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November 2018

America’s Role in Conflict and Stabilization

November 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
PAB 2343

  From Korea to Afghanistan, the U.S. military has waged deadly and costly wars in pursuit of peace. Yet, have these military interventions produced positive, sustainable change? Ambassador Rick Barton considers this question in his new book, “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World,” which he will discuss in a public talk on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 12:30 p.m. in Luksin room 2343. Mixing stories, history and analysis, Barton draws upon his more than 30 years of work…

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Re-imagining Distressed Cities

November 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Luskin PAB 2343

Professor Steve Marr of the University of Malmo and Garth Myers of Trinity College will outline a number of long-term comparative urban studies projects that seek to place African-focused approaches to urban theory at the center of a rethinking of contemporary urban theory. One of these is an ongoing book project entitled, "Social Infrastructure and the Politics of Everyday Insecurity in Lagos and Detroit: Rethinking Urbanity in a Time of Crisis." The second, "The Practice and Politics of Climate Change…

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January 2019

IPP Summer Programs and DC Spring Break Trip Info Session

January 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Luskin PAB 2343

Interested in funding for a summer internship? Interested in networking with world shaping policy makers who are alumni of UCLA? Come Thursday, January 17th at 12:30 to hear more about both summer IPP fellowships and the spring break DC trip from Global Public Affairs (GPA) at Luskin. Lunch provided with RSVP.

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GPA Winter Reception

January 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Come enjoy an evening of food and discussion with Global Public Affairs. Hear from Professor Michael Storper about the programs and vision behind GPA. Meet Luskin professors and hear their international work and also network with other students with similar interests. Dinner provided with RSVP.

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Who Wins and Who Loses: How the Olympics Drives Inequality in Cities

January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Luskin PAB 4357

Annie Orchier and Azad Amir-Ghassemi of NOlympics LA will lead a discussion of the Olympic Planning Processes in Los Angeles and the growing transnational coalition against the Olympics. Lunch provided with RSVP

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February 2019

US Government Careers Info Session

February 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Luskin PAB 4357

Cecilia Choi from the State Department, Alfred Nakatsuma of USAID, and Jeffrey Janis from Peace Corps will all present information for students interested in careers with the United States government. Come if you are potentially interested in these career paths. RSVP via this link. Cecilia S. Choi is the U.S. State Department’s Diplomat in Residence for Southern California, Hawaii and Nevada.  A visiting fellow at UCLA, she is responsible for recruiting talent to pursue a career in public service in…

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Film Screening: “Human Error,” about the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster

February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Public Affairs Bldg, room 2355

The Japanese government claims that “everything is under control” in Fukushima. But is it? Six years has passed since the morning of March 12, 2011, when the decision to evacuate more than 150,000 residents was made due to the nuclear explosion. This film follows a group of people whose lives have forever been disrupted by the disaster: a nuclear power plant executive, a priest, a travel inn owner, a farmer, the mayor of a local town, an 86 year old…

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April 2019

Globalization at a Turning Point?

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Luskin 5391

Date : Thursday April 18, 2019: 12:30-1:45, 5391 Public Affairs RSVP for Lunch reservation(!!!) Theme: The process of globalization may be at a turning point. The current globalization, which many date to the early 1970s, has involved a steadily rising web of global entanglements – economic, social, political, cultural, institutional – but has now generated strong counter-reactions in the political sphere. These reactions, in many ways, echo what occurred in previous experiences with globalizations. Research in public affairs, as in…

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Early Childhood Development and the Hilton Foundation

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Pub Aff 3343, 337 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles,
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Christina Callegari, MSW '18, will discuss her work on early childhood development in the developing world and also careers at the Hilton Foundation. Lunch provided with RSVP.

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May 2019

Careers in Climate Change

May 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Public Affairs building Room 3343

Join Duane Muller of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) to hear about careers in climate change.

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