UCLA Luskin public policy student Jennifer Larr and dean Franklin Gilliam, Jr., were featured in a report on NPR's "Morning Edition" about the rise of a new generation of young Americans.
Dubbed the "first globals" by pollster John Zogby, Larr and her fellow students at UCLA Luskin and elsewhere are more likely than previous generations to study abroad, volunteer in international service organizations, build personal social networks that span the globe, and live a more "globally minded" life, NPR reported.
"It's a sea change in orientation," Dean Gilliam told NPR. "They understand this idea of a shared fate, or a linked fate. That somehow, what happens to somebody in Mumbai may have an effect on me in West Los Angeles."
Through a curriculum built on lessons learned around the world—and backed up by practical experience provided by internships, career services and international placement opportunities—UCLA Luskin instills in its students a gobal perspective and recognizes their desire to work in a wide range of geographic and cultural contexts. UCLA Luskin scholars and alumni are recognized for their advocacy and leadership of effective organizations around the globe.