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Featured Stories

NAFTA Under Siege

Feb. 23, 2017 | By Anthony King | UC San Diego News
As the current administration continues to call out perceived pitfalls of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, trade experts, business leaders, former government officials and current policymakers will gather at UC San Diego to lead timely and important conversations on the likely consequences of revoking or renegotiating the trade agreement.

Research to Help Mitigate Future Shocks to State’s Water, Food and Energy Supplies

Feb. 16, 2017 | By Anthony King | UC San Diego News
The California drought may be unofficially over, but that doesn’t mean it won’t return. Policymakers, businesses and the agriculture industry can best prepare for that possibility by applying what they have learned from past droughts to future events.

Emboldened to make the future brighter

Feb. 8, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
In time for International Women’s Day on March 8, we spotlight five GPS alumnae and their professional achievements stemming from moments of being bold in their careers

A pivot from physics

Feb. 6, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Steven Buchsbaum ’97 attended GPS to discover what could be the next step in his science-centric career. What he received was so much more.

Strength in numbers

Feb. 3, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Roughly 50 alumni returned to GPS for its annual Winter Connections event, meeting with and lending advice to the students soon to enter their alumni network

Research renewed at USMEX

Jan. 30, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Three USMEX Fellows detail how their fellowships are taking their respective research projects to the next level

Up to snuff

Jan. 20, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Travis Lindsay, 2017 MIA candidate, reflects on the ways in which his first year at GPS primed him for the accomplishments that followed, such as being published in The Diplomat

Imparting lessons from elections

Jan. 20, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
A glimpse at Associate Professor John Ahlquist’s research on Hungarian election reforms, to be presented at Destination GPS

Cultured to foster U.S.-Japan connections

Jan. 19, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Granted participation in the Kakehashi Project in 2016, GPS sent a cohort of students to Japan to absorb the culture and make memories to last a lifetime

Why GPS: Going beyond expectations

Jan. 12, 2017 | By Dana Kozhakhmetova, 2018 MIA candidate | GPS News
As part of an ongoing series, we give students the creative liberty to opine on their favorite memories from the School and “why GPS” is a solid fit to pursue their graduate education

A day in the life of an MPP student

Jan. 12, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
In a Q&A complementing our Storify tour of a day in the life of Shadi Matar, the 2018 MPP candidate paints a picture of what attending GPS looks like today

Changing rather than researching the world

Jan. 11, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As a faculty leader of GPS’s new MPP degree program, Professor Zoltan Hajnal is committed to shaping policymakers in the classroom and actual policy outside of it

Carnegie Corporation of New York Supports UC San Diego-Hosted International Talks on Northeast Asia

Jan. 5, 2017 | By Alexandra Steven and Jade Griffin | UC San Diego News
The University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, which is based at UC San Diego, received a grant of $500,000 to support the institute’s annual Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD), a forum which convenes policy-level officials from China, Russia, North and South Korea, Japan and the United States to candidly discuss urgent security topics in Northeast Asia.

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