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January 2018

Catalytic Communities with Theresa Williamson 


January 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

GPA and Latin American Institute @ UCLA hosts Theresa Williamson in discussing Catalytic Communities Dr. Theresa Williamson, a city planner, is the executive director of Catalytic Communities (CatComm), a Rio de Janeiro based organization that provides media/networking support to favela communities. She is an outspoken and respected advocate on behalf of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas to help ensure they are recognized for their heritage status and their residents fully served as equal citizens, with four opinion pieces published in The New York Times. Come find out more about her work and its global impact.

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GPA Welcome Reception

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

PLEASE JOIN GLOBAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS FACULTY AND STUDENTS AS WE WELCOME YOU TO UCLA Network with GPA faculty and students from the certificate programs and International Practice Pathways program. Have a chance to meet your fellow cohort, Luskin Faculty, and Luskin students. Dinner will be provided.    

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Welcome to your Climate Change

January 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

What are models saying about California and elsewhere? What kind of impact can we expect? SPEAKER: Dr. Alex Hall He is one of premiere analysts of wester US climate change and how global processes are affecting it

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February 2018

Los Angeles Global Health Conference

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UCLA Covel Commons
$25 – $50

The Los Angeles Global Health Conference (LAGHC) is an annual global health conference hosted in Southern California. This year's conference theme is Looking In, Looking Out: Balancing Global and Local Priorities in the Current Political Climate. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker- Dr. Mark Dybul, Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, former Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and one of the founding architects in the formation of the U.S. President's Emergency…

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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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