UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


December 03, 2013
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer Jennifer Larr grew up in Orange County, graduated with a Master of Public Policy from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, and today calls the Southland home. However, it was the time she spent in places far removed from Southern California’s sun-drenched beaches that made her the woman she is today.


November 26, 2013
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer Recent Public Policy graduate Matt Levin and his research co-author Sarah Bohn visited the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs last week to present data and conclusions from the 2011 California Poverty Measure.
November 25, 2013
For the second straight year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs led all university teams in fundraising for the United Way's HomeWalk this past weekend in downtown Los Angeles.The Luskin School raised over $12,000 for the annual event, which aims to end homelessness in LA. As a group, Team UCLA Luskin was in the top-10 of group fundraisers as the HomeWalk event raised close to $425,000.
November 14, 2013
Former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department William J. Bratton is our latest in the series, "The Art of Leadership."  
November 13, 2013
Public Policy professor Mark Kleiman is the main character in a lengthy article in the Nov. 18, 2013, edition of The New Yorker covering Washington state's plans for legalizing marijuana.
November 12, 2013
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer  Former Los Angeles police chief William J. Bratton kicked off the new academic year's UCLA Luskin Lecture Series last week with a speech that highlighted the ability of the police to be a force for positive social change. 


October 31, 2013
 By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer “It all started with one conversation,” explained Wendy Greuel, former Los Angeles City Controller, proud UCLA graduate and founder of the UCLA Luskin School's annual City Hall Day.
October 30, 2013
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer As a student, concepts are reinforced by numbers and statistics, theories and ideas. Learning comes in the form of lecture halls and textbooks with names from a distant country or an even more distant past. For Public Policy alum Zahir Janmohamed, however, discovering firsthand the human stories lying dormant behind textbook accounts is the key to understanding the issues of today.
October 28, 2013
Did You Know? ...William Martin, a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, is currently one of 17 Diplomats in Residence at universities across the U.S., with a posting at UCLA Luskin.In this video feature, we look at Martin's role here at UCLA Luskin and his insight into his previous appointments and experiences. To see all of our Did You Know? videos, please visit our YouTube page. 
October 25, 2013
Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy Fernando Torres-Gil has been named the recipient of the 2013 "Legacy of Leadership" award from the White House Fellows Foundation & Association and received his award on Friday, Oct. 25.Torres-Gil, a former chair of the Social Welfare department and director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging, served as a White House Fellow in 1978-79.