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.
Our institute focuses on policy issues and hosts programs that involve faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, policy-makers and members of the public.
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.
GPI has compiled resources and information that can aid students interested in international relations and foreign affairs in their professional and academic development.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“Working for GPI gives me the opportunity to apply my studies to current events and deepen my understanding of global affairs.
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“GPI has given me and countless others, the opportunity to meet amazing people and discuss critical issues facing our world.”
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 United States should mediate between warring parties in the Tigray region.
After nearly two decades, the United States is finally leaving Afghanistan — and NATO allies are following suit.
Joe Biden has the chance to transform U.S.-Iran relations. Will he?
An increasingly assertive and aggressive China will only drive India and the United States closer together.
Any progress on Cyprus must first attempt to curb Turkish aggression.
To address global shortages of personal protective equipment amid COVID-19, countries ought to consider a wealth tax.
The current ceasefire in Ukraine is still a cause for concern amid the region’s need for humanitarian aid.
Sanctions too often end up harming the very communities they are intended to help.
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