The mission of the Luskin Center is to unite the intellectual capital of UCLA with forward-looking civic leaders to address the most pressing issues confronting our community, nation, and world. To achieve this mission, the Luskin Center is organized around initiatives that seek to translate world-class research and expertise into real-world policy solutions. See the side bars for links to our various initiative pages. Cross-cutting themes across many of our initiative areas include sustainability, technology, and environmental justice.
The initiatives also share a theme of civic partnership. Successful initiatives require a team of innovative thinkers as well as receptive and committed civic leaders. Working closely with elected officials, non-profit organizations, and community and business leaders, the Luskin Center addresses environmental sustainability in California through a mixture of scholarship, research, and community engagement.