UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

June

June 29, 2010
Could the counter-narcotics efforts of U.S. forces and their allies in Afghanistan actually make the insurgency worse? 
June 21, 2010
Four big California public employee unions -- including firefighters and highway patrol officers -- would roll back their pensions under a deal struck this week with the governor. The compromise comes at a time when public sector unions are increasingly under pressure to make sacrifices to help state and local governments balance their budgets.  KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny hosted Professor Daniel J.B.

March

March 24, 2010
 Professor Mark Peterson of the Department of Public Policy provided analysis of the historic passage of the week's health care reform bill; he was featured on "Midmorning" with Kerri Miller on Minnesota Public Radio (along with David Drucker, staff writer for Roll Call; and Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women).The following is an excerpt from the hour-long program:
March 24, 2010
The School of Public Affairs congratulates Professor Amy Zegart on her recent appointment to the FBI Intelligence Analysts Association (IAA) external advisory board. In this role, she will provide advice and assistance to the FBI IAA to advance the interests of the FBI’s intelligence analysts in an effort to increase our national security.

February

February 16, 2010
The latest volume of the UCLA School of Public Affairs' annual state policy report, "California Policy Options 2010," brings together perspectives and analysis on some of the most difficult issues facing the state, including the downward spiral of the state budget and dysfunction in governmental processes, as well as longer-term challenges involving income distribution, greenhouse gas emissions and public transportation. The report provides a snapshot of current interrelated policy problems though in-depth case studies and includes examinations of:
February 11, 2010
Chancellor Emeritus Albert Carnesale has been selected to serve on a high-level national commission that will study and make recommendations for developing a safe, long-term solution to the serious problem of managing the nation's nuclear waste.    President Obama directed the U.S.

January

January 21, 2010
The country’s leading researchers on climate change came to Westwood recently to give the public a chance to learn a
January 20, 2010
Recently returning from the international conference in Copenhagen on climate change, two public policy students, Alexa Engleman (JD/MPP) and Dustin Maghamfar (JD/MPP) along with four of their Law School classmates were commended by the Los Angeles City Council for their work in developing recommendations for the City of Los Angeles.  These recommendations will be used in the City's advocacy initiatives for state and national legislation to reduce global warming. As reported in the Daily Bruin: