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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Cody Reneau, a Master of Public Policy student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is the latest in our "Leaders at Luskin" video series.Reneau has earned a Rosenfield Fellowship which has allowed him to work at Los Angeles City Hall in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office in the Performance Management Unit.After an internship and a two-year job in Washington D.C. Cody returned to California to earn his degree and has been a Leader at Luskin.