Entries by Global Luskin

U.S. Diplomat Shares Firsthand Tales of International Conflict Resolution

November 14, 2018 Diplomat, lecturer and author Rick Barton discussed his experience serving as an American ambassador and his recently published book, “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World,” at a Global Public Affairs gathering on Nov. 1, 2018. The ambassador immersed his audience in vivid recollections of his time abroad by weaving in stories of […]

Food Security and Climate Resilience Require Land Rights Reform

  By Andy Currier, MPP ’19 – Landesa and Karina Kloos – Landesa Note: This blog was originally published here For communities across the Global South, the impacts of climate change are not abstract projections but concrete realities that threaten their land and food security. In the wake of the dramatic findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, […]

The Beauty of Being 8660 Feet Above Sea Level

by Angela Garcia, MSW ’19 Arriving in Bogotà, Colombia was a unique experience, as I landed, and I took in the Colombian air a similar feeling to that of my parents’ home country of Mexico settled in. The smells of rich soil and diverse people began to overtake my senses. However, I soon realized that […]

Washington D.C. with GPA Part IV

By Yesenia Garcia, MSW ’19 During the first year of my time as an MSW graduate student, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington DC along the side of seven other students from the Luskin Department. We had the unique opportunity to meet various organizations (NGOs, think tanks & etc.) devoted to international development […]

Washington D.C. with GPA Part III

By Samuel Stalls, MPP ’19 The most exciting part of graduate school, for me, has been the opportunity to meet and hear from numerous bright people doing fascinating work to impact the world. One of the scariest parts of graduate school is worrying about the best path to take for my career and what employment […]

Washington D.C. with GPA Part II

By Chloe Turner, MSW ’19   On behalf of Global Public Affairs at Luskin, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington DC over spring break and participate in engaging conversations with several international development organizations. Through this unique experience, I learned the importance of refining specific skills geared toward the profession of global development. […]

Washington D.C. with GPA

By Nikki Lewis, MPP, MSW ’19 This year’s Spring Break trip to Washington DC, hosted by Global Public Affairs at Luskin, included visits to several think tanks and research institutes. These informational visits opened my eyes to a new avenue for applying my policy and social work skills that would also appease my desire for […]

2018’s Best State Capitals to Live in

In WalletHub’s recent article, they explored various determinants of which state capital makes best homes. WalletHub compared all 50 across 51 key indicators of affordability, economic strength, quality of education and health, and overall living standards. Our data set ranges from cost of living to K–12 school-system quality to number of attractions. Read on for our […]

If we talk about we talk about hurting the planet, who exactly is the “we”?

Every year, human activity moves more sediment and rock than all natural processes combined, including erosion and rivers. This might not shock you. In fact, you’ve probably seen similar soundbites circulating online, signals of the sheer scale of how we’re terraforming the planet in the era of the Anthropocene. Natural and social scientists argue passionately about almost everything Anthropocenic, from […]

Scientists’ Second Warning to Humanity

A short article from BioScience has resonated globally this past week.  It concerns a broad warning to humanity about our alarmingly unsustainable ways, concerning nearly every facet of our existence. The paper follows on from an initial warning to humanity made by leading scientists exactly 25 years ago. Led by the eminent researcher Bill Ripple, the current […]