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March 2018

Summer Fellowship Deadline

March 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Send your applications to global@luskin.ucla.edu Application can be found here

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April 2018

GPA Job Applications Due

April 17 @ 5:00 pm

Join our GPA team by becoming one of our project managers! Application here

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Big Data & Urban Government: Effect of Waze app on traffic policies in Paris the region

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Public affairs bldg RM 5391

Dr. Courmont will discuss his research, which focuses on big data and digital platforms, to better understand how they disturb public policies and push for their transformation. Their capacity of collecting and analyzing digital traces spawns a need for policy reforms. His research analyzes the case of the Waze company to examine how this routing service influences local road traffic policies. Lunch will be provided.   RSVP

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Better Cities with Strategic Investments in Social Housing

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Public Affairs building Room 3343

Diane Davis, Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Harvard Graduate School of Design, will discuss the 3-year research project Building Better Cities with Strategic Investments in Social Housing, funded by Mexico’s National Workers Housing Authority (INFONAVIT). Drawing from fieldwork in seven Mexican cities, the research outlined the major barriers and enablers to densification, identified governance conditions at the local level that prevented nationally-guaranteed mortgage credits for social housing from being used to achieve more sustainable housing patterns, and proposed a…

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May 2018

Policy to Results at the Sub National Level

May 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Seema Manghee from World Bank In many cases, there is a consensus on taking the right policy decisions by local government authorities.  However, it is generally a challenge to translate them into improved service delivery. Seema Manghee would talk about the institutional, financial and political economy issues at the sub national level with reference to her experience of working in cities like Istanbul, Karachi, Johannesburg, Kiev and Sarajevo.   Seema Manghee has been working in international development at the World…

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Water in the Middle East & Africa: A Nexus of Communication and Conflict

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Covel Commons Grand Horizon Ballroom UCLA Campus

On May 7, experts from a wide range of fields will gather at UCLA to highlight challenges and solutions – in policy and technology – to address water resource issues in the Middle East and Africa. At Water in the Middle East and Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict, leading scholars and practitioners will discuss: Building and maintaining sustainable food systems, Ensuring safe, clean water supplies, and Establishing transboundary partnerships for allocating water resources and avoiding conflicts

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Nationalism and Tribalism are on the rise. What does this mean for the future of globalization?

May 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Public Affairs building Room 3343

Salon Series led by Professor Michael Storper In this Salon, we will explore the recent rise of nationalism , tribalism and identity politics. We will discuss the different origins they have, forms they take and their wide range of political affiliations, from Barcelona to Budapest, from Brexit to Trump, from Russia to India.    The idea of a global human community is under challenge from more traditional forms of seeking community and identity.  But some forms of this identity-seeking are more…

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Shake Hands with the Devil: Humanitarian Health in an Inhumane World

May 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Public Affairs Building 4357

Stephen Commins is Associate Director, Global Public Affairs, Luskin School of Public Affairs.  he is the author of 'Non-State Providers, the State and Health in Post-Conflict Fragile States' and co-author of "From Service to Systems:  Entry Points for Seeking to Strengthen Health in Fragile States'.  He is currently undertaking a quality assessment of NGO projects in fragile states and recently wrote the background paper on Education and 'fragility, conflict and violence' for the World Bank's World Development Report 2018.  From…

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Working with the Grain

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

“Best practices” prescriptions for development confuse the end point with the journey of getting from here to there, so are not useful in responding to the governance ambiguities of our time. In this seminar, Brian Levy will introduce an alternative approach laid out in his book, Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies (New York: OUP, 2014). In many nascent democracies, power is fragmented, the rule of law and public bureaucracies are weak; political stability is…

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GPA Graduation Dinner

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Public Affairs Bldg, 3rd Floor Commons & Patio

We will celebrate the accomplishments of the GPA certificate recipients of 2018. For certificate recipients and FCLs only.

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