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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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Featured Stories

Research at the border: A living laboratory of transformation

Sept. 26, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
A GPS team conducted policy-relevant research across the border at the crux of the U.S.-Mexico immigration debate

Sylff Fellows translate vision into reality

Sept. 24, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Meet our current Sylff Fellows – two rising leaders who are gaining access to a world-class education thanks to endowed fellowship support

Personality vs Institutions: Do leaders matter?

Sept. 19, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Meet GPS’s new assistant professor, Maria Carreri, whose research in political economy looks at the role of individual political leaders in determining policy outcomes

Untangling the relationship between democracy and education

Sept. 17, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Agustina Paglayan’s study “Democracy and Educational Expansion: Evidence from 200 years,” is awarded Best Comparative Policy Paper award by the American Political Science Association

Walking the path to global sustainability

Aug. 28, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Alumnus Andrés Prieto, MPP ’19, unearths pathways to sustainable land and food systems in Mexico City as part of the United Nations network

War games and strategic competition return to the global stage

Aug. 27, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
In its inaugural training course, IGCC offers wide-ranging and multi-faceted perspectives on the great power competition of the 21st Century

Visiting scholar looks at Brazil’s milk production from the U.S.

Aug. 25, 2019 | By Rodrigo Curi | GPS News
Fulbright scholar Rodrigo Curi shares a recap of his time at UC San Diego working on his doctoral dissertation research examining public policies for milk producers impacted by climate change

Gifts with global impact

Aug. 23, 2019 | By Jade Griffin | GPS News
Alumni, friends and foundations provide $6 million in support during 30th Anniversary year

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


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