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February 2017

Climate Change Talk with Duane Muller

February 2 @ 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Public Affairs Bldg, 3rd Floor Commons & Patio + Google Map

After a 20-year government career serving at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Energy, and for the U.S. Congress, Duane Muller returned to her home state of California in late in 2014. An experienced public policy professional, Duane has worked in over 20 countries and is a recognized climate change capacity building expert and a Contributing Author and Expert Reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report.   In recent years, she…

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SALON: Climate & Energy Policy

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Pub Affair 4320B + Google Map

Join faculty lead of GPA @Luskin's Global Environment & Resources cluster Dr. Susanna Hecht as she leads a discussion on current climate and energy policies, and what we can do about it now.

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SALON: The Backlash against Globalization: Is it 1914 again?

February 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Pub Affair 4320B + Google Map

Join GPA Director and Faculty Lead of the Global Processes and Institutions cluster, Professor Michael Storper, at the next GPA salon! The current period of globalization began in 1972. There is currently a strong reaction against it, and proposals to sharply limit trade and immigration. From 1870 to 1914, there was similar growth of globalization, but trade collapsed with a war and then with decisive immigration controls in the 1920s. What is the future of globalization this time? Who will…

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INFORMATION SESSION: D.C. Trip & IPP Summer Placements

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
PAB 3333 + Google Map

Join us for an information session on the upcoming D.C. Spring Break Trip and IPP Summer Placements! LOCATION: PAB 3333 DATE: Thursday, Feb 23, 1-2pm RSVP: https://ippinfosession2017.eventbrite.com/

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GPA Movie Night: Linha de Passe

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PAB 2343 + Google Map

Join us for our first GPA Movie Night! We'll be screening Linha de Passe, a 2008 Brazilian film directed by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas. Written by Salles, Thomas and Bráulio Mantovani, the film stars Vinícius de Oliveira and Sandra Corveloni, who won the Best Actress Award at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival for her role, which was her first in a full-length motion picture. The film tells the story of four poverty-stricken half brothers with the same mother, Cleuza (Sandra…

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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 + Google Map

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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