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Image of the school's plaza with people walking/standing, with a blue color overlay on the right, including a branding element of UC San Diego shaped as a tridentWho We Are

We are a true global society of faculty, staff, students and community partners dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through education and research—all with an eye on building a Pacific community. While our school stands among the world’s top graduate schools of international relations and public policy, and is the established leader in its focus on Asia and the Americas, this is only part of the story.

The school is anchored in the reputation and successes of UC San Diego and the University of California system. We are guided by individuals who strive to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation and professionalism that is embodied in our ethical principles. Furthermore, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential ingredients of academic excellence.

We are the public policy leader at one of the nation’s most accomplished universities, with an integrated faculty from the well-recognized UC San Diego fields of international relations, political science and economics, where professors are among the top 10 in the country in their respective disciplines. Learn more about our campus profile

Our faculty are leaders in research ranging from the resolution of civil wars to implications of the changing pattern of international trade; from domestic politics to finance and business in Pacific countries; and from the foreign policy of China to the evaluation of anti-poverty, public health and environmental programs in developing economies.

Our staff are committed to the goal of attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and outstanding faculty as well as a student body capable of upholding leadership positions in today's competitive international arena.


Our faculty integrate rigorous scholarship with an enthusiasm for teaching and active engagement in and out of the classroom. Discover their vast research interests today!

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Our staff is dedicated to supporting faculty, students and friends of the school with valuable, innovative and timely services. Discover the listing of departments and staff members.

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