On Friday, June 10, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs held its annual commencement ceremony at UCLA Royce Hall. Students from the departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning were recognized for their academic achievements, as well as being the first graduating class of the newly named UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs.
U.S. Congresswoman Jane Harman, director, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, provided the event's main address.
Recent governmental efforts to
limit undocumented immigrants’ rights echo earlier attempts to do the same,
while violating Constitutional guarantees and national values and sending a
“dehumanizing” message, according to a prominent civil-rights attorney.
Documentary filmmaker Larry Adelman opened his remarks on a panel about health inequalities by emphasizing why the subject matters for him personally.
The issue is “not just that the rich on average will live more than six years longer in the United States than the poor,” he said. “Even middle-class white folks like me can expect to die two to three years sooner than the affluent. So this is about all of us, not just about the poor.”
WASHINGTON — Warning that the risk of dangerous climate change impacts is growing with every ton of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere, a National Research Council committee today reiterated the pressing need for substantial action to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare to adapt to its impacts. The nation's options for responding to the risks posed by climate change are analyzed in a new report and the final volume in America's Climate Choices, a series of studies requested by Congress.
According to two new policy briefs from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, the majority of state residents likely to be eligible for federally mandated health insurance coverage initiatives in California in 2014 are also those who may be least likely to excessively use costly health services: men, singles and those of working age.
Amy Zegart, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Public Policy Professor and National Security Expert speaks with KTLA News; “What bin Laden's Death Means to Fight on Terror” You can watch this video clip @ http://bit.ly/loJB28
Why has California seemingly become ungovernable? And what can and should be done about it? Those concerns were tackled in “The People’s Will: Reforming the Way We Govern California.” The UCLA Roundtable Discussion featured Andreas Kluth, U.S. West coast correspondent for The Economist magazine, and a panel of California experts.
Former UCLA Chancellor Charles E. Young recently outlined how California and the University of California arrived at the current budget crisis, and suggested that the path to economic stability for UC lies in a modified form of privatization on which it already has embarked to some degree.