UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


June 11, 2012
Public policy professors Mark A.R. Kleiman and Mark Peterson took part in a panel discussion sponsored by Zócalo Public Square on the lasting influence of James Q. Wilson on crime prevention and community development.


May 31, 2012
Jonathan Fielding, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health and a professor in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at UCLA, discussed policy approaches to improve public health in a UCLA Luskin lecture Thursday. 
May 31, 2012
Public policy professor Mark A.R. Kleiman contributed to a debate hosted on The New York Times' website regarding drug control policy in South America.
May 30, 2012
Michael Dukakis – the former Massachusetts governor, onetime Democratic presidential nominee and, for the past 17 years, a visiting professor of public policy at UCLA Luskin – was the subject of an op-ed interview by Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison.Between sharing his opinion on the economic turmoil in Europe, the Citizens United Supreme Court case and the electoral college, Dukakis offered advice to those who would seek public office.
May 25, 2012
David Tran MPP/MD (2014), is the lead author of a new study indicating that online social networking sights may trigger relapse in adolescents in substance abuse treatment programs.
May 25, 2012
UCLA Luskin students and faculty gathered Thursday to celebrate one of the school's signature attributes: UCLA Luskin’s Annual Fellowship Reception to honor donors and celebrate the achievements of more than 100 fellowship students. At a reception drawing more than 100 guests, students mingled with donors – including the school's benefactors, Meyer and Renee Luskin – and shared stories of their achievements and scholarly ambitions.
May 23, 2012
L.A. City Controller and UCLA alumna Wendy Greuel will address graduating students in social welfare, urban planning and public policy at UCLA Luskin's 2012 Commencement Ceremony. In announcing the event, Dean Frank Gilliam, Jr., called Greuel "a champion for public policy issues including public health initiatives, school reform programs, crime reduction measures, public transportation, and efforts to rebuild the city’s infrastructure."


December 10, 2011
Allen J. Scott, Distinguished Professor in the departments of Public Policy and Geography, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Jena in Germany for "outstanding work in social science and his contributions to urban theory."Read UCLA Today storyRead more about Professor Scott


November 29, 2011
Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has been appointed to the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ), a standing committee within the National Research Council (NRC).Kleiman, an expert on crime policy, was appointed to a two-year term beginning January 1, 2012, and is among six new members of the board approved for membership by Ralph J. Cicerone, Chairman of the national Research Council. Professor Kleiman also was recently named a National Institute of Justice Visiting Fellow.
November 28, 2011
Public Policy alumna Veronica Melvin has been named president and CEO of LA’s Promise, a nonprofit organization focusing on education, health and social outcomes for young people in South Los Angeles. Melvin, who most recently served as chief operating officer of Communities for Teaching Excellence in Los Angeles, begins her new post this month. Previously, she served as executive director of the Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) for many years.