Exploring critical global challenges and the related policies
of individuals, countries and international organizations

The Global Policy Institute is a multidisciplinary research, teaching 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.

About Us

Our institute focuses on policy issues and hosts programs that involve faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, policy-makers and members of the public.

Our Mission

Meet the Fellows

GPI fellows are a students passionate about international relations and foreign affairs. Our fellows have studied and worked all over the world and come from diverse backgrounds.

Fellow Bios

Student Resources

GPI has compiled resources and information that can aid students interested in international relations and foreign affairs in their professional and academic development.

Resource Page

Event Calendar

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.

Due to COVID-19, our programming has moved online.

View our event calendar here.
Final Words: What I’ve Learned In 40 Years at USC w/ Professor Steven LamyCurrent USC students and alumni are invited to join the USC Global Policy Institute in a conversation with Steven Lamy, USC professor of international relations and GPI faculty director.

Professor Steven Lamy is leaving USC at the end of this year, after 40 years at the university. He helped establish the USC Global Policy Institute and has been a professor, mentor and great friend for students and graduates of USC.

Join us on Thursday, April 29 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. PST for a conversation on Professor Lamy’s experiences, advice and parting words for students.
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. PSTRSVP HERE
Studying & Teaching the Middle East: A Discussion w/ Prof. Laurie BrandOn Wednesday, April 14th, the USC Global Policy Institute invites the USC community — students, faculty and alumni — to join Dr. Brand in a discussion of her career as a Middle East scholar, her time at USC and the current state of Middle East affairs.

At the end of this semester, Dr. Laurie A. Brand is retiring from a 32-year career at the University of Southern California. Dr. Brand, currently the Robert Grandford Wright Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies, has been an integral part of both programs.
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. PSTRSVP HERE

Katie Abrams

“The Global Policy Institute helps shine a light on problems that need to be addressed, and I am proud to be a part of that.”

Lizzie Shepherd

“Working for GPI gives me the opportunity to apply my studies to current events and deepen my understanding of global affairs.

Mia Speier
Director of Communications

“GPI has given me and countless others, the opportunity to meet amazing people and discuss critical issues facing our world.”

Recent Editorials

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.

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