UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

September

September 16, 2011
While hundreds of thousands of Somalis suffer from a drought-caused famine, most aid from agencies continues to be blocked by militants in that country. However, unlike the 1990s, international military intervention doesn’t work and does not have much support, according to experts. A 2010 Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) report by UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MPP alumna Bronwyn Bruton is cited in the Sept. 15 New York Times, in which she is quoted.
September 14, 2011
Laura Pryor, a second-year Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has been accepted into the Graduate Evaluation Diversity Internship (GEDI) program of the American Evaluation Association.

August

August 30, 2011
  To local foundation leader Sushma Raman, the power of public policy to influence positive social change is no secret. Nor is the power of a dollar to multiply many times over in benefits to communities when invested in policy advocacy.
August 16, 2011
In the August 10 edition of UCLA News Week, professor of public policy Mark Kleiman talks about his new book Drugs and Drug Policy, and shares his thoughts on why rethinking drug policy could lead to lower drug use and drug-related crime.
August 16, 2011
 Professor Gary Orfield, who holds a primary faculty appointment in Education and a secondary faculty appointment in Urban Planning, was featured in a recent issue of UCLA Today.
August 15, 2011
POSITION: Associate Director of MSW Education is eligible for appointment to the Academic Coordinator series.

July

July 28, 2011
With notices blaring from freeways and media outlets to "stay home," Angelenos took note of the 405 closure dubbed "Carmageddon."  This temporary closure of a portion of the 405 freeway between the 10 and 101 freeways caught the attention of not only locals but the nation as whole.  Slighted to be a comedic bit of conversation to some, Carmageddon reignited the discussion on projects to freeway infrastructure, highlighting 1950s designs, funding issues, and growing transportation demands.  Many shared notable undertakings such as Boston's Big Dig or the Bay Bridge sectional r