UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


March 05, 2014
On Friday, Feb. 28, 24 students from all of UCLA Luskin's academic departments traveled to City Hall for a day of briefings and interviews on the topic of "Can green technology help drive L.A.'s economy?". The students gained experience in what it takes to make government work, and the city leaders benefited from the students' new ideas and inspiration.Follow the action through the Storify thread below. 
March 03, 2014
New research from a team led by Public Policy research professor Arleen Leibowitz shows that local health jurisdictions were able to maintain HIV testing near to pre-recession levels despite a substantial reduction in funding during California's budget 2009 crisis. 


February 26, 2014
By Stan PaulFrom President Obama and the Pope to venture capitalists and billionaires, “everyone is talking about inequality,” said Northeastern University professor Barry Bluestone in his Feb. 25 talk at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. “This is new,” he added.
February 24, 2014
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer Learning can come in many forms, including class lectures, discussions and research, but the first Global Public Affairs salon aimed to combine these forms into one engaging multi-departmental, student-faculty discussion.
February 24, 2014
Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht has published a new book. "The Social Lives of Forests," co-edited by Hecht, Kathleen D. Morrison of the University of Chicago and Christine Padoch of the Center for International Forestry Research in Indonesia, will be released in early March.With 28 chapters in five parts, the book takes a comprehensive look at humanity's multidimensional relationships with forests and woodlands. From the publisher:
February 21, 2014
Social Welfare professor Ian Holloway has been awarded two grants to study sexual risk behavior among populations of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Los Angeles County and the Dominican Republic.
February 20, 2014
Prior to delivering her Luskin Lecture and receiving the UCLA Medal in January, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke about the qualities that make good leaders -- both today and in the future.
February 19, 2014
View a PDF of this postingThe Department of Public Policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a part-time lecturer position (Non-Senate) with primary responsibility for teaching an introductory undergraduate course in Public Policy for Summer Session 2014. The six-week terms include Summer Session A (June 23-August 1, 2014) and Summer Session C (August 4 1-September 12, 2014). 
February 18, 2014
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer Public Policy student Janine Berridge’s journey has taken her around the world, but along the way she’s achieved an impressive list of accomplishments — both in the workforce and as a master of public policy candidate at UCLA Luskin.


January 31, 2014
Mark Peterson, an expert in health care policy and a longtime watcher of efforts to reform medical insurance in the U.S., spoke to an exclusive group of UCLA Luskin friends at a Dean's Associates Salon a few weeks after the Affordable Care Act's coverage began to become active.UCLA Luskin student writer Max Wynn sent this postcard from the evening.