What We Do: About GPA @ UCLA Luskin
GPA @ UCLA Luskin provides intellectual and professional preparation to future experts who plan to work within the realm of global public affairs. We offer four different Certificates in Global Public Affairs, which can be obtained in addition to any MPP, MURP, or MSW degree from the Luskin School. We also offer summer fellowships abroad through GPA’s International Practice Pathway. Additionally, we host various events throughout the year, including prominent lectures, practical workshops, and career talks. These opportunities are open for all Luskin students – find out more today by exploring our website or e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
Statement of Purpose
Global Public Affairs @ UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is based on teaching, research, professional preparation, and partnerships.
“Global public affairs” are processes that have trans-border causes or effects. Examples of global public affairs include: migration, climate change; international human rights and humanitarian issues; global public health; global peace and violence; institutions to promote global order; processes that create global disorder; trade and economic integration and their promotion and regulation; global resource use; the changing global landscape of ideas and alliances; and many more. In many areas, the global environment is now at our doorstep, yet we are asked to deal locally with globally-generated impacts.
Thus, in a 21st century of increasing global integration, many public policy areas have become more global. Institutions, academic research, and professional practice are straining to keep up with this rapid change. The mission of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is to provide future generations of public servants, private sector actors, and non-governmental sector actors, with the intellectual and professional tools to work in this challenging and rapidly-moving environment.
In order to respond to these new realities, the UCLA Luskin Global Public Affairs program draws on many academic disciplines and areas of professional practice.
GPA @ UCLA Luskin offers preparation for many types of students. These include U.S.–origin students who seek international careers and want a global perspective, as well as non-U.S. students who want to learn about the ways domestic problems are strongly influenced by international factors. Both domestic and foreign students will gain an appreciation of the ways in which global affairs structure our world, as well as how solutions to problems emanate from many parts of the world today.
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Former Deans and Supporters of GPA
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.
"Global Public Affairs @ UCLA Luskin represents a strategic investment in scholarship, teaching, and engagement that responds to the dynamic forces of globalization. In turn, this requires public and not-for-profit decision makers to think differently about the allocation of public goods and services. Bringing together the best thinkers and practitioners, Global Public Affairs @ UCLA Luskin seeks to build a robust curriculum for our students, an exciting and multidisciplinary research agenda for our faculty, and create a framework for developing the best practices."