Dr. Aurora P. Jackson, a professor of Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, was named to the Academic Advisory Board of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, it was announced this week.Jackson joins a group of board members who will assist in the transformaton of the Arizona safety net, advising the agency in an effort to overhaul the system of benefits, good and services that serves nearly two million people in the state.
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.
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.
Helping the city, the state and the world.
That’s how Dr. Jorja Leap views three new appointments
bestowed upon her.
Leap, a Social Welfare faculty member and a well-known gang
expert, has recently been tapped to bring her expertise to three different avenues
to help evaluate gangs in Los Angeles, the state of California, and in Glasgow,
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.
In our latest segment in the "Did You Know?" series, we feature former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, who teaches a Public Policy course at UCLA Luskin. The course, titled "Institutional Leadership and the Public Manager" is available for UCLA Luskin students during Winter quarter. Dukakis has taught at the School since 1991.
The California Transportation Foundation released its annual awards on Wednesday, naming ACCESS Magazine, housed inside the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, as its Organization of the Year.
The magazine reports on research funded by the University of California Transportation Center.