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May 2017

Early-Life Undernourishment in Developing Countries: Prevalence, Impacts over the Life Cycle and Determinants

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States + Google Map

Early-life undernourishment is a widespread phenomenon in many developing countries, with an estimated 170 million children under 5 years of age stunted, the standard indicator of chronic malnutrition.  This presentation summarizes an ongoing work program on this topic, with reference to the prevalence, impacts and determinants of such undernutrition. Jere Behrman is the Kenan Professor of Economics and Sociology at Penn. His research is in empirical micro economics, economic development, early childhood development, labor economics, human resources (education, training, health,…

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A debate: Teju Cole’s “The White Savior Industrial Complex.”

May 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
PAB 4357, 337 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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In 2012, the Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole wrote a controversial piece entitled “The White Savior Industrial Complex”  (https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/).  Cole expressed outrage about what he considers the “feel good” mentality of philanthropists, solutionists, and “project mangers” in the developed world:  “This world exists simply to satisfy the needs – including, importantly, the sentimental needs – of white people and Oprah.”   He argued that “(t)he White Savior Industrial Complex is not about justice. It is about having a big emotional experience that…

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Immigration and Access to Education

May 17 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
PAB 4357, 337 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Join us for our next salon: 'Immigration and Access to Education', led by Paavo Monkkonen and Vinit Mukhija, FCL’s of Global Urbanization and Regional Development, and Professors of Urban Planning. We will be joined by Nancy Guarneros, co-author of Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportation.  The salon will take place on Wednesday, May 17, from 12:15-1:30pm. Room 4357, PAB

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June 2017

Climate Change, Economic Volatility, Migration, Rural Peoples, and the Paradox of Vulnerabilities

June 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
PAB 4357, 337 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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In the tropics and subtropics, unlike in the temperate zone, agriculture is very much linked to forests, and indeed "forest gardens" are often the term of art for agriculture. Volatilities in prices for corn, cacau, coffee and carbon, uncertainties in the effects of climate change, and the effects of migration are really changing these systems. What does this mean for forests--now a front line defense against climate change by taking up CO2--the people who depend on them who are caught…

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UCLA-HKUST International Symposium: Segregation and Neighborhood Effects

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:15 pm

RSVP: http://bit.ly/UCLA-HKUST-International-Symposium-Segregation-Neighborhood-Effects

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October 2017

GPA@Luskin Orientation

October 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
PAB 2343 + Google Map

Lunch provided RSVP:  Global@luskin.ucla.edu    

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Sustainable Development Goals Seminar

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Life Sciences Building 2226 (attached to the Factor Building)

Hear from Dr. Jody Heymann, Dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, on her global research on working conditions and family health. This presentation will be followed by a discussion amongst all participants, composed of multidisciplinary faculty, Hilton Global Scholars, and the WORLD Policy Analysis Center staff, over lunch. This seminar series is a fantastic opportunity for you to get to know other faculty engaging in similar work and the Hilton Global Scholars who have joined  from departments…

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International Practice Pathway: Summer Debrief

October 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
PAB 2343 + Google Map

Recap of summer internship through GPA@Luskin Lunch provided RSVP: global@luksin.ucla.edu

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November 2017

International Practice Pathway Talk with Duncan Green

November 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

How Change Happens with Duncan Green How Change Happens is a new book from Duncan Green which explores the major themes that make change happen in the world. Whether you are an activist, campaigner, development practitioner, lobbyist, entrepreneur, individual or an organization, it seeks to understand how power and systems shape change, and how you can influence them. LUNCH PROVIDED RSVP

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Salon Series: Maternal Depression and Child Health

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Global Public Affairs and California Center for Population Research are partnering to host Victoria Baranov for her discussion regarding maternal depression and child health. Victoria Baranov's research “Mental health and women’s choices. Experimental evidence from a Randomized Control Trial" evaluate the long-term impact of treaing maternal depression on women's financial empowerment and parenting decisions by exploiting experimental variation induced by a cluster-randomized control trial whichprovided psychotherapy to perinatally depressed mothers in rural Pakistan. You can read more about it here. https://ccpr.ucla.edu/event/victoria-baranov-university-melbourne/

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