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.
As a humanitarian crisis unfolds in blockaded Nagorno-Karabakh, the Biden Administration’s response has been lacking. Without decisive action, 120,000 lives are at risk — and Armenian democracy…
“Sinking Towns” in India’s Himalayan Region demonstrate the need for an immediate solution to protect both residents and the environment.
With dwindling Russian influence in the post-Soviet region, U.S. engagement in the South Caucasus region is increasing.
Over 40 years after gaining independence, Zimbabwe is still struggling to resolve the longstanding issue of land ownership. Land seizures in the early 2000s intended to rectify…
GPI Fellow Ezi reports on the World Health Assembly’s 75th meeting.
Extremist movements are calling for greater autonomy between the Northern and Southern regions of Peru.
The appeal of Arab-Israeli assimilation lies not only in economic opportunities but in the benefits of its strategic implications.
GPI fellow Ariana reflects on the role of media and activism in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
“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.”
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.