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The Politics of Legal Regimes in China
Nov. 14, 2019 | Register
Is "ruling in accordance with law” a propaganda slogan or a real policy? In a comprehensive study of the workings of the Chinese legal system, William Hurst of Northwestern University offers a new way of understanding how cases are adjudicated in authoritarian settings in a conversation with Kwai Ng, UC San Diego expert on judicial decision-making in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

2019 CHINA Town Hall
Nov. 18, 2019 | Register
Join communities across the U.S. for the thirteenth annual CHINA Town Hall that provides Americans a nuanced understanding of U.S.-China relations. A national webcast of a panel of China experts will be followed by a local town hall discussion.

Here's What Everyone Wants to Know About Russian Meddling
Nov. 20, 2019 | Register
Whether you are a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, there are many questions on the topic of Russia’s reported meddling in the 2016 election. Some may ask why does it really matter? What did they actually do? What proof is out there? And how will this affect our democracy in the long run? These questions and more will be answered by expert political scientists and scholars of Eastern Europe at UC San Diego.

China’s Social Credit System and its Application to Civil Society
Nov. 20, 2019 | Register
Most discussion of the social credit system in China (社会信用体系) focuses on its application to individual citizens. Mark Sidel of the University of Wisconsin Law School presents evidence of how the Chinese government is beginning to use it to evaluate nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

Aging Populations and Dementia – A Global Challenge
Nov. 21, 2019 | Register
Jinkook Lee, a research professor of economics and the director of the Program on Global Aging, Health, and Policy at the University of Southern California, will introduce the Harmonized Cognitive Aging Project (HCAP) protocol. She will explain its development across countries with different levels of socioeconomic development – first in the U.S., then in India and South Korea – and present early findings on several modifiable risk factors, including education, cardiovascular diseases and air pollution. Lee will also discuss various country’s national dementia strategies and their potential implications.

The Past and Future of Political Reform in China
Dec. 2, 2019 | Register
30 years on, activist Wang Dan reflects on the pro-democracy movement in 1989 and discusses prospects of reform of the Chinese Communist Party in the context of political corruption and social tensions, in a conversation with Professor Victor Shih.

Decarbonizing the U.S. Energy System: A Science Policy Fellows Event
Dec. 4, 2019 | Register
At UC San Diego, we are tackling the interrelated policy and technology challenges that must be addressed to get to zero global carbon emissions in a world where costs matter. What will it take, and how do we get there? Can the U.S. be a global leader, paving the way for other developed economies to follow? A panel of School of Global Policy and Strategy professors will discuss the feasibility of the U.S. removing carbon from its energy system, as well as explore what strategies and organizational infrastructure needs to be in place.

Managing Globalization
Dec. 5, 2019 | Register
Globalization is a word often bandied about, but what does it really mean for the average citizen? How does globalization affect labor and consumer markets and standards of living? In this webinar, GPS faculty Gordon Hanson and Munseob Lee, and alumni will take a closer look across countries and consider solutions for increasing the positive effects of our increasingly global economy.

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