Past Events

Past Anniversary Events

All events are centered around one of three anniversary themes:

  • Crafting 21st Century Policy: contributing to updating the design of the modern world order
  • Fusing Technology and Policy: advancing unconventional insights about technology and policy in the 21st Century
  • Navigating an Evolving Political Economy: addressing the interplay of Democracy, Populism and Authoritarianism in a changing world economy

Crafting 21st Century Policy

Oct. 4, 2018
Vanishing Frontiers: A Book Presentation
Speaker: Andrew Selee, President, Migration Policy Institute
Hosted by: GPS Center on U.S.-Mexican Studies

Oct. 15, 2018
Japan’s Evolving Security Assessments of China and North Korea and its Impact on Japan’s Security Posture
Speaker: Narushige Michishita, Member, National Security Secretariat Advisory Board of the Government of Japan
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology and UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Oct. 18, 2018
North Korean Summitry
Speakers: Ki-jung Kim, Yonsei University; Jeffrey Lewis, Middlebury Institute of International Studies; Susan Shirk, UC San Diego; and Stephan Haggard, UC San Diego (moderator)
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS Korea-Pacific Program

Oct. 24, 2018
Little Soldiers: A story on China’s education system
Speaker: Lenora Chu, journalist and author
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

Oct. 26, 2018
China’s Universities in Perspective
Speaker: Yingyi Qian, Professor and former Dean of the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

Nov. 8, 2018
Raising Global Families
Speaker: Pei-Chia Lan, Professor of Sociology, National Taiwan University
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

Nov. 14, 2018 | Video
What’s in store for Mexico?
Speakers: GPS Professors Francisco Garfias and Rafael Fernández de Castro, GPS alumna Lila Petersen, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies fellow Tesalia Rizzo
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS, UC San Diego Alumni and Graduate Division

Nov. 20, 2018 | Video | Photos
Public Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy – A Discussion
Speakers: John B. Bellinger, Jocelyn Kiley, Lauren Prather and Peter Cowhey
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: School of Global Policy and Strategy

Nov. 26, 2018 | Photos
From HIV/AIDS at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Binational Challenges
Speakers: a day of presentations and panels
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS student-run event

Nov. 27, 2018
Nowhere to Call Home: Documentary Film Screening and Conversation
Speaker: Jocelyn Ford, filmmaker
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

Dec. 4, 2018 | Video
Is the U.S. headed to a second civil war?
Speakers: GPS Professors Jesse DriscollStephan Haggard and Barbara Walter; and GPS student Nic Zinter
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS, UC San Diego Alumni and Graduate Division

Jan. 16, 2019
Herb York Memorial Lecture: U.S. and Chinese Grand Strategy and Remaking of the Rules-Based Global Order
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Jan. 17, 2019
The Better Angels of U.S.-China Relations: Film Screening & Discussion
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

Jan. 22, 2019
Changemaker Week: Research Panel
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS and UC San Diego

Jan. 23, 2019
#ChinaToo: The Feminist Awakening in the People’s Republic
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

Feb. 6, 2019
The Judge: Film Screening and Discussion
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

Feb. 13, 2019
Cushioning the Fall? Safety Net Programs’ Impact on Public Health
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS, UC San Diego Alumni and Graduate Division

Feb. 14, 2019
Sokwanlok Lecture: U.S.-China Symbiosis: A Conversation with Joe Tsai
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

March 4, 2019
Tracking Mexico’s Transformation: A Conversations with José Antonio Meade
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

March 5, 2019
End of an Era: How China’s Authoritarian Revival is Undermining Its Rise
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

May 1, 2019
China Tripping: Encountering the Everyday in the People’s Republic
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

May 9, 2019
The Future of Work: The Next 30 Years
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS

May 9, 2019
Mobilizing Without the Masses in China
30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

June 3, 2019
U.S.-China Relations in an Age of Adaptation
Seventh Robert F. Ellsworth Memorial Lecture

30th Theme: Crafting 21st Century Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

Fusing Technology and Policy

Oct. 3, 2018 | Photos
Digital India: Opportunities and Challenges
Speaker: Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary of the Indian Department of Telecommunications, India
Hosted by: GPS Center on Global Transformation

Oct. 9, 2018
CHINA Town Hall: U.S.-China Technology Competition
Speaker: Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Thilo Hanemann, Director, Rhodium Group
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

Oct. 12, 2018 | Photos | Video
San Diego 2049
Speaker: Vernor Vinge, acclaimed science fiction writer and author of “Rainbows End”
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

Oct. 17, 2018 |Video
GPS Tackles Maternal and Child Health in the Developing World
Speakers: GPS Professors Joshua Graff Zivin and Gordon McCord, GPS alumna Emily Foecke Munden (CSIS Global Health Policy Center), GPS student Carmen Sainz-Villalba
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS, UC San Diego Alumni and Graduate Division

Oct. 29, 2018 | Photos
San Diego 2049: The Future of Labor, Work and Industry
Speakers: Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman, Deborah Forster and John Ahlquist
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

Oct. 30, 2018 | Photos | Video
Science and Politics: A GPS Science Policy Fellows Roundtable Event
Speakers: Christa Trexler and Allison Hutchings, 500 Women Scientists; Amber Mace, California Council on Science & Technology; Margaret Leinen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; and Peter Cowhey, GPS
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS Science Policy Fellows Program

Nov. 1, 2018
Inside China’s Great Firewall
Speaker: Molly Roberts, Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

Nov. 28, 2018
Perspectives on Contemporary Health Issues in Sub Saharan Africa
Speakers: Werner Maokola, Getachew Mullu Kassa, Apollo Maima, and Joshua Graff Zivin and Craig McIntosh(moderators)
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

Dec. 3, 2018
Generation Mobile: Digital Media and Youth in China
Speaker: Caitlyn Chen, Vice President, Tencent, China
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS Center on Global Transformation

Jan. 24, 2019 | Video
Regulating Tomorrow’s Technologies: Impacts on Innovation
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS, UC San Diego Alumni and Graduate Division

Jan. 31, 2019
China’s Auto Industry: Tech Takes Command
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

Feb. 19, 2019
San Diego 2049 Radical Economies
Speaker: Glen Weyl (Microsoft Research, co-author of Radical Markets), Renee Bowen (GPS Professor and Director, Center on Commerce and Diplomacy) and David Brin (science fiction writer and futurist, author of The Transparent Society)
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

April 2, 2019
Tracking Mexico’s Transformation: The Mexican Energy Sector
Speakers: GPS Professor David VictorJeremy Martin, Vice President Energy & Sustainability at the Institute of the Americas, Enrique Hidalgo, president of ExxonMobil Ventures Mexico and Tania Ortiz Mena, CEO of IEnova
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

April 4, 2019
San Diego 2049: Your Dystopia Has Been Canceled
Speaker: Annalee Newitz, author of “Autonomous” and co-founder, io9
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

April 8, 2019 | Photos
Will China Save The Planet?
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center and UC San Diego Deep Decarbonization Initiative

May 7, 2019
Promoting Research Transparency: Voter Education Campaigns
30th Theme: Fusing Technology and Policy
Hosted by: GPS Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

May 22, 2019
San Diego 2049: Closing Keynote with Kim Stanley Robinson and Team Project Competition
Hosted by: GPS and Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

Navigating an Evolving Political Economy

Oct. 11, 2018
Mexico’s Economic Challenges Under López Obrador
Speaker: Francisco Gil-Díaz, former Mexican Secretary of Finance
30th Theme: Navigating an Evolving Political Economy
Hosted by: GPS Center on U.S.-Mexican Studies

Oct. 16, 2018 | Photos | Video
The Elusive Quest for Prosperity in Mexico
Speaker: Santiago Levy, Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank
30th Theme: Navigating an Evolving Political Economy
Hosted by: GPS Center on Global Transformation

Oct. 19, 2018
López Obrador’s #1 Campaign Pledge: Ending Corruption
Speakers: a day of presentations and panels
30th Theme: Navigating an Evolving Political Economy
Hosted by: GPS Center on U.S.-Mexican Studies

Nov. 7, 2018 | Photos
Brazil’s Public Administration in the Aftermath of Presidential Elections
Speaker: Luciano Rezende, Mayor, City of Vitória, Brazil
30th Theme: Navigating an Evolving Political Economy
Hosted by: GPS Center on Global Transformation

Nov. 19, 2018
From NAFTA to USMCA: The New Deal and What’s Missing
Speakers: a day of presentations and panels
30th Theme: Navigating an Evolving Political Economy
Hosted by: GPS Center on U.S.-Mexican Studies

Dec. 7, 2018
Mexico’s New President: A Populist or a Pragmatist?
Speakers: a day of panels
30th Theme: Navigating an Evolving Political Economy
Hosted by: GPS Center on U.S.-Mexican Studies

Jan. 29, 2019
Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights
30th Theme: Navigating an Evolving Political Economy
Hosted by: GPS Center on Global Transformation

Feb. 8, 2019
China as a Global Finance Powerhouse
30th Theme: Navigating an Evolving Political Economy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

March 14, 2019
The Consequences of China’s Export Slowdown
30th Theme: Navigating an Evolving Political Economy
Hosted by: GPS 21st Century China Center

May 1, 2019
Is Globalization Dead?
30th Theme: Navigating an Evolving Political Economy
Hosted by: GPS Center on Global Transformation