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Symposium on “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”

Featured Stories

Charlene Barshefsky chronicles China’s protectionism

March 14, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
GPS’s 21st Century China Center welcomed Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky for its fifth annual Robert F. Ellsworth Memorial Lecture

Voicing an environmental policy outlook under Trump

March 14, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Professor David Victor pares into five points how the election jolted parts of the nation and, in turn, generated apprehensions in the scientific community

Office hours: Assistant Professor Teevrat Garg

Feb. 28, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
The GPS faculty member opens up about some of the dearest objects that adorn his office, painting a picture of his professional backstory and personal interests

Working toward a purpose together at GAO

Feb. 24, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As part of an ongoing series to spotlight GPS’s top employers, we profile why GAO hires our graduates, plus why current alumni enjoy working there

NAFTA Under Siege

Feb. 23, 2017 | By Anthony King | UC San Diego News
As the current administration continues to call out perceived pitfalls of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, trade experts, business leaders, former government officials and current policymakers will gather at UC San Diego to lead timely and important conversations on the likely consequences of revoking or renegotiating the trade agreement.

Connecting the dots on the U.S.-Japan relationship

Feb. 21, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As part of her Pacific Leadership Fellowship, Yoriko Kawaguchi rediscovered the strength of and predicted what’s in store for U.S.-Japan relations

Research to Help Mitigate Future Shocks to State’s Water, Food and Energy Supplies

Feb. 16, 2017 | By Anthony King | UC San Diego News
The California drought may be unofficially over, but that doesn’t mean it won’t return. Policymakers, businesses and the agriculture industry can best prepare for that possibility by applying what they have learned from past droughts to future events.

Why GPS: A place to call home in a foreign land

 By Meghna Jain, 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

Emboldened to make the future brighter

Feb. 8, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
In time for International Women’s Day on March 8, we spotlight five GPS alumnae and their professional achievements stemming from moments of being bold in their careers

A pivot from physics

Feb. 6, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Steven Buchsbaum ’97 attended GPS to discover what could be the next step in his science-centric career. What he received was so much more.

Strength in numbers

Feb. 3, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Roughly 50 alumni returned to GPS for its annual Winter Connections event, meeting with and lending advice to the students soon to enter their alumni network

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