UCLA Luskin alums Alexa Delwiche and Clare Fox are working to reshape the food
landscape in Los Angeles.
Both work at the newly formed Los Angeles Food Policy
Council (LAFPC), which was established as the Food Policy Task Force by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2009. The LAFPC is a collaborative
network in Southern California ensuring food is healthy, affordable,
fair and sustainable.
Lee Mackey, who is currently earning his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning and is a 2008 graduate of UCLA Luskin's Public Policy program, was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship earlier this year.
Shakari Byerly, a UCLA Luskin School graduate in Public Policy, was honored last year as “One of the Trailblazers” of 2011 by the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC). The group’s annual Empowerment Banquet serves to acknowledge inspiring women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in Politics, Community Advocacy, Entertainment, the Arts and Next Generation Leadership.
The Association of American Geographers (AAG) will be honoring two faculty members in April at a special awards luncheon in Los Angeles, including the UCLA Luskin School's Urban Planning professor Edward Soja.
David Hume, the 18th century Scottish historian and economist, addressed political disequilibrium throughout the undoubtedly volatile trajectory of England in his extensive book, The History of England. Ranging from Julius Caesar’s invasion to the Revolution of 1688, Hume’s work was seen as the authoritative history of England for nearly a century.
The Social Welfare Department at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs sends its students out to work in the field every year. Many of them work with the homeless and mentally disabled, like Daniel Cha and Maritza Sandoval, who are working with Mental Health America of Los Angeles.This video piece shows what students are doing outside of the classroom and how they are putting into practice what they are learning on their path to the Social Welfare master's degree.