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The scope of faculty research is vast and the result of this work is new ideas that are used by global communities. Read features stories, news briefs and press clips focused on our faculty and community.

In addition, the School and its research centers host distinguished visitors and present public lectures, conferences and workshops on a variety of related Pacific-region topics. Catch up on multimedia from past events.

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Designing San Diego’s future

June 12, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Students engage in science fictional thought experiments and futuristic forecasting to pave the way for San Diego in the year 2049

Summer reading for the bookworm

June 11, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
We asked GPS professors to recommend their favorite books, from the rich world of fiction to timeless academic novels

Bringing the GPS textbook to Washington, D.C.

May 30, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Launched this spring, GPS students are trading the West coast surf for a seat in the Nation’s Capital, offering students the chance to finish their degree in D.C.

Out of the lab: A program designed to foster real-world impact

May 29, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
In its fifth year, the GPS Science Policy Fellows program pushes STEM students out of their technical comfort zones, creating bridges within UC San Diego’s area of excellence

Awarding the best and brightest student ambassadors

May 28, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
GPS celebrates its 2019 changemakers in an intimate ceremony on May 24 highlighting leadership, academic excellence and quantitative mastery

Saving the Mekong

May 10, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
In “Last Days of the Mighty Mekong” alumnus Brian Eyler ‘05 takes readers on a revealing tour of the Mekong Basin and its fragile ecosystem

Alumni nominated spotlight: Border X’s David Favela

May 8, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
As part of our ongoing Pass the Pen series, we feature San Diego’s Best Brewery Startup founder David Favela ’96 who shares his favorite GPS memories and his key to success as a first generation American

A Global Free Spirit

May 6, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Embodying the international, entrepreneurial and adaptable spirit of GPS, Greta Paa-Kerner ’96 is our 2019 Outstanding GPS Alumna

30 years of designing the modern world order

April 30, 2019 | By GPS Communications | GPS News
GPS has created a vibrant community of scholars, alumni and collaborators spanning the globe – see for yourself in our 30th anniversary timeline

Shaping San Diego’s Workforce: UC San Diego Trains Next Generation of Region’s Policymakers

April 25, 2019 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
Leaders from City Council, EDC, Chamber of Commerce, Port Authority, SANDAG and U.S. Senate play critical role in developing new public policy training programs

Designing policy for a global impact

April 23, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
GPS new webinar series reaches across continents to engage audiences far beyond the shores of San Diego

Hacking your data

April 23, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
As part of our 30th Anniversary Celebration weekend, our faculty, alumni and students presented digital poster sessions, giving us a glimpse into the next 30 years

Investing in the future of STEM in Baja California

March 26, 2019 | By GPS Communications | GPS News
The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies partners with leaders from higher education institutions and the private sector to build the STEM talent pipeline in Tijuana

Office hours: Founding Dean Peter Gourevitch

March 22, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
The Founding GPS Dean opens up about some of the dearest objects that adorn his office, painting a picture of his professional backstory and personal interests
 

The life and times of an MPP student

March 19, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
In a Q&A complementing our Flickr tour of a day in the life of Gustavo López, the 2020 MPP candidate reveals what attending GPS looks like today

UC San Diego's New Multi-Continental Partnership to Usher in Next Generation of Economic Diplomats

March 11, 2019 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
The School of Global Policy and Strategy joins forces with Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po), the Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, Korea, and HEC Montreal for launch of new program

U.S.-China symbiosis takes hold

Feb. 28, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai paints the landscape for 21st century competition and cooperation between the U.S. and China at the 2019 Sokwanlok Distinguished Lecture

Justice can be beautiful

Feb. 25, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
In its San Diego film premiere, THE JUDGE celebrates stunning perseverance and bravery for women in Islamic law  

Understanding the Science of Work

Feb. 21, 2019 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
From the hockey rinks of Canada, to conducting research on innovation, School of Global Policy and Strategy professor Elizabeth Lyons stays on the cutting edge

Would you be my valentine?

Feb. 19, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
During this season of love, meet a few GPS alumni who found love before, during or after attending the School

From Russia, with love

Feb. 14, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
For the Zudin family, GPS has offered a platform for global impact and familial support throughout the decades

Pass the pen: Alumna nominated spotlight

Feb. 13, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
As part of an ongoing series, we give alumni a chance to share their favorite GPS memories

Changemaking in the 21st Century

Jan. 29, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
GPS hosts “Dialogue Over Dessert” to celebrate those dedicated to finding innovative solutions to pressing problems 

Deep dive into Senegalese life

Jan. 24, 2019 | By Victoria Holden | GPS News
Victoria Holden, 2019 MIA candidate, pens about her time in Senegal on a Boren Fellowship, including how its readying her for a career in development and peace-keeping as a Foreign Service Officer

Office hours: Dean Peter Cowhey

Jan. 2, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
The GPS Dean opens up about some of the dearest objects that adorn his office, painting a picture of his professional backstory and personal interests 


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