UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


June 06, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer How would you use $100,000 to shape the future of Los Angeles?My LA2050 challenged Angelenos to submit their most innovative and creative ways to tackle Los Angeles’ biggest problems and gave 10 winners $100,000 to make it happen. An impressive number of UCLA Luskin alumni made the list.
June 05, 2013
On Tuesday evening, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs held an event to launch Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht's new book The Scramble for the Amazon and the Lost Paradise of Euclides da Cunha.Hecht, who was preceeded onstage by Brazilian Consul General Bruno Rísios Bath, spoke to a full room about her book and then signed copies and spoke with guests during a reception. For more information about Hecht's new book, see the Q&A she did with UCLA Luskin.


May 31, 2013
On Tuesday, June 4 the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will host a book release and signing for Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht to debut her new book The Scramble for the Amazon and the Lost Paradise of Euclides da Cunha. 
May 24, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer  When Urban Planning students Chelsea Richer, Benton Heimsath and Carole Turley applied for an Eisenhower fellowships they were far from sure they would actually get one.
May 22, 2013
Fred Ali, the President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' commencement ceremony on Friday, June 14.
May 20, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student WriterCharisma Acey MPP '98 UP Ph.D. '09 has been hard at work putting her knowledge to the test.After being one of the first people to graduate from UCLA’s public policy program, Acey was posted to Zimbabwe as part of Catholic Relief Services, an official international humanitarian agency in the U.S. During her stay, she was involved primarily in development work, specifically that of human rights programming, micro financing and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
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.