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Upcoming Events

Digital India: Opportunities and Challenges
Oct. 3, 2018 | Register
Secretary of the Indian Department of Telecommunications and Pacific Leadership Fellow Aruna Sundararajan will discuss these aspects of India’s ongoing technological transformation and the public policy lessons that emerge from this engagement.

Vanishing Frontiers: A Book Presentation
Oct. 4, 2018 | Register
Join us for a discussion with the author, Andrew Selee, and a panel of key actors from the San Diego-Tijuana border region. The book "Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together" will be available for sale.

CHINA Town Hall: U.S.-China Technology Competition
Oct. 9, 2018 | Register for webcast
Join communities across the U.S. for the twelfth annual CHINA Town Hall. This national conversation on China features an interactive webcast with Secretary Condoleezza Rice and an on-site discussion with Thilo Hanemann, director at Rhodium Group, on China's high-tech investments in the U.S.

San Diego 2049: What Is Worldbuiling? with Vernor Vinge
Oct. 12, 2018 | Register
Learn about the complex process of science fiction worldbuilding to construct a dynamic future scenario with one of the masters of the field, Vernor Vinge. This event is part of San Diego 2049, a yearlong program that will use the imagination and narrative tools of science fiction to stimulate complex thinking about the future and the ways we could shape it through policy, technology, innovation, culture and social change.

The Elusive Quest for Prosperity in Mexico
Oct. 16, 2018 | Register
Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge at Inter-American Development Bank and Pacific Leadership Fellow Santiago Levy will discuss the flawed microeconomic policies that have suppressed growth and highlight substantive changes to Mexico's tax, labor and social insurance regimes that will allow the country to prosper.

GPS Tackles Maternal and Child Health in the Developing World
Oct. 17, 2018 | Register for webinar
In collaboration with UC San Diego Alumni and Graduate Division, and in celebration GPS's 30th Anniversary, we have launched a monthly webinar series titled "Designing Policy for a Global Impact." Our first webinar, pulled from the policy concentration of energy, environment and health, will focus on global health and feature GPS professors Joshua Graff ZivinGordon McCord, GPS alumna Emily Foecke Munden, associate fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, and GPS student Carmen Sainz-Villalba.

Little Soldiers: A story on China’s education system
Oct. 24, 2018 | Register
Lenora Chu presents an on-the-ground story on China’s public education system through her personal journey as an American mother and journalist raising a family in Shanghai.

Inside China's Great Firewall
Nov. 1, 2018 | Register
UC San Diego political science professor Molly Roberts’ groundbreaking book on informational technology and control in China demonstrates that even censorship that is easy to circumvent can still be enormously effective in influencing the Chinese public.

Brazil’s Public Administration in the Aftermath of Presidential Elections
Nov. 7, 2018 | Register
Mayor of Vitória, Brazil and Pacific Leadership Fellow Luciano Rezende will provide his assessment of the challenges to succeed in local administration in a period of crisis and discuss the challenges that the new president will face.

Raising Global Families
Nov. 8, 2018 | Register
Pei-Chia Lan, professor of sociology at National Taiwan University, examines how ethnic Chinese parents in Taiwan and the United States negotiate cultural differences and class inequality to raise children in the contexts of globalization and immigration.

Nowhere to Call Home: Documentary Film Screening and Conversation
Nov. 27, 2018 | Register
Award-winning radio correspondent Jocelyn Ford presents her debut documentary that won the hearts of many viewers in China with a rare glimpse into the world of a Tibetan farmer, torn between tradition and creating a better future for her son in Beijing. The 75 min. film screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

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Political Economy Lunch Group (PELG) Speaker Series - This formal speaker series, sponsored by the Center for Global Transformation, is for faculty and Ph.D. students who are eager to engage with the world's leading scholars. 

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