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March 2017

SALON: U.S. Policy on Latin America and Cuba

March 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
PAB 4371

GPA is pleased to host Marc Hanson for our next Salon: U.S. Policy on Latin America and Cuba Thursday, March 9th 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM PST PAB 4371 RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2lVMhKn Mr. Hanson, a onetime bookseller at Kramerbooks, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, a volunteer with Servicio Paz y Justicia in Argentina, conducted field research on local institutions in Trinidad & Tobago, and observed elections in Azerbaijan and El Salvador. He spent 4 years in the labor…

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April 2017

The Global Refugee Crisis Conference

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
California Room, Faculty Center, 480 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration is hosting The Global Refugee Crisis Conference, a conference bringing together leaders from around the country to discuss one of the most pressing problems of the 21st Century: the global refugee crisis. Friday, April 07, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM California Room, Faculty Center 480 Charles E Young Dr E Los Angeles, CA 90095 To register for the conference, click here.

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What is Governed and Not Governed in the Large Metropolis: Insights from Paris and Mexico

April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PAB 5391, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Los Angeles, CA United States
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  Please RSVP here: https://patricklegalessalon.eventbrite.com  

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SALON: E-governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Reform in India

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
B313 Gold Hall, Anderson School of Management, 110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Joint with Anderson GEM Rohini Pande Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University In collaboration with the Government of Bihar, India, we conducted a large-scale experiment to evaluate whether transparency in fiscal transfer systems can increase accountability and reduce corruption in the implementation of a workfare program. The reforms introduced electronic fund-flow, cut out administrative tiers, and switched the basis of transfer amounts from forecasts to documented expenditures. Treatment reduced leakages along three measures: expenditures…

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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

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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