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.
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.
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.
Vicky Hsu is a first-year Master of Public Policy student who ran on the cross country team while completing her undergraduate degree at MIT. The Seattle native ran the Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing about a half-hour before two bombs changed the race forever.I was with my boyfriend, Matt, and my friend from MIT, Bonnie, and we were in the family meeting area in Copley Square. I had actually wanted to go back and watch the other runners, because people were cheering for me and I wanted to do the same.
Established in 1997, the Senior Fellows program pairs community leaders with UCLA Luskin School students in a mentorship role. This allows the students from all three departments - Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning - an inside look at careers in the public interest.This video gives an inside look at the students and mentors who have helped shape this program.
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Despite the rigorous analysis and data research that think tanks
generate to support certain policy actions, government bodies rarely heed
recommendations, especially in African nations.
So it speaks volumes that UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs alum Chris
Odell, (Public Policy, 2011), while working for Innovations for Poverty Action, was able to provide technical assistance to the Kenyan government.
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy is the UCLA Luskin School's latest featured speaker in the ongoing "The Art of Leadership" video series.Deasy speaks about the important characteristics needed to be a leader, what the future of leadership holds and gives advice that can help shape tomorrow's leaders.
Manisha Shah joined the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as an assistant professor of Public Policy earlier this year. Shah is a development economist whose primary research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of applied microeconomics, health, and development.
Brad Rowe is a Master of Public Policy student, graduating in June. An actor and an activist, Rowe received a Rosenfield Fellowship and is working at United Way Los Angeles. Rowe, an accomplished actor who has been in over 70 film and television titles, traveled to Haiti to work with the J/P Haitian Relief Organization in 2013. He has also directed and produce documentaries that have featured Bill Clinton, Condeleezza Rice, Bill Gates and many others.
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.