Entries by Global Luskin

A Conversation with Stacy Edgar

On April 16th, Global Public Affairs (GPA) at UCLA Luskin hosted a virtual informational interview with Stacy Edgar, a UCLA alum and current international development practitioner. The Zoom call consisted of a small group of Luskin students with Stacy, and took the form of an interesting discussion about career paths, lifestyle choices, and taking advantage […]

Update From Ssembatya Fred

In the fall quarter, Global Public Affairs (GPA) at UCLA Luskin hosted Ssembatya Fred, a grassroots activist from Kampala, Uganda, to discuss a movement he is enthralled in: Dembe Ku Kubo (Freedom in the Streets). Fred was at UCLA working with Amy Ritterbusch, assistant professor of social welfare, on “Violence Against Street-Connected Children in Uganda,” […]

Sudanese Refugees United by Soccer

“It’s more than just a game.” Global Public Affairs at UCLA Luskin hosted the staff of iACT, a Los Angeles-based NGO, and players from the soccer team the organization co-created with Sudanese refugees, Darfur United. Souleyman Jassir, the cultural ambassador and goalkeeper for the team, told his story at the March 5 event. It’s one of struggle, perseverance […]

An Alumni Q&A with Meghan Corroon MURP ’08

The following interview is an edited Q & A with Luskin alumna Meghan Corroon (MURP 2008). Meghan Corroon is the CEO and Founder of Lumen Design Group where she works with businesses, foundations, and impact investors to translate data into smarter decisions. Prior to starting her own company, Meghan spent over nine years at the […]

Adaptability and Open-Mindedness Key to Foreign Service

Global Public Affairs at UCLA Luskin hosted representatives from the State Department and Peace Corps to discuss careers in U.S. foreign service and diplomacy. At the Feb. 13 event, UCLA’s diplomat-in-residence, Cecilia Choi of the U.S. State Department, and the Peace Corps’ Jeffrey Janis recounted their paths to foreign service and shared stories with students in attendance. The […]

Complexities and Opportunities in Global Public Health

By Chris Odell, MPP ’11 Public health is complicated; really complicated. Government, private sector, and social systems all interact with massive international market forces – hopefully informed by science and research – to literally save lives and prevent suffering. In the past 30 years this field has seen some amazing successes – twice as many […]

Seeking Freedom in the Streets of Kampala

Global Public Affairs (GPA) at UCLA Luskin hosted an Oct. 31 presentation by Ssembatya Fred, a grassroots activist from Kampala, Uganda, who leads the movement Dembe Ku Kubo (Freedom in the Streets). Fred has been at UCLA this fall working with Amy Ritterbusch, assistant professor of social welfare, on “Violence Against Street-Connected Children in Uganda,” a participatory action research […]

“Learning While Doing” at a Social Business Think Tank in Thailand

By Robert Gibbons, MPP ’20 My time working abroad this summer was a deeply rewarding and highly educational experience. The opportunity to engage in meaningful work in South East Asia allowed me to learn about the region’s nonprofit and NGO culture while also offering a chance to build my network by interacting with seasoned international […]

Rooted in Humanity

By Brenda Torres, MSW ’20 Medellin is a beautiful city in Colombia famously known as the land of eternal spring and known for beautiful landscapes, amazing coffee, and the kind and proud paisas that live there. I had the pleasure of calling this city home for two months this summer as I interned at the […]