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Trade in the Americas: Its Importance, Challenges and Future
Dean of INCAE Business School of Costa Rica and Pacific Leadership Fellow Alberto Trejos will be presenting a public talk discussing the value of trade among partners in the Western Hemisphere. Analyzing today's political climate, he will describe current challenges and propose a course for future economic engagement. The event will start with a talk at 5 p.m., followed by a reception at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Institute of the Americas (IOA) Malamud Conference Room (directions). Closest parking will be at the Pangea Parking Structure. There will be a limited number complimentary parking spaces on a first come, first serve basis. All other spaces will require a permit from the top level pay station. There will be signage to direct you from Pangea to IOA.

Location: Institute of the Americas Malamud Conference Room 10111 North Torrey Pines Road
Event Date: Feb 13, 2018
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Rethinking the War on Drugs and U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation
Join us for an international conference, in partnership with the University of San Diego Justice in Mexico Program, to examine Mexico's security challenges, evaluate the status of current U.S.-Mexico security cooperation and propose practical solutions for policymakers in the U.S. and Mexico.

Location: UC San Diego - The Village Building 2
Event Date: Feb 09, 2018
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North Korea’s Nuclear Program: From an Intelligence Perspective
Recent foment over North Korean nuclear tests and missile launches exist in a context going back decades when the intelligence community first warned U.S. policymakers of North Korea’s nuclear weapons potential in 1984. North Korea continued to resist safeguards on its program and refused to fully answer questions about its past nuclear activities. In 1994, a crisis was averted when the Agreed Framework froze existing nuclear activities. That agreement ended in 2002 and North Korea went on to conduct its first nuclear test explosion in 2006. What lessons can be learned from this history? What did the intelligence community do right and what could have been done better? Join us as Torrey Froscher, who served in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Intelligence for 35 years with a particular focus on proliferation, will discuss how the intelligence community played a critical role all along the way—including identification of the uranium enrichment program that led to the end of the Agreed Framework. This talk is part of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center’s Speakers’ Consortia Series, which brings retired senior policymakers to college campuses across the U.S. This event is sponsored by GPS’s Korea-Pacific Program, UC San Diego’s Political Science Department’s Center for Peace and Security Studies, UC San Diego’s International Institute, Division of Arts and Humanities Transnational Korean Studies and the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center.

Location: School of Global Policy and Strategy Robinson Auditorium
Event Date: Feb 07, 2018
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Faculty Research Lectures
The Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award recognizes colleagues whose research has made a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge. We are pleased to invite you to attend the Faculty Research Lectures: Computing Cures: Discovery through the Lens of a Computational Microscope Rommie E. Amaro, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry At-Risk World Heritage and the Digital Humanities: Recent Research in the Eastern Mediterranean Thomas E. Levy, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Anthropology

Location: The Ida & Cecil Green Faculty Club
Event Date: Jan 30, 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