Entries by Global Luskin

“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 […]

Women’s Land Rights and Coalition Building in Tanzania

By Jesslyn Mitchell-Laguna, MPP ’20 This summer I had the pleasure of working for Landesa Tanzania building a coalition for Women’s Land Rights, connecting a global campaign to local initiatives. Dar Es Salaam, the coastal city in east Africa where Landesa opened their first regional office, is a historical and beautiful place to spend the […]

Bringing Visibility to Homeless Individuals in Medellin, Colombia

By Patricia Santamaria, MSW ’20 This summer, I was granted the opportunity to complete an international internship at a non-profit organization named Fundación Visibles in Medellin, Colombia. Fundación Visibles is committed to bringing visibility to the issue of homelessness in Medellin, as well as creating an awareness for the needs of disadvantaged populations in the […]

An MSW in Medellín

By Mariana Campiño Ruiz, MSW ’20 I had the blessing of being born in a country full of contrasts, full of folklore, full of beauty. A country that has an extensive history of violence, pain and injustice and, despite this, portrays an incomparable joy. I am a proud Colombian. I say that statement with all […]

A Summer at UN Habitat in Mexico City

By Mehnaz Tasnim, MURP ’20 The past two months of living in and experiencing Mexico City has been nothing short of amazing and invigorating. The fascinating historical and cultural context throughout the country has been nostalgic in many ways due to my combined childhood upbringing in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Rome, Italy. The historic architecture and […]

Congratulations to GPA Certificate Class of 2019!

On Tuesday, May 28th, GPA honored it’s latest group of certificate awardees with a delicious Indian dinner at the Luskin Commons in the Luskin School of Public Affairs. Professors Michael Storper and Steve Commons presented students with their certificates and sashes to wear at graduation. Below is a list of this year’s class and all […]