Entries by Global Luskin

Discovering the Culture of International Development Organizations

by Candice Richardson, MPP ’20 Over Spring Break, I had the opportunity to go to DC over the spring break and meet with individuals at many different international organizations, including NGO’s, think tanks, non-profits, and government agencies. Most of the organizations we met with were primarily focused on international development; although some were also domestically […]

Meeting Global Public Policy Practitioners

by Jesslyn Mitchell, MPP ’20, and Robert Gibbons, MPP ’20 When we spoke with research analysts and development workers in Washington DC, it surprised us to hear them speak about their jobs and daily activities with such passion and resonance. We did not expect to receive such thoughtful and personal insight into the individuals behind […]

Exploring Careers in International Development

by Charlotte Fagan, MURP ’20, and Tetsuro Hirose, MPP ’19 This past week, through an opportunity with Global Public Affairs at Luskin, we visited Washington DC to visit with over 10 organizations working in International Development. As two students who have never worked in DC, this trip was an eye-opening experience to learn about the […]

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 […]