A Look Back at Luskin Summit 2020
Videos from the 2020 virtual Luskin Summit series are in a Showcase on the UCLA Luskin channel on Vimeo.
June 10: Leaders of Los Angeles’ philanthropic community discussed current issues in the city.
May 22: How economic stimulus packages offer opportunity to invest in environmental sustainability-related initiatives. Co-hosted by the Luskin Center for Innovation and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute.
May 20: As anti-immigrant sentiment continues to reverberate, this session focused on Latino community mobilization in the Trump era.
May 15: Faculty affiliated with the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies discussed the evolution of transit and the pandemic’s implications for the weeks, months, and years ahead.
May 13: Laura Abrams, professor and chair of social welfare, spoke with alumni social workers about how the pandemic has affected their work with vulnerable clients and communities.
May 12: In “Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown,” author Jim Newton explores the unconventional arc of former California Gov. Jerry Brown’s career. Newton and Brown discussed Brown’s career, his impact on national politics and his take on the future.
May 7: This discussion focused on housing in the era of coronavirus and how today’s challenges might shape future policy. Co-hosted by the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.
May 4: A session hosted by Professor Ron Avi Astor that discussed how schools can deal with the reality of educating during the COVID-19 crisis in Los Angeles and in countries such as Israel and Chile.
April 30: The Voting Rights Project and the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative at UCLA Luskin led discussion on the importance of vote-by-mail during the 2020 elections.
April 29: Author Geoff Manaugh discussed his forthcoming book on the history and future of quarantine with Assistant Professor Kian Goh of Urban Planning. The book is due out in spring 2021.
April 27: This session focused on opioid users and the structural determinants of health, such as poverty and homelessness, and co-occurring health issues, such as HIV and tobacco use.
April 23: Zev Yaroslavsky revealed the results of the fifth annual Quality of Life Index, highlighting the satisfaction of Los Angeles County residents with their lives across nine categories.
A Look Back at Luskin Summit 2019
On April 24, 2019, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs held the inaugural Luskin Summit. Its theme was “Livable L.A.”
Congresswoman Karen Bass, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011, provided the keynote address. She said that “Democrats and Republicans actually do work together” in the nation’s capital. “We don’t hate each other.”
Providing a framework for the day’s discussions was the unveiling of the fourth Quality of Life Index, a project at UCLA Luskin that is supported by The California Endowment under the direction of longtime Los Angeles political stalwart Zev Yaroslavsky, director of the Los Angeles Initiative. The survey asks county residents to rate their quality of life in a range of categories and to answer questions about important issues facing them and the region.
A panel discussion about civic issues was moderated by Adrienne Alpert of ABC7 in Los Angeles. It featured:
- Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy – Burbank
- Mayor Thomas Small – Culver City
- Mayor James Butts – Inglewood
- Mayor Tim Sandoval – Pomona