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.
In the years just before and during the Great Recession, long-range moves declined but there was a jump in moving locally, according to a research brief by Michael A. Stoll, chair of the Department of Public Policy.
Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis has been teaching at UCLA since 1991. In our ongoing "The Art of Leadership" series, Dukakis speaks about leadership today, who he admired as a leader when he was younger and developing the leaders of tomorrow.For more on leadership at UCLA Luskin, please visit our initiative page, titled "Developing Tomorrow's Leaders" or get involved with our "Leadership Training Programs."
Last week the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs brought current students and alumni together from all three of its departments – Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning – for its first-ever Career Networking Night.The purpose of the event was to connect current students with successful Luskin alums as a way to set up networks in the immediate future, and of course, post-graduation. Outside of Luskin's own online network – Luskin Online – this was the next best thing to bring fellow Luskin members together.
Each year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs holds City Hall Day where graduate students in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning unite to tackle one of Los Angeles' pressing issues.This is the ninth consecutive year the program has taken place and the topic was transportation funding in L.A. Previous topics have included homelessness, housing, job creation and bringing the NFL to L.A.
The recent failure of L.A.'s recent Measure J, which would
have extended the half-cent sales tax approved in 2008 as Measure R for an
additional 30 years, leaves open the question: What is the future of
transportation funding in Los Angeles?