Wander (MURP ’12) has been selected by the Board of Regents of
the Eno Center for Transportation to participate in the 20th annual
Eno Leadership Development Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, to be
held June 3-7, will provide a first-hand look at how transportation policy is
developed and implemented. Wander will meet with top government officials, leaders
of associations, and members of Congress and their staff.
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, joined an international group of scholars this month in Japan at the one-year memorial of the country’s earthquake and tsunami disaster of last March.
Gilliam traveled to Tohoku University, a Japanese national university in Sendai, to attend the Forum for International Research Collaboration, the first step toward international research and collaboration in the field of disaster sciences.
Reflecting on his visit to Japan, Dean Gilliam wrote the following:
Fernando Torres-Gil, chair of the UCLA Department of Social
Welfare, will appear in KCET’s latest feature series titled, Your Turn To Care. The four-part series,
which will be launched nationally on March 7, focuses on the emotional aspect
of being a caregiver and how families are impacted.
Dr. Albert Carnesale, UCLA professor of Public Policy and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was
part of a Blue Ribbon Commission that recently released its final report
on “America’s Nuclear Future.”
The commission, co-chaired by former U.S. Congressman Lee H.
Hamilton and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, was tasked by
Energy Secretary Steven Chu with devising a new strategy for managing the
nation’s sizable and growing inventory of nuclear waste.
The Regional Studies Association (RSA), the leading international learned society in the field of regional studies, has opened a new U.S. Project Office in collaboration with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
UCLA Urban Planning professor and chair, Lois Takahashi, who is also affiliated with the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, has been appointed to lead a team of two, Dr, Beth Tamayose and Taner Osman in a project including the mapping of regional studies and science in North America.
The UCLA Juvenile Justice & Reentry Project has released a policy brief on California Senate Bill 9 (the California Fair Sentencing for Youth Act)."We believe that SB9 constitutes a modest proposal that upholds public accountability, while also providing a chance for those who committed crimes when they were young to show personal growth and change, and for the State of California to assert itself as a responsible steward of its future," write the authors, Laura S. Abrams, Ph.D., and Alea Bell.
Harvard Law School Professor Charles J. Ogletree launched the new UCLA Luskin Lecture Series with a stirring address that wove personal, political, and historical themes of the African American civil rights movement before an audience of more than 250 people at the California African American Museum on February 16.
Urban Planning Professor and Luskin School of Public Affairs Associate Dean Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris was interviewed on KCET Departures, an an online documentary series mapping Los Angeles
neighborhoods through interactive portraits. Loukaitou-Sideris, an expert on public space and author of Sidewalks: Conflict
and Negotiation over Public Space (MIT Press, 2009) comments that: