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The study of effective 21st century diplomacy, security and the understanding of conflict and conflict resolution rapidly developed within the field of international relations after the Cold War. At the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, researchers address global challenges to peace and prosperity through academically rigorous, policy-relevant research and training. Tai Ming Cheung, professor and director, leads the institute’s Study of Technology and Innovation in China, examining the evolving relationship between technology and national security in China.

Faculty and Research

Related Faculty

  • Eli Berman

    Eli Berman

    Professor, UC San Diego Department of Economics

    Research Fields: environmental and resource economics, labor economics, religion, Middle East, terrorism and insurgency, fertility, immigration, language

  • Renee Bowen

    Renee Bowen

    Professor, UC San Diego Department of Economics

    Research fields: political economy, microeconomic theory, international trade

  • Tai Ming Cheung

    Tai Ming Cheung

    Professor; Director, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

    Research Fields: China, Chinese and East Asian defense and national security affairs, especially related to economic, industrial, technology and innovation issues

  • Peter Cowhey

    Peter Cowhey

    Dean Emeritus and Qualcomm Chair Emeritus

    Research Fields: U.S. trade policy, foreign policy, communications and information technology, Internet, biological threats, international corporate strategy, microfinance industry to alleviate poverty

  • Jesse Driscoll

    Jesse Driscoll

    Professor; Chair, Global Leadership Institute

    Research Fields: comparative politics, international relations, civil war, voting, Central Asia
  • Richard Feinberg

    Richard Feinberg

    Professor Emeritus

    Research Fields: Cuba, Latin America, U.S. foreign policy, multilateral institutions, trade and investment, globalization, democratization, non-governmental organizations

  • Emilie Hafner-Burton

    Emilie Hafner-Burton

    Professor; Research Director, Future of Democracy (IGCC); Peter Cowhey Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Global Policy; Director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

    Research Fields: international law and regulation, human rights, election violence, trade and investment, behavioral economics, political psychology, and social networks

  • Stephan Haggard

    Stephan Haggard

    Research Professor; Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished Professor Emeritus; Director Emeritus, Korea-Pacific Program; Research Director, Global Governance (IGCC)

    Research Fields: international relations, political economy, globalization, East Asia, North and South Korea

  • Weiyi Shi

    Weiyi Shi

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: China, political economy, foreign policy

  • Barbara F. Walter

    Barbara F. Walter

    Professor; Rohr Chair in Pacific International Relations

    Research Fields: international security, civil wars, terrorism/counter-terrorism

Related Research Centers and Programs

  • 21st Century China Center

    21st Century China Center

    Aiming to deepen public knowledge and understanding of contemporary China and strengthen U.S.-China relations, this center promotes active discourse on China’s domestic evolution and its international engagement.
  • Center for Commerce and Diplomacy

    Center for Commerce and Diplomacy

    For the advancement of worldwide peace and prosperity, our mission is to produce high-quality research that informs government and business leaders about the challenges and institutions of international commercial diplomacy in a changing world.
  • Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

    Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

    Facilitating innovative research on the causes of international conflict and cooperation, this institute serves the entire UC system and is committed to educating the next generation of problem solvers and peacemakers.
  • Korea-Pacific Program

    Korea-Pacific Program

    Promoting greater understanding of contemporary North and South Korea, this program supports a variety of organized research projects, presents a seminar series and hosts a visiting scholars program.
  • Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

    Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

    Combining advanced social science methodology with the power of information technology, this lab designs policies and programs that alleviate poverty; promote health, welfare and security; and enhance accountability.