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Peter Cowhey and the 21st century digital economy

Oct. 20, 2017 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
In a Q&A, Dean Peter Cowhey discusses the challenges and disruptions of the digital revolution in his new book “Digital DNA”

Interdisciplinary research, from the brain up

Oct. 19, 2017 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Meet GPS’s new assistant professor, Uma Karmarkar, a neuroeconomist who looks at consumer behavior in theory driven-frameworks

Nuclear power in US likely in decline, UC San Diego researchers conclude

Sept. 29, 2017 | By Anthony King | UC San Diego News
Advanced fission innovation in 'slow demise' without leadership, infrastructure and political improvements

A living, learning laboratory: Inside the Geo4Dev symposium

Sept. 29, 2017 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Addressing Our World’s Greatest Challenges, At Scale, With UC San Diego’s Big Pixel Initiative

A ‘Prep Program’ for success, before day one

Sept. 21, 2017 | By Amy Robinson | GPS News
Incoming GPS students dive deep into the prep program, plus learn how to leverage their alumni network even before day one of the official start of the school year 

Office hours: Professor Gordon Hanson

Sept. 18, 2017 | By Amy Robinson | 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

Adding to a truly interdisciplinary academic environment

Sept. 15, 2017 | By Amy Robinson | GPS News
Meet GPS’s new assistant professor, Munseob Lee, and how the Asian Financial Crisis of the 1990s created a passion for economic research

Why GPS: Apply now and figure it out later

Sept. 6, 2017 | By Frederick P. Hemans, 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

Sponsored Student Spotlight: Noritoshi Kurokawa

September 2017 | International Students and Programs Office
Q&A with second year GPS student Noritoshi Kurokawa

Taro Kono appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs

Aug. 21, 2017 | By Amy Robinson | GPS News
Former CGT Pacific Leadership Fellow appointed by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to become the new Minister of Foreign Affairs

Grounded in economics

Aug. 21, 2017 | By Amy Robinson | GPS News
Meet GPS’s new assistant professor, Gaurav Khanna, an economist who is leveraging his inherent interest in socio-political issues to ask important, policy-relevant questions

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

Science Policy Fellows program trains ‘high-impact researchers’

June 28, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
In its third year, GPS’s Science Policy Fellows program continues bridging disciplines at UC San Diego, delivers new research and even prototype tools

Class of 2017 graduates bonded by change-making

June 20, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
With a keynote by Bank of Mexico Governor Agustín Carstens, GPS graduated 148 students at its 29th commencement ceremony on June 18

Fighting Global Warming and Climate Change Requires a Broad Energy Portfolio

June 19, 2017 | By Daniel Kane and Anthony King | GPS News
Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power?

Why GPS: A career-switcher’s guide to data science

June 14, 2017 | By Anton Prokopyev, 2017 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

Office hours: Assistant Professor Liz Lyons

June 11, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS 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

Commemorating five years of friendship

June 8, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Delegates from Fudan University visited UC San Diego to honor a half-decade of partnership and bilateral achievements via the Fudan-UC Center

Bank of Mexico governor to speak at GPS commencement

June 8, 2017 | By Anthony King | GPS News
Keynoting GPS’s commencement ceremony on June 18 is Agustín Carstens

Honoring standout students

May 19, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
GPS celebrated its 2017 award winners with an intimate luncheon on May 12

2016 alumni remember their first year in the real world

May 18, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As the class of 2017 hits the home stretch to graduation, we caught up with a few 2016 alumni to see where they wound up one year after earning their GPS degrees

Coming home for collaboration

May 16, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As CGT’s first-ever research fellow, Terra Lawson-Remer is bridging research and the real world in the classroom and creating new connections outside of it

All in on international development at PCI

May 15, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As part of an ongoing series to spotlight GPS’s top employers, we profile why PCI hires our graduates, plus why current alumni enjoy working there

Positively competing against each other

By Anthony King | GPS News
Motivated by impactful internships of their own, GPS alumni rallied around a class fundraising competition that amassed more than $17,500 for the School’s Summer Internship Fund

Why GPS: A cross point to connect the dots

May 9, 2017 | By Shunichi Muto, 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

Sponsored Student Spotlight: Duangruetai Surasakjinda

May 2017 | International Students and Programs Office
Q&A with first year GPS student Duangruetai Surasakjinda

Time to act

May 1, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
For her enduring support of GPS and perseverance to address wrongs on the international stage — foremost in Syria — Tamar Koosed is GPS’s 2017 Outstanding Alumna

Paths to public service

By Anthony King and Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
GPS hosted ambitious, diverse students for the inaugural Public Service Weekend at UC San Diego

Clean-tech Czar

April 27, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | UC San Diego News
As point person for San Diego’s Cleantech Initiative, UC San Diego alumnus Jacques Chirazi has steered city’s strides in sustainability

Global Leaders, Alumna Join UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy Advisory Board

April 26, 2017 | By Anthony King | UC San Diego News
Led by newly appointed chair, long-standing board aids dean in strategic vision and outreach

A head start on marine conservation

April 24, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Discover what motivated Frederick Hemans, 2018 MIA candidate, to pen a policy paper about China’s role in the Antarctic sea and how it’s turning heads

Experiencing the ‘crossroad of the US, Asia and Mexico’

April 20, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As part of his Pacific Leadership Fellowship, Enrico Letta derived new impressions of not only the EU-U.S. relationship but also the U.S.-Mexico one

Stephan Haggard hones in on ‘Hard Target’

April 19, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
In a Q&A, the professor opens up about the coming of his new book, “Hard Target,” and working with his writing partner, Marcus Noland

Why GPS: Finding the awe in other ways of life

April 14, 2017 | By Juan Pablo Feregrino, 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

Big Pixel Initiative Invites Public to Help Map our World

April 10, 2017 | By Anthony King | UC San Diego News
UC San Diego Research set to transform the way urbanization, growth is studied

 

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