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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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Sokwanlok Lecture: Infrastructure Investment as a Development Strategy
China’s model of state-led development differs from both Western approaches and from its East Asian neighbors’ industrial policies by focusing solely on infrastructure investment. This strategy was pursued inside China and is the basis for its ambitious “One Belt, One Road” initiative. In the third Sokwanlok Distinguished Lecture on China, Francis Fukuyama, who has written widely on issues in development and international politics, will focus on the economic logic, functioning and vulnerabilities of China’s approach to development.

Location: The Great Hall, UCSD International House
Event Date: Jan 29, 2018
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Curbing Inequality
What is the case for curbing income inequality in the U.S. and other nations? How would doing so affect economic growth around the world? Do we have the policy and business tools to address inequality? Eduardo Porter, economic scene columnist at The New York Times and CGT Pacific Leadership Fellow, will discuss the power and limits of redistribution and assess other tools to mitigate inequality in market incomes.

Location: GPS Robinson Auditorium
Event Date: Jan 24, 2018
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UCSD - IAH EVENT: North Korea in the Age of Trump
Please join us for a special lecture and discussion hosted by the Institute of Arts & Humanities (IAH) in partnership with Transnational Korean Studies at UC San Diego. This event is FREE and open to the public. This lecture will feature guest speakers Martin Hart-Landsberg, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Lewis and Clark College and Hyun Lee, Managing Editor of ZoominKorea. It will focus on two topics: 1) The Need For A New US Foreign Policy Towards North Korea 2) North Korea: Science and Technology as the Path to Economic Progress

Location: UC San Diego - Huerta Vera Cruz Room
Event Date: Jan 24, 2018
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China through the Lens of Friendship Delegations in the 1970s
A dialog and reception to launch the digital collection of photographs taken by the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars (CCAS) Friendship Delegations.

Location: Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Event Date: Jan 18, 2018
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U.S.-Cuba Ties: A Thaw, Revisited
During the Obama administration, optimism swelled in U.S.-Cuba relations as the U.S. announced that it would end its policy of hostility and look to engage Cuba. With the change in U.S. administrations in 2016, this optimism turned to pessimism as President Trump threatened to roll back the Obama administration rapprochement. The recent release detailing these new constraints leaves room for debate on how they will affect the future relationship between the two countries. In Cuba, for its part, these changes take place against a backdrop of a nation preparing for a successor to President Raul Castro in 2018.

Location: School of Global Policy and Strategy; GPS Robinson Auditorium
Event Date: Jan 17, 2018
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A View from the Vatican: Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Health as Our Responsibility
The event will reflect on the scientific deliberations by world experts on climate and air pollution, organized and chaired by Dr. V. Ramanathan of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and held at the Vatican in November, 2017. The meeting was co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Institute for Public Health (IPH), and IPH-affiliated participants included Drs. Ramanathan, Al-Delaimy, Forman and Pratt. These UC San Diego delegates will summarize the Vatican discussions and engage in a panel discussion. This free community event is open to the public, but reservations are required.

Location: MET MedEd Lower Auditorium
Event Date: Dec 07, 2017
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Why Gorbachev Failed and Deng Xiaoping Succeeded? The Comparison of Soviet and Chinese Transformations
The speaker explores the origins of Soviet and Chinese reforms in comparative perspective and in international context. Ultimately, the reformist aspirations in both countries pulled them towards the US-led global capitalist system, not towards each other. The talk focuses on the key policy choices by Deng Xiaoping and Mikhail Gorbachev, which made possible China’s rise and triggered the Soviet Union’s collapse. Vladislav Zubok is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. With comments from Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the School of Global Policy and Strategy.

Location: Dolores Huerta Phillip Vera Cruz Room (Old Student Center)
Event Date: Dec 07, 2017
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The Demise of the US-Turkish Partnership? Strategic Partnership in the Erdogan and Trump Presidencies
The Turkish-American bilateral relationship has its roots embedded in the Cold War. By the late 2000s, the Obama administration labelled the relationship as a “model” partnership. Since the onset of the Arab uprisings and heightened instability in the near and Middle East, Turkey’s relationship with the United States (US) has come under increased strain, owing largely to divergent policies that have eroded trust and undermined cooperation. The US recently imposed the unprecedented measure of issuing a ban on the processing of non-immigrant visas in its US missions in Turkey. To what extent has the US-Turkish relationship suffered irreparable harm and are there ways that the partnership can be rebuilt? In the wider context, how will the US approach policy-making towards the MENA region if Turkey is not a partner or ally? Dr. Sinan Ciddi is the Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Location: SSB (Social Sciences Building) 106
Event Date: Dec 07, 2017
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Challenges for Dreamers in Trump’s America
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allowed young people who had either entered or remained in the U.S. without a visa to receive a work permit and a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation. As of 2017, approximately 800,000 individuals — often referred to as Dreamers — were enrolled in DACA. This event will highlight the integration and political mobilization of the Dreamers, as well as the significant challenges that they face as a result of President Trump’s decision to rescind the program.

Location: Institute of the Americas Malamud Conference Room
Event Date: Dec 04, 2017