiction bestseller, "Game Change," hosted by the organization Artists and Athletes Alliance at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Public Policy Alumni, Manan Trivedi, has made a bold move to challenge national Democrat, Doug Pike, in the run for a Southern Pennsylvania House of Representatives seat. Given two strong endorsements, Trivedi is gaining potential to upset Pike. More about the race and Trivedi's run can be found here.
The FBI's Intelligence Analysts Association (FBI IAA) selected Public Policy Professor Amy Zegart to join their external advisory board. With the position, Zegart will make several suggestion in regarding the improvement of the FBI IAA and their activities.