Foreign Service Officer Michelle G. Los Banos
will serve as UCLA’s new Diplomat in Residence for the 2014 – 2016 academic
years. She was appointed by the U.S. Department of State to serve as Diplomat
in Residence for Southern California and Hawaii and will be housed in the UCLA
Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Public Policy professor Mark Kleiman has been named one of Politico Magazine's "Politico 50," which is the political magazine's list of the most interesting "thinkers, doers and dreamers who really matter in this age of gridlock and dysfunction."
Tune in to the Oprah Winfrey Network on Monday nights and
you might see Public Policy alumna Snejana
Daily (MPP ’12) building a house in post-earthquake Haiti, working on a
community center in a war-torn Colombia neighborhood, or digging water wells in
a Tanzanian village – all part of a new show called “Operation Change.”
The UCLA community is remembering longtime professor and administrator Andrea Rich, who passed away July 28. Rich played a key role in the university's 1994 Professional Schools Restructuring Initiative, which led to the creation of the Department of Public Policy and the unit that would become the Luskin School of Public Affairs.“She was a person of great integrity, strength, leadership and resilience,” founding dean Archie Kleingartner told the UCLA Newsroom. “She provided a very high level of leadership.”
A new working paper from Public Policy associate professor Manisha Shah and her co-author
Scott Cunningham of Baylor University has made waves in the media for its
groundbreaking research and surprising findings.
Prostitution: Implications for Sexual Violence and Public Health,” explores the
results of seven years in Rhode Island’s history during which indoor
prostitution was unintentionally decriminalized.
Public Policy professor John Villasenor was recently
interviewed by Patt Morrison for her Los Angeles Times column on the topic of cryptocurrencies. In the Q&A, Villasenor answers questions about the efficiencies of
crytpocurrencies like bitcoin, how bitcoin works, and possible implications on
When asked what may
be the most difficult for people to grasp about bitcoin, Villasenor said:
Urban Planning assistant professor Paavo Monkkonen and Public Policy assistant professor Randall Akee have been
Hellman Fellows for demonstrating a capacity for great distinction in their research. There are eleven recipients of the award in total.
Intriligator, a professor of economics, political science and public policy at
UCLA who played an influential role in the establishment of the School of
Public Affairs, died on June 23 after a three-year battle with melanoma.
“All of us at UCLA Luskin are
saddened by Mike’s passing,” Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., said. “He was the
kind of faculty colleague every dean hopes for: thoughtful, courteous, inquisitive,
and immensely dedicated to his field of inquiry. My colleagues and I will miss
By Adeney Zo, UCLA Luskin Student WriterSeven students from all three departments at UCLA Luskin are going abroad this summer to do internships through the Global Public Affairs Initiative’s International Practice Pathway program.