A national network of researchers gathered at UCLA to dissect findings on race, ethnicity and politics all derived from the same innovative and singular data set.
The Latino Policy and Politics Initiative at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will fill a critical research gap and provide a think tank around political, social and economic issues.
UCLA political science professor Lynn Vavreck on why gut reactions and preconceived ideas may outweigh objective facts in the post-truth era.
Two political veterans with conservative backgrounds told a UCLA audience that legislative success depends on compromise, not on who can yell the loudest.
A briefing was held by UCLA Government and Community Relations because of increased interest shown by the campus community in responding to the proposed budget by the Trump administration.
Ray Suarez, former host of Al Jazeera America’s “Inside Story” and contributor to the PBS “NewsHour,” delivered the final Luskin Lecture of the academic year.
The election pits Emmanuel Macron, who only recently created a new political movement, and seasoned politician Marine Le Pen, who leads the nationalist — some have said xenophobic — Front National.
Just 42.3 percent of freshmen characterized their political orientation as middle of the road — the lowest figure since the survey began in 1966.
Because of his shortage of Capitol Hill contacts and his complete lack of experience in wrangling legislation, Trump may feel more tempted — or obliged — than previous presidents to try and cram his agenda through by executive fiat, the panelists said.
Dean Gary Segura sees parallels between California history and current national debate over immigration.
More than 10,000 adults offered their thoughts on health care reform, immigration, taxes, climate change, Black Lives Matter and other public policy issues.
The report projects robust job growth and increased defense spending.
John Agnew, UCLA distinguished professor of geography, has spent his scholarly career examining the politics of place.
Bret Stephens gave an eloquent, impassioned defense of the truth and the journalist’s responsibility to search it out.
Lynn Vavreck notes that in 2016 more people care about the party of their future in-law than cared in 1958, and there is more desire for same-party marriage than there was in the 1950s.
History professor and presidential historian Robert Dallek recalls former presidents speaking up to defend their legacies and achievements.
As Donald Trump begins his presidency, UCLA political scientist Lynn Vavreck joins other scholars in dissecting the contentious 2016 presidential election.
Economist Lee Ohanian on how the president-elect’s plans to reduce globalization and immigration could undermine his promises of job growth and prosperity.
Cindy Fan says that Trump’s phone call with the president of Taiwan could undermine the advantages all parties have derived from the “One China” policy.
Daniel Treisman says that the number of indirect links between President-elect Donald Trump and the Russian government are cause for deep concern.
When Donald Trump was elected, UCLA Anderson economists revised their prognostications for the nation, state and Los Angeles.
The wave of protests that erupted after Donald J. Trump’s unexpected presidential victory was no surprise to Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld, an assistant professor in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Public Policy.
Misunderstanding voters’ feelings, the natural unreliability of polling and insufficient skepticism from journalists contributed to predictions showing Hillary Clinton would be president.
Stuart Gabriel notes that the unusual 2016 election cycle reveals the shortcomings of using such an indicator.
Lynn Vavreck notes that ads using someone’s own words against them register as more memorable and truthful to voters, a strategy Clinton has used several times.