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

Our Mission



Meet the Fellows

Fellows are students passionate about international relations. Our 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 through 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.

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April2022
Student Networking PanelGPI invites all USC students to an in-person panel, Q&A and networking night! If you’re interested in learning about internships, fellowships, jobs, study abroad, grad school and more, we encourage you to RSVP.
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April 2022
A Conversation on Repatriation Laws and EthicsJoin the USC Global Policy Institute for a conversation on the ethics and laws surrounding repatriation, and its impact on global affairs. Repatriation is the act of returning goods that have been wrongfully stolen from their host country.
5:00 PMVIRTUAL
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March2022
Crisis Briefing: The Russian Invasion of UkraineA discussion on the ongoing conflict — what it means, why it matters and what happens next. Learn more about our six panel experts and join us in LVL 17 for this in-person event.
12:30 PMLVL 17
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February2022
Crisis Briefing: The Ukraine Crisis — Is There A Way Out?
This briefing invites students, faculty and staff to join USC faculty member and post-Soviet space expert Robert English for a virtual discussion on the Russo-Ukrainian conflict as a follow-up to our first crisis briefing.
6:00 PMVIRTUAL
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February2022
The Impact of New Media and Technology on U.S. and Foreign ElectionsOn Tuesday, we’re joined by an expert panel to discuss the role of media in domestic and foreign elections. From misinformation and digital civic engagement to election interference and media’s role in public opinion, we invite the USC community to come ready to discuss, learn and engage in a Q&A.
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February2022
Social Media Platforms and the Responsibility to Monitor Hate Speech and MisinformationOur first panel features three distinguished guest speakers in the field of digital and social media. Join us for this Q&A and discussion on how misinformation and hate speech campaigns work; what companies and governments are doing about it; and what public policy and the law tell us about these challenges.
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January2022
Immigration at the Border: The American Dream Is No Longer a RealityFrom COVID-19 to the Biden administration, the state of the Southern Border has been in flux. Join GPI for a virtual conversation and panel on the state of the U.S. immigration system and the migrant crisis in 2022. GPI is excited to be joined by two panelists from USC: Roberto Suro and Niels Frenzen.
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January2022
Crisis Briefing: Putin’s Push for UkraineThe USC Global Policy Institute is excited to launch our first event of the spring semester: a crisis briefing on recent developments at Ukraine’s border. Our guest speaker is USC Professor Robert English, who is an expert in the post-Soviet space.
6:30 PMVIRTUAL
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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
Alumnae

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



Lizzie Shepherd
Fellow

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



Mia Speier
Co-Director

“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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