UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


May 09, 2013
Did you know that a group of over 20 UCLA Luskin students from the Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments recently traveled to Japan to learn about international policy? They are the latest feature in our ongoing "Did You Know?" series. 
May 07, 2013
The way that Katherine Perez-Estolano fills out her calendar, it’s a wonder that she was able to accept a high-profile seat on the High Speed Rail Authority board. In fact, when offered the position two years ago, the UCLA Luskin School graduate had to decline. “I came to the conclusion that two years ago, it wasn’t the best timing,” Perez-Estolano said. “I was starting my business and you have to contribute a good deal of your personal time and be committed” to be on the board.


April 25, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer I know women were not born afraid, that it is a social construction, yet sometimes it can feel that way. I cannot remember a time when I felt safe at every moment. From walking through a dimly lit area, hearing catcalls while running, or riding public transit late at night, women and girls are taught to always be alert because of potential circumstances beyond our control. Frankly it is very disempowering.
April 24, 2013
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.
April 15, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Drug deals, litter, Jack and the Box and freeways were common themes in Elara High School students’ drawings of their East Los Angeles community. The exercise was part of the first-ever Urban Planning Youth Empowerment Conference at UCLA on Friday, April 12. The Planners of Color for Social Equity (PCSE), a group formed by Urban Planning students, created the event and hope to continue it annually.
April 12, 2013
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.
April 08, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Taking public transportation with an energetic, rambunctious child is hard enough.Now, imagine that child has autism.The condition brings another set of challenges for caretakers, many of which are not understood.
April 02, 2013
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.


March 22, 2013
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.
March 15, 2013
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.