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WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM breaks deliberately with economists’ conventional explanation for the demise of America's middle class - namely, that it is the victim of impersonal market forces of globalization and advancing technologies. This analysis is a misleading half truth. It ignores other causes for the gaping economic inequalities and starkly unequal democracy in American today.
Pulitzer Prize-winning and former New York Times journalist Hedrick Smith will join us for a lunchtime talk to discuss the major reasons why America’s middle class is stuck in a rut.
Copies of WHO STOLE will be available for purchase.
Room 2243 Luskin School of Public Affairs/337 Charles E. Young Drive/Los Angeles, CA 90095
Light Lunch will be served. Seating is limited. RSVP required by May 2nd: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In The Governance Report 2013, experts assembled by the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany) offer an analysis of what governance means today and what implications might be drawn by and for policy makers. Focusing in part on challenges in financial and fiscal governance, particularly at the global and European levels, the Report highlights the trade-offs governance actors face in responding to crises and in putting in place policies and institutions that avoid such crises in the first place.
Helmut K. Anheier, Dean of the Hertie School and founder of the Center for Civil Society at UCLA, will present the Report’s findings at the Center in discussion with Nathan Gardels, Berggruen Institute on Governance.
Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson is an expert in the fields of urban planning, comprehensive community revitalization and arts and culture. Her work appears in a wide range of professional and academic publications. She has been a speaker at national and international conferences focusing on quality of life, changing demographics, race/ethnicity and gender, urban inequality, communities and cities of the future, and arts and society. An Urban Planning alum, Dr. Jackson will speak about how she has incorporated social justice in a career that spans research, philanthropy, public policy and planning.
Hosted by UCLA's Planners of Color for Social Equity (P.C.S.E.), the 1st Annual Urban Planning Youth Empowerment Conference was the culmination of a year-long project to create an educational pipeline from the East L.A. Renaissance Academy (ELARA) to UCLA Luskin's Urban Planning Department. Started in 2010, ELARA is one of three high schools in the nation with an urban planning focus, but until last year had yet to partner with an urban planning institution. P.C.S.E. members mentored the high school students and organized the conference to inspire the youth to advance towards 4-year institutions.
The April 12the conference welcomed over 200 ELARA sophomore and junior high school students and high school faculty to UCLA. Rommel Pascual, Deputy Mayor of Environment for the City of Los Angeles opened the conference and challenged the students with a question to ask themselves: How can I re-imagine the city of Los Angeles and make it better? Throughout the day, the youth participated in workshops, discussion panels, and informational sessions whose goal was to foster educational interests, to inspire them to question and engage in their surroundings, and to introduce them to the planning tools they can use to improve their communities.
The Center for Civil Society was pleased to support this project through a Community Partners grant. Read more about the event: http://luskin.ucla.edu/news/school-public-affairs/urban-planning-students-host-high-schoolers-daylong-event
Don’t miss this opportunity to share current and upcoming job and internship opportunities with students and alumni from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs! UCLA Luskin includes the academic departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning. At the fair, you will have the opportunity to share information about your organization with potential applicants, collect resumes from graduating masters students and alumni of our program, and network with other employers in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Fair participation is free of charge for employers. Light refreshments and parking permits will be provided.
Please register here to reserve your table at the fair. The UCLA Luskin Career Office will be sending a list of all participating employers to job seekers on March 26 (two weeks prior to the event). To have your organization’s name included on the employer list please register by March 26.
Feel free to contact Sherry Dodge, Director of Career Services, with any questions: 310-206-4613 or email@example.com