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Alumnus negotiates EU-Mercosul agreement

Aug. 13, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Rodrigo Serran ’14 forges opportunities for Brazilian economic growth in the EU as part of the largest trade agreement in Brazil’s history

Alumni nominated spotlight: Renewable energy expert Peter Moritzburke

Aug. 9, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
As part of our ongoing Pass the Pen series, we feature MEC Development Principal Peter Moritzburke ’96 who shares his favorite GPS memories and his key to success in renewables and the environment

Office hours: Career Services Director Stephanie Boomhower

Aug. 8, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Our GPS career guru opens up about some of the dearest objects that adorn her office, painting a picture of her professional backstory and personal interests

What will the next 30 years hold?

July 31, 2019 | By Dean Peter F. Cowhey | GPS News
GPS’s milestone anniversary offered an opportunity to reflect on the school’s accomplishments and look to the future of global policy

Madeleine Albright inspires future diplomats

July 30, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
America’s first female secretary of state offers sage wisdom on democracy, human rights and the American dream to a roomful of future GPS changemakers

Forum on U.S.-China Relations to Bridge Divide between Washington and Beijing

July 29, 2019 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
Inaugural bipartisan forum from Aug. 12 to 16 at UC San Diego to draw two former National Security Advisors, Chinese Ambassador to U.S. and other major figures

Office hours: Professor Lauren Prather

July 28, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | UC San Diego News
The GPS faculty member opens up about some of the dearest objects that adorn her office, painting a picture of her professional backstory and personal interests

Dare to fail: Finding your voice through improv

July 23, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Current student Niki Kalmus, a 2020 MPP candidate, offers up valuable lessons learned from her career in improv and her work in social justice, all while bringing humor to the San Diego community

Pioneering international excellence

June 26, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Spanning borders and cultures, GPS graduated 169 students at its commencement ceremony on June 16, with a keynote address by Kathleen Stephens, the first female U.S. Ambassador to Korea

Data obsessed

June 24, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Learn why our alumni love working at Washington, D.C. based Fraym – a company dedicated to revolutionizing data-driven decision making in Africa – and why they hire our graduates

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