The annual UCLA Luskin Open House took place on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the newly-renovated Commons area on the third floor of the Public Affairs building. The gathering was a great way for public policy, social welfare and urban planning of alumni and current students to mingle and network. Watch a video of the festivities.
Public Policy professor emeritus Arleen Leibowitz has co-authored an editorial in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine advocating that all state Medicaid plans should cover infant male circumcision.
Public Policy professor Mark Kleiman has written a new primer on marijuana policy intended to provide straightforward information about all aspects of the real-life impacts of marijuana legalization–from the public health implications to the expected price of the drug.
UCLA Luskin public policy student Jennifer Larr and dean Franklin Gilliam, Jr., were featured in a report on NPR's "Morning Edition" about the rise of a new generation of young Americans.
Dubbed the "first globals" by pollster John Zogby, Larr and her fellow students at UCLA Luskin and elsewhere are more likely than previous generations to study abroad, volunteer in international service organizations, build personal social networks that span the globe, and live a more "globally minded" life, NPR reported.
Public policy professors Mark A.R. Kleiman and Mark Peterson took part in a panel discussion sponsored by Zócalo Public Square on the lasting influence of James Q. Wilson on crime prevention and community development.
Jonathan Fielding, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health and a professor in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at UCLA, discussed policy approaches to improve public health in a UCLA Luskin lecture Thursday.
Michael Dukakis – the former Massachusetts governor, onetime Democratic presidential nominee and, for the past 17 years, a visiting professor of public policy at UCLA Luskin – was the subject of an op-ed interview by Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison.Between sharing his opinion on the economic turmoil in Europe, the Citizens United Supreme Court case and the electoral college, Dukakis offered advice to those who would seek public office.