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GPS Tackles Maternal and Child Health in the Developing World
In collaboration with UC San Diego Alumni and Graduate Division, and in celebration of the School of Global Policy and Strategy's (GPS's) 30th Anniversary, we have launched a monthly webinar series titled "Designing Policy for a Global Impact." The series will explore the research findings of GPS faculty, alumni and students as they strive to create informed policy choices across the globe. Each webinar will take a closer look at a topic currently under discussion in the public domain. The webinar format allows us to reach across the continents and engage an audience far beyond the shores of San Diego – perfect for alumni interested in staying up to date on the latest research coming out of GPS. Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. (PDT). Our first webinar, pulled from the policy concentration of energy, environment and health, will focus on global health. Joshua Graff Zivin, professor of economics, GPS Gordon McCord, assistant teaching professor of economics, GPS Emily Foecke Munden, GPS alumna and associate fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center Carmen Sainz-Villalba, Master of Public Policy 2019 candidate, GPS Future webinars will be pulled from policy topics which can be found here.

Location: UC San Diego Webinar
Event Date: Oct 17, 2018
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Global Climate Action Summit
The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement. The decarbonization of the global economy is in sight. Transformational changes are happening across the world and across all sectors as a result of technological innovation, new and creative policies and political will at all levels. States and regions, cities, businesses and investors are leading the charge on pushing down global emissions by 2020, setting the stage to reach net zero emissions by midcentury.??

Location: Moscone Center South in San Francisco, California.
Event Date: Sep 12, 2018
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How Chinese Judges Think
Drawing from original fieldwork and interviews, this talk by UC San Diego Professor Kwai Ng offers a look at the decision-making process of judges in China. Do Chinese judges follow the law and the law only? What other factors influence the judges? The talk will also explain how the rule of law is understood by Chinese judges and how that understanding will shape the future of the Chinese legal system. The event will take place in the GPS classroom 3203 (directions). Closest parking will be at the Pangea Parking Structure. There will be signage to direct you from Pangea to GPS.

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Event Date: May 15, 2018
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The Future of Digital Health
How do we bring the doctor’s office into the home? The digital disruption may soon make this possible. Digital health promises faster diagnosis, improved monitoring, higher rates of adherence, better preventative care, and overall higher efficacy and lower costs in healthcare. But how will we get there, and what will it take to make the system safe and sound? Global President of Nokia Technologies and Pacific Leadership Fellow Gregory Lee will discuss the business opportunities and challenges for healthcare and related technologies.

Location: UC San Diego The Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club Atkinson Pavilion
Event Date: May 09, 2018
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Latino Art Exhibition: Mix it Up
Please join us for the opening of an art exhibition of works by Latino artists on loan from the Gilberto Cardenas Collection of Latino Art, the largest private collection of Latino art in the world. “Mix It Up” offers the opportunity to find some of the persistent and common threads in the ideas and problems the artists share, such as immigration, self-representation, local geographies, labor, cultural traditions and innovations. Agenda • 3:30 p.m. – Welcome by Becky Petitt, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion • 3:40 p.m. – Keynote by Maria Echaveste, Berkeley School of Law and former advisor to President Bill Clinton • 4 p.m. – Overview of the collection by Gilberto Cardenas The event will start with a short program on May 4 at 3:30 p.m., followed by the art opening and reception. It will take place at the Institute of the Americas Malamud room (directions). Co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Location: UC San Diego Institute of the Americas Malamud room
Event Date: May 04, 2018
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Asian & Pacific-Islander American Heritage Celebration (APIAHC)
Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the 12th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration. The campus will host numerous events including lectures, film screenings and workshops to commemorate the Asian Pacific Islander American culture, traditions and history. This year’s theme is “Making Waves: Centering Arts, Activism and Our Stories."

Location: various
Event Date: May 03, 2018
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AI and the Future of Society Conference
JFIT is holding a two-day conference of its new research program on Digitalization Disruption and the Future of Society. Our goal is to analyze the ongoing changes associated with AI, IOT, industry 4.0 and society 5.0, with a focus on the social science perspective and the global comparison. The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners from the U.S., Germany and Japan, to discuss the role of global social science research in the ongoing discourse on the future of production, business, work and regulation.

Location: UC San Diego, “The Village 15” Conference Room / School of Global Policy and Strategy, room 3106
Event Date: Apr 27, 2018
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Authoritarianism Today: Repertoires and Resistance
Across the globe, this decade has seen a rise of autocratic leadership paired with a decline of democratic participation. In this interdisciplinary conference, scholars, journalists, and government officials analyze the ways authoritarianism works, both here in the U.S. and abroad. Rather than labeling one country or leader as “authoritarian”, we ask about the repertoires of power in use in various places and contexts, seeking through this comparison a broader view of the mechanisms through which power is consolidated. How does ethno-nationalism function in very different contexts, such as the U.S., Europe, and Latin America? To what extent does religion fuel the fires of extremism? What part does corruption play? How are technologies like drones and internet censorship used to silence public opposition, and how might social media be a site of civil society resurgence? What effects does authoritarianism have on intellectual life and academic production? Finally, what roles can cities play in fighting against conservative forces at the national and international level?

Location: Malamud Room, Institute of the Americas, UC San Diego
Event Date: Apr 27, 2018
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UC Global Health Day 2018: Committing to a Healthier World
This system-wide conference on global health, now in its sixth year, showcases the outstanding research, training and outreach taking place across the University of California and is an amazing opportunity for UC students, fellows, faculty, staff and visiting scholars to gather to share their work. Interdisciplinary by nature and collaborative in spirit, global health efforts encompass a range of academic topics – from psychology to engineering to sustainability and economics, scholars are committed to improving the health of humans, animals and ecosystems around the globe. This year’s theme, Committing to a Healthier World, builds on the work of global health practitioners from UC and beyond by bringing together partners, leaders and young career professionals for a day of sharing and discussion.

Location: The Price Center
Event Date: Apr 22, 2018
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Social Media and Impeachment of the President: Evidence from South Korea
Approximately one year ago, Park Geun-Hye, the then president of South Korea, was impeached. Civic discontent embodied through massive street protests played a critical role in her impeachment. Many have speculated that the rise of social media played a role in the processes leading up to her impeachment. What role did social media play in formulating people's beliefs? Did social media mobilize people to participate in political protests? What characterizes social media users and what are the implications going forward? In this presentation, Yong Suk Lee of Stanford University examines these questions using a survey he conducted before and after the impeachment of Park Geun-Hye, and ultimately aims to shed some light on how social media and news disseminated through social media might affect society.

Location: School of Global Policy and Strategy Classroom 3202
Event Date: Apr 12, 2018