Exploring critical global challenges and the related policies of individuals, countries and international organizations
The Global Policy Institute is a multidisciplinary research and community education institute at the University of Southern California. We focus on university programs that involve faculty, students, policymakers and members of the public.
Our institute focuses on global issues and hosts programs that involve faculty, graduate and undergrad students, policy-makers and members of the public.
Meet the Fellows
Our fellows are students passionate about international relations. Fellows have studied and worked all over the world and come from diverse backgrounds.
GPI has compiled resources that can aid students interested in international relations and foreign affairs in their professional and academic development.
Browse active internship, fellowship and professional opportunities through our resource page
GPI fellows have compiled a list of live opportunities for students interested in pursuing career paths or professional opportunities in the field of foreign affairs and international relations.
Learn about how to submit your work to GPI or other undergraduate research journals and outlets
Interested in writing about foreign affairs or publishing your research? We’ve compiled a list of publishing opportunities at USC and other universities across the U.S. You can also review GPI’s submission instructions.
Our fellows work to develop programming that brings together faculty, students and policymakers to discuss key global challenges. From crisis briefings to panels, from professional development events to our monthly book club, the Global Policy Institute aims to create an environment that promotes community education and informed understanding.
Recent Editorial Work
Global Policy Institute fellows draft articles each week on global issues and challenges. Fellows choose topics of interest to them related to traditional and human security, economics, the environment, technology, international organizations and global institutions.
Read more of our work here.
The Asylum-Claiming Process
GPI fellow Erika examines the asylum process in a background guide for our 2023 Think-a-Thon.
Assimilation Challenges for Refugees
GPI fellow Kira examines refugee assimilation in a background guide for our 2023 Think-a-Thon.
National Security and Refugees
GPI fellow Darcy explores national security and refugees in a background guide for our 2023 Think-a-Thon.
Racial and Gender Disparities within Refugee Treatment
GPI fellow Ezi examines disparities amongst regufees in a background guide for our 2023 Think-a-Thon.
Azerbaijan: A “New Republic”
As Azerbaijani aggression continues, Armenians face greater challenges with each day.
An attempted ethnic cleansing: Azerbaijan closes the Lachin corridor
As the Lachin corridor’s closure passes its two-week mark, the circumstances in Nagorno Karabakh continue to decline.
At the heart of every feminist struggle is a woman’s right to choose
As women, we must realize that personal choice is always political.
Azerbaijan’s illegal closure of the Lachin corridor is a precursor to the last stage of ethnic cleansing
By orchestrating the closure of the only link between Nagorno-Karabakh and the outside world, Azerbaijan is creating a quickly escalating humanitarian crisis. With the absence of serious…
“At USC, we help shine a light on global problems and bring those conversations to campus.”
“GPI gives me the opportunity to apply my studies and deepen my understanding of global affairs.
“GPI bridges the gap between complex global policy problems and student-led discussions.”
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We recruit a new class of fellows at the start of each semester. Our spring semester application is not yet live. However, you can find more information about our application process.
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