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.
UCLA Luskin congratulated the graduating class of 2014 this morning, welcoming 51 Public Policy students, 93 Social Welfare students, and 71 Urban and Regional Planning students into the ranks of its alumni during a ceremony at Royce Hall. Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., quoted the recently departed author Maya Angelou in his opening address to the assembled students, faculty, staff and friends of the School. “‘You can only become truly accomplished at something you love,’” Dean Gilliam said. “‘Don’t make money your goal.’
Fernando M. Torres-Gil, Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy and director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging, was recently published as a contributing author of the book: The Upside of Aging: How Long Life is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose.This book, a collaboration between renowned thought-leaders in the subject and Milken Institute President Paul H.
Autonomous vehicles are the talk of the town, especially
since Google hosted its first-ever media
event showcasing its “self-driving car” earlier this week. But while Google
is demonstrating that the technology for autonomous cars exists, the question of
By Adeney Zo, UCLA Luskin Student WriterUCLA Luskin student Sandeep Prasanna (JD/MPP ‘15) was recently awarded the DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowship, a prestigious scholarship program for graduate students in international affairs, which traditionally has been awarded to students in East Coast institutions. Prasanna was one of 10 students nationwide to win the fellowship following a rigorous interview process.
In a new discussion paper for the Brookings
Institute/Hamilton Project by Public Policy professor Michael A. Stoll and
Steven Raphael of the University of California Berkeley, suggest that there is
room to reduce U.S. incarceration rates without significantly impacting crime.
As part of a newly expanded focus on the structure and administration of digitally enabled urban environments, UCLA Luskin held a two-day conference April 24-25 titled "Who Owns the Digital City?". Scholars, entrepreneurs and activists came to campus to explore innovations and share knowledge on digitally empowered publics, tackling questions of ownership, service, participation, equity and justice in equal measure.