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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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Symposium on “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”

Featured Stories

6 Ways the Internet Is Shaping the ‘New Civil Wars’

Aug. 16, 2017 | By Anthony King | GPS News
Advanced technology in communication linked to new growth, sustainability of modern conflict

Why GPS: Finding solid ground after years overseas

Aug. 3, 2017 | By Philip Voris, 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

West Coast-Trained for a Washington, D.C. Think Tank

 | By Foreign Affairs (original story)
A Q&A with Kent Boydston, MPIA ’15 as seen in the September/October 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs

Nico Ravanilla retreats to Oxford for research

July 25, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Jettisoning distractions in the field to pen down his findings, the assistant professor attended the University of Oxford’s Summer Research Institute

Spending summers around the globe

July 25, 2017 | Storify by GPS News
The grind doesn't stop in the summer for students at GPS. In fact, for most it picks up with internships all around the globe. Scroll through where in the world some students wound up and get a glimpse into their typical days as shown in social media posts from the School’s #TravelTuesday campaign. 

Facilitating a ‘family affair’

July 20, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
How Jeff Rector ’97 is making a point to involve GPS in a new venture erecting energy microgrids in off-grid communities of Sub-Saharan Africa

Linked in Latin America

July 17, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Under the leadership of Assistant Professor Gordon McCord, GPS bolsters its Latin American connections with a second student exchange program in Chile

The making of a revolution

July 13, 2017 | By Anthony King | GPS News
UC San Diego political scientists show exactly why individual behavior matters, especially when it comes to who’s leading the country

Why GPS: Pursuing a different tune

July 3, 2017 | By Adriel Taslim, 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 


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