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May 2020

Luskin Summit: Former Gov. Jerry Brown

May 12 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

UCLA Blueprint Editor-in-Chief and book author Jim Newton of the Luskin School and former Gov. Jerry Brown will discuss Brown’s career, his impact on national politics and his take on the future.

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July 2020

COVID-19 and Vulnerable Communities

Jul 1 @ 10:00 am-11:30 am
Virtual, CA United States

"Confronting COVID-19: The Toll of the Virus on L.A.’s Most Vulnerable Communities" is a webinar examining the social, economic and geographic factors that have contributed to the spread of the disease.

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September 2020

Free

Book Talk With Eva Rosen

Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Discussing the successes and failures, and the role vouchers and other forms of housing assistance are playing during the COVID-19 pandemic and looming eviction crisis.

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Live Information Sessions

Sep 29 @ 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

An opportunity for incoming students to connect and ask questions directly of the various service providers on campus. 

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A Conversation with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Sep 29 @ 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla joins Politics Professor Dan Schnur for a conversation about the November 3rd election and 2020 Census.

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B.A. in Public Affairs 2020 Open House

Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Students interested in leadership and social change are encouraged to attend this information session to learn more about the B.A. in Public Affairs.

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October 2020

Civic Space in LA

Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

A discussion of the past, present, and future of LA's civic spaces, including equitable solutions for a healthy city in which all can thrive.

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Luskin Launch Event With Steve Kerr

Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Join us for an invitation-only conversation with the former NBA star and Golden State Warriors coach, who is deeply committed to social justice.

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Pep Rally and Resource Guide

Oct 8
Virtual, CA United States

This virtual event through Oct. 8 is your one-stop-shop for activities, resources and events introducing you to UCLA and the School of Public Affairs.

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Voices of Dissent

Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Political experts Steve Schmidt and Sarah Longwell will discuss what it's like to believe in and promote a conservative agenda in America even when you can't bring yourself to support Donald Trump as president.

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World Order in Transition

Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Join Asia Society Southern California for a discussion with Ambassadors John Emerson and Nina Hachigian for their perspectives on the future of the global economic order. The conversation will be moderated by former ASSC Executive Director and journalist, Jonathan Karp.

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How Will Media Influence the Election?

Oct 27 @ 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Join UCLA Professor Lynn Vavreck as she speaks with moderator Dan Schnur to analyze how candidates are using media sources to replace traditional in-person canvassing, organizing and rallies.

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November 2020

Virtual Resource Fair

Nov 1
Virtual, CA United States

See what the university has to offer, as well as opportunities provided directly from UCLA Luskin, during the Virtual Resource Fair — available until Nov. 1.

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A Conversation with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

Nov 4 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Dean Gary Segura engage in a timely conversation about Becerra's role as the state’s chief law enforcement officer and what Californians should be looking to see in the future to keep their families and communities safe.

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Politics, the Presidency, and the Path Ahead

Nov 10 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Join Neera Tanden, a UCLA alumna and the current president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, for a post-election analysis with Dean Gary Segura of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

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The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics

Nov 18 @ 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Smith College Economics Professor Andrew Zimbalist tackles the claim that cities chosen to host high-profile sporting events such as the Olympic Games and World Cup experience an economic windfall.

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Fall Quarter Town Halls With Dean Segura

Nov 19 @ 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
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One event on Nov 19 at 12:30 pm

Virtual, CA United States

Dean Gary Segura will share updates and answer questions at a series of town halls for undergraduates (Nov. 12), doctoral students (Nov. 18) and master's students (Nov. 19).

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Analyzing the Latino Vote in the 2020 Elections

Nov 24 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

A conversation about the impact of the record Latino voter turnout on key races, particularly in the presidential battleground states, and what it means for future elections.

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December 2020

Crafting a 21st Century Voting Rights Act

Dec 8 @ 10:30 am-Dec 9 @ 2:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Voting rights practitioners, expert witnesses and legal scholars from around the country brainstorm on how to protect the right to vote during the 21st century.

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January 2021

Futures of Social Housing

Jan 15 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

The Institute on Inequality and Democracy hosts an in-depth webinar inspired by a recent white paper calling for the formation of a Social Housing Development Authority.

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Opportunities and Obstacles for Rental Housing Registries

Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Panel includes a California assemblywoman who is working to expand rental housing registries to aid in the enforcement of tenant protections.

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Luskin Summit 2021: Called to Action

Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Anthony Rendon, speaker of the California Assembly, kicks off the 2021 Luskin Summit, a series of webinars focusing on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and other important public policy issues.

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Ethnography to Ethno-Graphic: Representing the Work of the Police

Jan 29 @ 10:00 am-11:40 am
Virtual, CA United States

A discussion led by Didier Fassin, whose research on police work in poor neighborhoods on the outskirts of Paris continues to echo in the public sphere.

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February 2021

LAERI Research & Policy Seminar

Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

The Los Angeles Education Research Institute hosts a presentation and conversation about ensuring the success of a Community Schools model in Los Angeles.

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Transportation Planning & Policy Alumni Career Panel

Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Alumni career panel for Luskin graduate students about transportation policy and planning

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March 2021

Free

Black Mayors and Leadership In the United States

Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and a panel that includes UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge Director Paul Ong will discuss “The Wealth Gap” as part of a virtual series on Black mayors.

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Book Talk Focusing on Mass Incarceration

Mar 11 @ 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Virtual event featuring author Reuben J. Miller, a sociologist studying mass incarceration and former chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago.

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April 2021

Free

Built Environment Vulnerability and COVID-19

Apr 1 @ 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Professor Paul Ong of the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge will examine possible links between infections and the built environment — crowding, household composition, access to open space.

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Homes for All: Building Coalitions for Equitable Planning in L.A.

Apr 9 @ 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Luskin Summit continues with a panel on lessons learned from coalitions across the U.S. that achieved political and legislative wins while strengthening protection for those vulnerable to housing displacement.

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UCLA Luskin Spring Career & Internship Fair 2021

Apr 13 @ 12:15 pm-2:15 pm
Virtual, CA United States

The Luskin career fair is a great opportunity for Luskin graduate students studying urban planning, public policy, and social welfare to engage with employers of interest hiring for full-time roles available for graduating 2nd year students or internship opportunities for 1st year students.

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L.A. County Quality of Life Index

Apr 19 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Luskin Summit 2021 concludes with the sixth annual survey of L.A. County residents on their satisfaction with topics such as cost of living, education, the environment, the economy, race relations and health care.

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CODESWITCH: The Transborder Immigrant Tool

Apr 23 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Join EDT 2.0 for a choral reading of excerpts from “CODESWITCH: The Transborder Immigrant Tool” (transborder algo-rhythms against caging algorithms).

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May 2021

Immigration Reform for the 21st Century

May 4 @ 10:00 am-11:00 am
Virtual, CA United States

A conversation with congressional leaders and migration policy experts focusing on the challenges and opportunities ahead with implementing comprehensive immigration reform.

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Free

InterActions L.A.: ‘Guaranteed Income and Paths to Prosperity’

May 7 @ 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Lewis Center brings together the latest thinking and action related to a guaranteed income program in America, with a focus on who could benefit in the Los Angeles region.

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Ayad Akhtar on the American Muslim Experience

May 13 @ 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Hear from the prize-winning playwright and novelist whose writing covers themes including American Muslims, family and friendship, religion, economics, immigration and identity.

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Spring Quarter Town Halls With Dean Segura

May 20 @ 12:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Dean Gary Segura will share updates and answer questions at a series of town halls for doctoral students (May 12), undergraduates (May 13) and master's students (May 20).

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Free

Pandemic’s Impact on Asian American Businesses

May 26 @ 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

A webinar on the impact of COVID-19 and anti-Asian hate on Asian American businesses in Southern California, their access to relief and assistance, and their outlook for recovery.

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Virtual Trivia Night

May 27 @ 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Register today for the return of this fun-filled competition! Join UCLA Luskin students, faculty, alumni and staff as they test their knowledge of all things UCLA, pop culture, history and more.

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June 2021

UCLA Luskin Commencement Celebration 2021

Jun 11
Virtual, CA United States

Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, will deliver the virtual keynote address on Friday, June 11, at 9 a.m. for master's recipients and 2 p.m. for undergraduates.

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Freedom and Fugitivity

Jun 11 @ 10:00 am-11:30 am
Virtual, CA United States

Freedom and Fugitivity features writer and scholar Saidiya Hartman in the closing event for the Sawyer Seminar Sanctuary Spaces: Reworlding Humanism.

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Free

Child Care Access and L.A.’s Recovery

Jun 30 @ 12:30 pm-1:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Learn how the lack of affordable, quality child care is likely to affect the trajectory of the region's post-pandemic economic recovery. 

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July 2021

Taking Data-Driven Policy Into the Future

Jul 7
Virtual, CA United States

The trajectory of modern society increasingly deploys data to address equity issues around such diverse topics as housing evictions, air quality, or criminal justice reform. Learn how.

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