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.

About Us

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

Our Mission

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.

Fellow Bios

Student Resources

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

Resource Page

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Katie Abrams

“At USC, we help shine a light on global problems and bring those conversations to campus.”

Lizzie Shepherd

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

Mia Speier

“GPI bridges the gap between complex global policy problems and student-led discussions.”

Looking for ways to get involved? Join us!

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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