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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

Why GPS: Turning passion into reality

March 27, 2017 | By Ashley Halabi, 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

Selected as a Sylff Fellow

March 20, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
In a Q&A, two students open up about how their fellowships are preparing them to break global boundaries after GPS

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

A day in the life of a BA/MIA student

March 10, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
In a Q&A complementing our Storify tour of a day in the life of Jeanne Marasigan, the 2018 BA/MIA candidate paints a picture of what attending GPS looks like today

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

Research renewed at USMEX

 By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Three USMEX Fellows detail how their fellowships are taking their respective research projects to the next level

Up to snuff

Jan. 20, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Travis Lindsay, 2017 MIA candidate, reflects on the ways in which his first year at GPS primed him for the accomplishments that followed, such as being published in The Diplomat

Imparting lessons from elections

Jan. 20, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
A glimpse at Associate Professor John Ahlquist’s research on Hungarian election reforms, to be presented at Destination GPS

Cultured to foster U.S.-Japan connections

Jan. 19, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Granted participation in the Kakehashi Project in 2016, GPS sent a cohort of students to Japan to absorb the culture and make memories to last a lifetime

Why GPS: Going beyond expectations

Jan. 12, 2017 | By Dana Kozhakhmetova, 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

A day in the life of an MPP student

Jan. 12, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
In a Q&A complementing our Storify tour of a day in the life of Shadi Matar, the 2018 MPP candidate paints a picture of what attending GPS looks like today

Changing rather than researching the world

Jan. 11, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As a faculty leader of GPS’s new MPP degree program, Professor Zoltan Hajnal is committed to shaping policymakers in the classroom and actual policy outside of it

Carnegie Corporation of New York Supports UC San Diego-Hosted International Talks on Northeast Asia

Jan. 5, 2017 | By Alexandra Steven and Jade Griffin | UC San Diego News
The University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, which is based at UC San Diego, received a grant of $500,000 to support the institute’s annual Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD), a forum which convenes policy-level officials from China, Russia, North and South Korea, Japan and the United States to candidly discuss urgent security topics in Northeast Asia.

Ensuring students are ahead of the curve

Dec. 19, 2016 | By By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Working behind the scenes, GPS’s Professional Development Committee is dedicated to dreaming up how to make students stand out in the workforce

Variability biggest bane of water in the West

Dec. 14, 2016 | By By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
GPS’s Science Policy Fellows Program gathered scientist and policy experts from across campus and San Diego to traverse the hard-hitting topic of California’s water supply

Why GPS: Genuine support for your future career

 By Samuel Huang, 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

Office hours: Professor Barbara F. Walter

Dec. 12, 2016 | 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 

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