UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

May

May 22, 2013
Fred Ali, the President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' commencement ceremony on Friday, June 14.
May 20, 2013
Public Policy student Asma Men recently went to Seattle to participate in an elite panel. This is her first person account of the adventure.“What do you think about being on a panel for an upcoming Asian and Pacific Islander symposium in Seattle?” asked Professor Paul Ong from UCLA Luskin's Urban Planning Department. I wanted to jump out of excitement, but told myself to remain calm and professional as I answered him, “Sure. What is it about?”  I was still in disbelief.
May 20, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student WriterCharisma Acey MPP '98 UP Ph.D. '09 has been hard at work putting her knowledge to the test.After being one of the first people to graduate from UCLA’s public policy program, Acey was posted to Zimbabwe as part of Catholic Relief Services, an official international humanitarian agency in the U.S. During her stay, she was involved primarily in development work, specifically that of human rights programming, micro financing and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
May 14, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student WriterLouise McCarthy MPP ’04 is making waves in the vast sea of healthcare reform.She is currently the President & CEO of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), where she represents the interests of L.A.-area community clinics and health centers and those they serve. 
May 10, 2013
Lindsay Miracle, a second-year Public Policy student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is our latest Leader at Luskin.Miracle has done a lot in her two years as a Public Policy student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She has interned in Africa, helped organize a trip to Japan and heads several groups and organizations. Watch her story below. 
May 10, 2013
On Friday, Public Policy professor Arleen Leibowitz hosted International Fellows from the National Defense University's, representing over 50 countries at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
May 09, 2013
Did you know that a group of over 20 UCLA Luskin students from the Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments recently traveled to Japan to learn about international policy? They are the latest feature in our ongoing "Did You Know?" series. 
May 02, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer You constantly hear of the major challenges plaguing the current U.S. healthcare system. But what you often don’t hear are the innovative strides underway to propel the country towards sustainable and improved patient-centered care. Andrea Sorensen, a 2012 Public Policy graduate of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is amidst this world of change.

April

April 24, 2013
Bike highways, dense walkable cities and a policy focus on improving the quality of life are lessons two UCLA Luskin School students learned while on exchange programs in Europe.  Eric Johnson and India Brookover, both Masters of Urban Planning students, spent the Fall quarter at Sciences Po in Paris and Hertie School of Governance Berlin respectively. In all, six UCLA Luskin students studied abroad in Paris and Berlin during the Fall term: Brookover, Johnson, and Public Policy students Yang Chen, Jared Erwin, Huatian Li and Lingxi Liu.
April 22, 2013
Last week the Public Policy department celebrated its 15-year anniversary in an evening celebration at Los Angeles City Hall.Rusty Bailey, the new Mayor of Riverside and a 1999 UCLA Luskin School graduate, was awarded as the Alumnus of the Year. The video details Bailey's award and looks at the night and ability for students and alums to network together.