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New Report: Nearly 19,000 Asylum Seekers Await U.S. Entry in Mexican Border Cities

May 21, 2019

The number of asylum seekers on wait lists in Mexican border cities or those waiting to get on these lists has grown to 18,700, according to a new report by the University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and the University of Texas,

Public’s Dread of Nuclear Power Limits its Use

April 24, 2019

In the ongoing effort to decarbonize U.S. energy production, there is one energy source that often attracts great controversy. Nuclear power, for a number of reasons, including the association between radiation and cancer, the general public has long felt a significant dread about it.

New Report Creates Roadmap for U.S.-Mexico Cooperation on Security, Drug and Border Policy

April 16, 2019

The University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies recently released a report listing steps the U.S. and Mexico can take to make each other safe. The white paper lists 13 recommendations for both nations to achieve bilateral cooperation.

Sarcasm Detectors and Gene Transfers: Institute Awards Innovative Research Scholarships

March 28, 2019

Developing how the heart forms and brain works. How to analyze sarcasm computationally. Harnessing computers to develop campaign rhetoric across the spectrum. Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute announced innovative undergraduate research scholarship projects across academic disciplines.

World’s Brightest Minds Converge at UC San Diego April 26-27

March 26, 2019

Is the U.S. heading toward a second civil war? Will we stop global warming before it is too late? Questions like these will be explored at the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy's 30th anniversary celebration April 26-27.

UC San Diego’s New Multi-Continental Partnership to Usher in Next Generation of Economic Diplomats

March 11, 2019

The University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) has partnered with three other prestigious universities in Korea, France, and Canada to launch an innovative new program to train students around the globe in economic diplomacy.

Can Mexico’s President-elect Deliver on his No. 1 Campaign Pledge: Ending Corruption?

October 15, 2018

The campaign platform of Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel López Obrador included vows to end corruption in the Mexican government and drive out the political mafia running the country. As López Obrador’s Dec. 1 inauguration nears, his anti-corruption strategy continues to take shape. On Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy Center for U.S-Mexican Studies will host a conference, discussing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for López Obrador’s administration.

World-Renowned National Security Think Tank Secures $1M in Annual Funding from State

September 28, 2018

A leading think tank dedicated to researching global security threats, located on the campus of the University of California San Diego has been awarded ongoing funding by the State of California. From finding ways to mitigate conflict through active dialogue on the Korean Peninsula, to exploring how to address the dangers of nuclear proliferation, such as training the next generation of nuclear policy experts, the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) works with all ten campus in the University of California (UC) system to address pressing and long-term international security concerns and policy challenges.

Researchers Develop Biometric Tool for Newborn Fingerprinting

September 12, 2018

Researchers at the University of California San Diego say they have dramatically advanced the science of biometric identification, creating a novel technology that can capture the fingerprints of infants and children, even on the first day of birth.

A Global Academic Powerhouse: UC San Diego Named World’s 15th Best University

August 14, 2018

A prestigious new ranking has listed the University of California San Diego 15th among the world’s best universities for its award-winning faculty and alumni, as well as producing high-impact and prolific research. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released its new report of the best universities today, also naming UC San Diego 13th among U.S. colleges and fourth, among the country’s public universities.
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