UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

April

April 02, 2013
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy is the UCLA Luskin School's latest featured speaker in the ongoing "The Art of Leadership" video series.Deasy speaks about the important characteristics needed to be a leader, what the future of leadership holds and gives advice that can help shape tomorrow's leaders.

March

March 27, 2013
Manisha Shah joined the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as an assistant professor of Public Policy earlier this year. Shah is a development economist whose primary research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of applied microeconomics, health, and development.
March 26, 2013
Brad Rowe is a Master of Public Policy student, graduating in June. An actor and an activist, Rowe received a Rosenfield Fellowship and is working at United Way Los Angeles. Rowe, an accomplished actor who has been in over 70 film and television titles, traveled to Haiti to work with the J/P Haitian Relief Organization in 2013. He has also directed and produce documentaries that have featured Bill Clinton, Condeleezza Rice, Bill Gates and many others.  
March 22, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer “What kind of America do you want?” This was the question posed by A. Barry Rand at the latest UCLA Luskin Lecture Series event. Rand is the CEO of AARP, the world's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals over the age of 50.
March 21, 2013
In our latest segment in the "Did You Know?" series, we feature former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, who teaches a Public Policy course at UCLA Luskin. The course, titled "Institutional Leadership and the Public Manager" is available for UCLA Luskin students during Winter quarter. Dukakis has taught at the School since 1991. 
March 18, 2013
Fernando Torres-Gil, a professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will be leading a one-day symposium later this week  to focus on pressing issues related to aging. Several topics to be discussed include current and past demographic trends, issues of diversity in aging, and the implications of the aging of baby boomers and Mexican-Americans in the U.S.
March 15, 2013
Nearly two years after Meyer and Renee Luskin’s transformative gift, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will change its website URL to match the name of the School. Starting March 25, the UCLA Luskin School can be found online at luskin.ucla.edu. This new URL will be the basis for many different administrative units at UCLA that have benefitted from the generosity from Luskins.
March 11, 2013
Brad Rowe, a Master of Public Policy student, traveled to Haiti earlier this year to perform work with J/P Haitian Relief Organization. He wrote the following blog about his experience.Part 1 Just 600 Miles from Miami
March 07, 2013
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa focuses on a topic that is important to all involved at UCLA Luskin: leadership.Prior to speaking at the latest Luskin Lecture Series, Villaraigosa took some time to discuss his thoughts on leadership, advice he would have given himself and what to expect from future leaders.
March 07, 2013
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent John Deasy made an impassioned case for improving public education in Los Angeles at the latest UCLA Luskin Lecture Series event on Wednesday night. The event – coming the day after city elections that narrowed the field of mayoral hopefuls and saw nearly $6 million in outside spending on races for three school board seats – served as a chance for Villaraigosa and Deasy to chart a course for the next administration. Villaraigosa's final term ends June 30.