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February 2018

D.C. Trip application deadline

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Send your application to global@luskin.ucla.edu Applications can be found here

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Caring Organizations for Front Line Staff/Humanitarian Workers

February 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Alessandra Pigni is a humanitarian psychologist with several years of experience in the Middle East. After serving with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders in Palestine and China, she has dedicated her work to understanding the connection between meaningful work and burnout. She has been Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and her work has a wide following among humanitarian practitioners, activists, and academics. Alessandra is the author of The Idealist's Survival Kit. 75 Simple Ways to Prevent Burnout. You can find…

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Why there? Developer’s rationale for building social housing in urban periphery in Latin America

February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Why there? Developers’ rationale for building social housing in the urban periphery in Latin America. Guest speaker: Nora Libertun de Duren She is an urban development and housing expert at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), where she leads research activities in urban issues. Nora has comprehensive research and operational experience in the topics of housing, urban public space, urban growth and sustainable development. Nora has a PhD in Urban Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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A Conversation on Politics, Ethics and Well-Being in the Anthropocene

February 22 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
UCLA Fowler Museum, Room A169

In collaboration with UCLA's IoES, California Center for Sustainable Communities, School of Law and the Center for Public Health and Disasters at the Fielding School of Public Health. For civil society to face the threat of climate change and thrive, we need bold, creative ideas from people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Please join our expert panel as we explore the ways democratic politics, law and ethics can serve our collective well-being and public health in a world where climate…

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Assistant Secretary Carl Risch Event

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Consular Affairs is responsible for the welfare and protection of U.S. citizens traveling abroad. Mr. Risch will discuss overseas student safety and preparedness, particularly emphasizing the improvements to consular safety and security messaging. Click here for the flyer

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March 2018

Why Have Some Countries Become More Unequal Than Others?

March 8 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Globalization and Inequalities in the New World Inequalities Report. Led By Professor Michael Storper

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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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